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Boeing to spread its operations; surge in manufacturing in India; heres more

Boeing to spread its operations; surge in manufacturing in India; heres more

Airplane giant Boeing will scale up manufacturing in India by spreading its operations across Hyderabad and other southern cities.

Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar said, “Boeing in India is now also focussed on scaling up manufacturing through partnerships and engineering—both internally and through partnerships. When it comes to manufacturing, we have increased our sourcing by four folds over the past three years.”

“This year, we expect this number to go beyond $ 1 billion,” said Kumar, while pointing to Hyderabad and Bangalore as the aerospace hubs in the country.

According to Kumar, the company will soon expand its manufacturing and engineering footprint in India.

“Today, we have around 1,200 people employed in India and our goal is to have 3,000 engineers in the country by 2020 and we are rapidly moving towards the same.

There is a broad engineering capability in India and we will be hiring employees across functions—ranging from high-end aeromechanics engineers to computer science engineers and testing engineers. Our engineering base will be spread across Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai since we see growth in all these three areas,” said Kumar.

Kumar also pointed out how the Indian army and navy are both now showing a lot of interest in Apache, Chinook helicopters and maritime surveillance aircraft.

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