Bengaluru: India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has made a milestone delivery of the 200th gun bay door for Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter plane of the US.
HAL has been supplying the aero-structure to Boeing for the last 10 years.
HAL’s Aircraft Division has been a trusted supplier to Boeing for the last three decades. The Division has supplied various aero-structures for Boeing’s military and civil programs such as the B757 Over-wing Exit Doors, 777 Up-lock Box, F/A-18 Wire Harness and F/A-18 Gun Bay Door, a statement by the Bengaluru-based company said.
“HAL has a long-standing partnership with Boeing and we look forward to strengthening our association on military and civil programs. We are prepared to collaborate with Boeing to boost manufacturing under the Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India programs,” HAL CMD R. Madhavan said on the occasion.
“Our partnership with HAL is an example of our commitment to Atmanirbhar Bharat and to the growth of India’s aerospace and defence ecosystem. We see tremendous potential for India to contribute to the global aerospace industry as an industrial and technology partner. This partnership is a testimony to the world class capability of our industrial partners in the country”, said Boeing India President Salil Gupte.