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Indian Tata group produces first Advanced Composite Floor for Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Nagpur. India’s TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. (TAL) celebrated delivery of its first advanced composite floor beam (ACFB) for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Boeing on June 17. The ACFB was produced in collaboration with Boeing by TAL at its dedicated world-class facility in MIHAN SEZ in Nagpur.

This is a major milestone in TAL’s progression towards world class cost-effective offerings in the aerospace market. TAL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors of India’s leading industrial Tata group.

Senior TAL officials including the Chairman, Mr R.S Thakur, Mr John Byrne – Vice President, Aircraft Materials and Structures, Supplier Management, Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), and Mr Jay Campbell – Managing Director, International Business Development, BCA, were present to commemorate the flag-off ceremony.

Boeing India – President, Mr Pratyush Kumar, called it a major milestone not just for Boeing and TAL but also for India. “This is not just any part,” he observed, adding: “It represents a highly advanced form of composite manufacturing that enhances India’s stature in the global supply chain network of Boeing. This is an excellent example of India bringing productivity and competitiveness to Boeing, and Boeing bringing cutting-edge technology to India – a truly win-win partnership.”

Indian Tata group produces first Advanced Composite Floor for Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner-1“We are proud of achieving this milestone,” said Mr Rajesh Khatri, Executive Director & CEO, TAL. “This would not have been possible without the support of the Boeing Team. We will accelerate production to meet Boeing requirements and are committed to create a center of excellence for aerospace in India backed by world-class facilities, proficient people and global best practices.”

“Manufacturing composites for aerospace is a complex, demanding process,” said Mr Kent Fisher, Vice President and General Manager of BCA Supplier Management. “We are pleased with the progress TAL has made in such a short period of time”.

In less than five years, TAL has transformed a green field site at MIHAN, SEZ into an aerospace manufacturing facility, building sophisticated aero structures. It has also created employment opportunities for more than 200 persons – with a potential for many more. Now, TAL is positioned to methodically ramp up production for 787-9 floor beams that are shipped to Boeing partners in Italy, Japan and the United States.

With a state-of-the-art facility and capability of manufacturing precision, high quality and cost effective aerospace components, TAL is set to foray its presence in the global aerospace domain.

About TAL

TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited is a Tata enterprise and the wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors Limited. The company provides manufacturing solutions across wide range of industries in India and abroad. TAL’s offerings are delivered through:

  • · Aerospace Business Unit at Nagpur with a focus on manufacture of precision components, assemblies and tooling for aero-structures
  • · Industrial Division based at Pune is in business of Machine Tools; Robotics, Jigs and Fixtures; Material Handling Systems and Fluid Power Systems.

TAL employs about 600 people across both the locations.

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