Dr. Srinivasan Dwarkanath, Airbus vice president international cooperation for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, recently said, “Every A380 will have 16 made-in-India evacuation slides that are made by Goodrich. Also, for every second A320 aircraft, the forward passenger doors are made in India by HAL and every single A320 we deliver will have made-in-India flap-track beams supplied by Dynamatis.”
Similarly, Tata Industries will be making floor beams for Boeing 787s, while Infotech Enterprises and HCL are working on the software and engineering services, says Dinesh Keskar, Boeing senior vice president sales for Asia-Pacific and India.
Singh says the Indian aerospace industry will compete in the global marketplace and be capable of meeting international standards.
The minister also emphasized the need for a comprehensive civil aviation policy addressing regulatory standards and infrastructure that affect the aerospace industry.
The Indian government is now considering Route Dispersal Guidelines to provide air connectivity to the country’s remote and interior areas.
A320 photo: Airbus