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GE and Tata open aero-engine centre of excellence in Telangana

By Swati Deshpande,

Added 13 February 2018

Partnership to set up an aero-engine precision machining training facility

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GE and Tata group held the ground-breaking ceremony for a world class Structural Center of Excellence (COE) focused on aero-engine components. The ceremony was held in the presence of KT Rama Rao, Cabinet Minister for IT E&C, MAUD, Industries and Commerce, Mines and Geology, Public Enterprises and NRI Affairs, Government of Telangana, and other dignitaries from the State government. The manufacturing facility will be located in Adibatla, Hyderabad.

The COE will incorporate 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 2017 between GE Aviation and Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) to join forces for manufacturing, assembling, integration and testing of aircraft components.

Banmali Agrawala, president, infrastructure, defence and aerospace, Tata Sons, said, “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. This investment will create highly skilled jobs and develop a high-end supply chain that will offer a globally competitive manufacturing ecosystem in India.”

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