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HAL and Rolls-Royce Expand Partnership  

Atul Chandra - : Feb 5, 2021 - : 6:01 pm

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Rolls-Royce inked important agreements on the last day of the airshow as they agreed to expand their partnership in India for collaboration in two significant areas.

Both companies will now work together in expanding the supply chain for both Civil and Defence Aerospace and establishing an authorized maintenance centre for Adour Mk871 engines to support Rolls-Royce’s global customers.

“We are looking at new areas of cooperation and exports to countries which Rolls-Royce and HAL together contribute to in aerospace application,” said R Madhavan, CMD, HAL.

‘We are delighted to take this partnership to the next level through collaborations for sourcing as well as to set up servicing and maintenance support for our Adour engines. We share strong synergies with HAL and as we look at future programmes, we believe there is immense potential to further build on our shared capabilities,’ said Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce India and South Asia.

 Rolls-Royce and HAL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an Authorized Maintenance Centre for Adour Mk871 at HAL to support international military customers and operators. HAL already has the capabilities and capacity to support a larger customer base, with over 30 years’ experience in MRO of the Adour engines in India, under license from Rolls-Royce.

Both companies have also signed a ‘Letter of Intent’ (LoI) to work towards making Adour Mk871 engine parts in India for several international customers.

HAL was recently been awarded new business with Rolls-Royce to supply forgings including shrouds, cases and seals for Trent and Pearl 15 engines. “The new business award by Rolls Royce for their flagship civil aero engine programme, as an outcome of their global RFQ is a reiteration of the customer’s confidence in HAL’s Foundry and Forge Division’s proven track record of excellent quality and delivery performance besides cost competitiveness,” Madhavan said.

The parts would be manufactured at HAL’s Foundry and Forge Division at its state-of-the-art facility in Bengaluru.

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