Tata-owned Air India has appointed Manish Uppal as Head of Flight Operations.
Industrial conglomerates GE and Tata Group have entered into a pact to manufacture “CFM International LEAP” engine components in India, for the global supply chain, a company statement said here on Thursday.
According to the statement, the two companies also evinced intention to jointly pursue military engine and aircraft system opportunities for the India market.
“We look forward to working with GE to build more expertise and strengthen India’s defense manufacturing capabilities,” said N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons.
“Tata group’s partnership with GE will help drive synergies in defense manufacturing and focus on innovation to support our armed forces,” he added.
The “LEAP” engine is the world’s leading jet engine known for its technological superiority, efficient fuel consumption, performance for powering single-aisle commercial jets.
“Tata Group is a leader in the Indian defense and aerospace sector, and we look forward to working together to meet the growing demand for LEAP engines. Our collaboration in building innovative technologies will support the ‘Make in India’ vision of the Indian government,” said John L. Flannery, Chairman and CEO of GE.