Indian state owned airframer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will supply ring forgings to GE Aviation for its military and commercial engine programmes as part of a new supply contract with the American firm.
The supply contract valued at Rs1 billion was inked at the show and HAL will complete the orders over a five year period. HAL will supply both steel and nickel alloy forgings for shrouds, cases, rings and seals.
“Foundry & Forge Division of HAL, Bangalore Complex is supplying Ring forgings for Defense & Civil Aerospace requirements for the last 3 decades. Current contact from GE Aviation for their Global Aero engine requirements is a reaffirmation of HAL’s capabilities in the field of Ring Forging manufacturing and is a significant step forward in country’s efforts in becoming a major player in global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) supply chain.” Said Amitabh Bhatt, CEO, Bangalore Complex.
HAL’s newly established, state-of-the-art ring rolling facility at the Company’s Foundry and Forge Division in Bengaluru will manufacture the ring forgings.
The HAL Division obtained GE Aviation approvals for its quality system and special processes following a rigorous audit process.
“We are pleased to enter this agreement with HAL for these critical forgings. HAL’s investment in developing this capability and their new facility positions them as a world-class supplier, and we look forward to continuing strong partnership and joint success with HAL,” said Vince Kinman, Executive Forging Sourcing for GE Aviation.
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