American multinational GE and Tata Group on Monday launched work to build a world-class structural Centre of Excellence (COE) focused on aero-engine components here.
The facility, coming up in Aerospace Park at Adibatla on the city's outskirts, will incorporate the latest technologies from GE and best manufacturing practices to deliver complex high-precision aero-engine components to the world's fastest-selling jet engine, the CFM LEAP engine.
This is part of the strategic partnership signed in November between GE Aviation and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) to join forces for manufacturing, assembling, integration and testing of aircraft components, said a statement from AGE.
"Tata Group's partnership with GE will boost the domestic manufacturing expertise and enhance the capabilities of the group in the global aerospace industry. We look forward to developing a resilient ecosystem through this collaboration that will help both companies to strengthen manufacturing expertise in the country," said Banmali Agrawala, President, Infrastructure and Defence & Aerospace, Tata Sons.
"The collaboration between the two companies will deliver results for India's aerospace and defence industry which will be unmatched", said Vishal Wanchoo, President and CEO for GE South Asia.
"Through our technology centres in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, GE has developed high-tech research capabilities in India. Combining GE's R&D capability with state of the art manufacturing within Tata's new facility in Hyderabad is a significant step forward in building indigenous capability for the Indian aerospace industry," he added.