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Boeing, Air Works undertake maintenance checks on three P-8I aircraft

Boeing India and Air Works will commemorate their collaboration at the Boeing India Aatmanirbharta in Defence Conference which is being organized in New Delhi on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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Indian Navy expands Maritime Reconnaissance capabilities with delivery of 11th P-8I. (Photo: ANI)
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and are currently undertaking heavy maintenance checks on three P-8I long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft operated by the Indian Navy (IN) simultaneously at Air Works, Hosur.

"This dramatically increases the scope and scale of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) undertaken in the country and demonstrates both the companies' commitment in helping make India Aatmanirbhar in aerospace and defence," stated an official release by .

Additionally, India and will commemorate their collaboration at the Boeing India Aatmanirbharta in Defence Conference being organized in New Delhi on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, with participation from dignitaries from the Indian Navy, Group, and other key supplier-partners.

Surendra Ahuja, Managing Director, Boeing Defence India, said, "We are proud to build on our existing collaboration with Air Works that enables us to generate significant value for our defence customers in India, and contribute towards the Government's vision of making India an MRO hub for the region. The ongoing satisfactory execution of heavy maintenance checks on three P-8I platforms concurrently by Air Works is a remarkable achievement."

Boeing's strategic collaboration with Air Works was an important first step under the Boeing India Repair Development and Sustainment (BIRDS) hub launched last year. The BIRDS hub envisions a collaboration with key local and businesses to develop India into an aviation and defence repair and sustainment hub.

"The heavy maintenance checks on Indian Navy's P-8I complement our vision of creating stronger and sustainable MRO capabilities, within the country. Maintaining such mission-critical platforms for the nation's defence forces is a matter of immense pride for Air Works. At the same time, it also reflects the 'coming-of-age' or maturing of indigenous MRO capabilities in aviation, defence and aerospace, which can deliver huge advantages for the country. We thank Boeing for their trust in us and look forward to expanding our strategic partnership to eventually deliver operational excellence on other critical platforms of our defence forces to their complete satisfaction," said D Anand Bhaskar, Managing Director and CEO, Air Works Group.

The Boeing and Air Works collaboration has already been enabling faster turnarounds and enhanced operational capability within the country for the country's key defence platforms. The partnership began with the first P-8I aircraft Phase 32 checks, and has grown to include Phase 48 checks and MRO on the landing gear of the Indian Air Force's 737 VVIP aircraft.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, May 05 2022. 14:24 IST
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