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GE Aerospace extends contract with Tata Advanced for aircraft engine components


GE Aerospace and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd have extended their manufacturing agreement under which the latter will continue to produce and supply several commercial aircraft engine components to GE’s global engine manufacturing plants.

The long-term, multi-year contract is valued at more than $1 billion and will extend well beyond 2030, said Mike Kauffman, vice president and general manager, purchasing, GE Aerospace.

Engine parts will be manufactured at the Tata Center of Excellence for Aero Engines (Tata-TCoE) in Hyderabad.

The Tata Center of Excellence for Aero Engines was established in 2018 to manufacture CFM International’s LEAP engine components for wide body and narrow body aircraft in India.

“The capacity expansion work under this agreement has been underway for two years and now the capacity has increased tenfold,” Kauffman said, refraining from quantifying the capacity expansion.

“Our relationship with TASL has matured over the past five years. The Tata Center of Excellence for Aero Engines has grown in size and importance for us over time and is a great showcase of manufacturing in India, for the world,” said Kauffman.

“We continue to invest in developing the country’s skills base, technology and aerospace production capacity. As a leading commercial engine manufacturer, GE has helped us develop critical aircraft engine manufacturing processes here in India with the support of the GE engineering team,” said Mr. Sukaran Singh , Managing Director and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tata Advanced Systems Limited.

GE operates 14 own or joint-venture manufacturing units in the country, including the multi-modal plant in Pune which manufactures aviation parts. GE’s aerospace supply chain partners in India include, among others, Tata Advanced Systems, Mahindra Aerostructures, Godrej & Boyce and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Tata Advanced Systems Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, specializing in providing integrated solutions for aerospace, defense and homeland security.

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