Airbus SAS has awarded a long-term contract to Mahindra Aerostructures to manufacture and supply components made of hard metals – aerospace steel, titanium and Inconel for A320neo & A350XWB.
This will be the first direct work package from Airbus to Mahindra Aerostructures, which will execute the work together with its sub-tier, Segnere SAS based in France. Mahindra Aerostructures currently operates a 250,000 sq. ft. facility near Bengaluru that started commercial deliveries in January 2015 and is already a supplier to reputed Tier 1s and to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The existing facility caters to components made of aerospace aluminum alloys. Mahindra is now adding hard metals capabilities to execute the new Airbus contract.
S P Shukla, Chairman, Mahindra Aerospace, and Group President-Aerospace & Defence, Mahindra Group, commented on the deal, “This contract is another significant milestone in our growing relationship with Airbus and strengthens ‘Make in India’ initiative of Government of India. We are honoured by the confidence reposed in us by Airbus and reiterate our commitment to always meet and exceed expectations in our journey together.”