Tata Delivers First Structure for India’s CH-47Fs
Tata Advanced Systems Ltd has delivered the first major structural assembly to Boeing for the Indian Air Force’s new fleet of CH-47F Chinooks, both companies have said.
India, in September 2015, finalized an order with Boeing for the production of 15 CH-47Fs as well as training and support. Deliveries are to be again in 2019.
Tata Advanced Systems manufactured the crown and tailcone assembly for the new-generation Chinooks at its plant in Hyderabad, in southern India. It previously has delivered crowns and tailcones for CH-47s for the U.S. Army and international customers.
The company is a wholly owned aerospace and defense subsidiary of Tata Sons, the New Delhi-headquartered Indian manufacturing, communications/IT, real estate, financial and consumer goods conglomerate.
“Tata Advanced Systems has demonstrated its ability to deliver high-quality components to the CH-47 Chinook program on schedule, which in turn helps Boeing meet commitments to our customers,” said Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar.