Mahindra Aero Structures Bags Supply Contract from Airbus [ Current Affairs ]


European air travel major Airbus Helicopters has awarded a contract to Mahindra Aerostructures to supply airframe parts for its AS565 MBe Panther helicopter. Mahindra Aerostructures as the first Indian company to receive a direct manufacturing contract from Airbus as a Tier 1 supplier.

Image shows the Airbus Helicopters

Image shows the Airbus Helicopters

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  • In Bengaluru the helicopter parts will be produced.
  • Parts will be directly to the Airbus Helicopter production line in Marignane, France.
  • It integrated with the rest of the airframe assembly and will form a risky part of the Panther helicopters sold universal.
  • Contract will permit Airbus to qualify Mahindra Aerostructures as a Tier 1 supplier to establish a manufacturing relationship with them on the Panther.

Background details:

  • In the Make in India initiative Airbus Helicopters and Mahindra Defence are in the process of forming a joint venture (JV) to target India’s military helicopter programmes.
  • It will be formed for producing Naval Utility Helicopter, the Naval Multi-Role Helicopter and the Investigation and Surveillance Helicopter for Indian Navy.
  • JV will play vital role in making blueprint on the world map for military helicopter manufacturing.
  • Mahindra Aerospace committed to become a trusted partner and supplier to the Airbus Group for airframe parts and assemblies.

About Mahindra Aerospace:

  • Mahindra Aerospace is the first Indian private firm to make smaller civil aircraft for the Indian general aviation market.
  • It is aerospace division of the Indian multinational conglomerate company Mahindra Group.

- Published on: July 13, 2016