has signed a strategic agreement with Axiscades
Global to provide a range of critical engineering services
for product development and manufacturing support for all Airbus aircraft
programmes as tier-I suppliers. While Quest
will provide services for the wing, Axiscades
will provide services for fuselage, wings (repair), defence & space and PAG. Both companies operate dedicated development centres in Bengaluru and over 500 engineers will be working across these centres to deliver the services.
India will need over 1,600 new passenger and freighter aircraft
in the next 20 years according to Airbus
global market forecast. This growth is expected to drive demand for skills in the fields of engineering, manufacturing and services including maintenance & pilot training and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul). Through a network of over 45 Indian suppliers Airbus
absorbs the engineering, manufacturing and services capabilities that the country offers.
“Through Make in India
partnerships like these we have Indian engineering expertise flying on Airbus
planes. Outside Europe, India provides the maximum volume of engineering services
compared to any other country,” said Srinivasan Dwarakanath, president, Airbus
division in India.
Sudhakar Gande, vice chairman, Axiscades, added, “Winning of Airbus
ODC contract with enhanced scope covering fuselage
& wings (repair) for Axiscades
marks a significant milestone in the development of engineering services
capabilities for our organisation. We are delighted to collaborate with Airbus
for engineering activities covering Airbus
divisions across Europe. This demonstrates our continued commitment to fully support our partner’s engineering needs with a responsive operating model at a time when industry is looking at digital designs services to radically transform the cost and speed of production.”
This is the second time that Axiscades
have won an order for these engineering services
through a competitive bidding process after the previous contract successfully completed its term.
“Winning the contract again marks another milestone in our strategic partnership with Airbus.
It reflects our commitment to supporting transformation through engineering solutions for our customers,” commented Ajay Prabhu, COO, Quest