Airbus signs contracts with TASL, Mahindra Aerospace Structures for commercial aircraft components

Demonstrating on its ‘Make in India’ commitment, Airbus has signed contracts with Indian private companies – Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Mahindra Aerospace Structures Private Limited (MASPL) – to procure commercial aircraft components. 

Under the contract, TASL and Mahindra Aerostructures will manufacture metallic detail parts, components and assemblies for Airbus’ A320neo, A330neo and A350 programmes.

Notably, the two companies are already among more than 100 India-based suppliers that provide components and engineering and digital services for various Airbus programmes. 

Worth mentioning, for Airbus, India is a strategic resource hub where the company is expanding its industrial footprint with aircraft assembly, component manufacturing, engineering design and development, MRO support, pilot and maintenance training as well as academic collaboration to foster human capital. 

Today, every Airbus commercial aircraft has components and technologies made in India, including the A220 Escape Hatch Door and the Flap Track Beams for the A320neo and A330neo aircraft.

Currently, the company’s procurement of components and services stands at about US$750 million every year, and the latest round of contracts will add significantly to this. 

Airbus’ efforts to mature the wider Indian aerospace ecosystem includes the building of a Final Assembly Line for the C295 military aircraft in Vadodara under an industrial contract with TASL as well as training commercial pilots and maintenance crew.