American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has signed an agreement with Tata Automobile Limited (TAL) Manufacturing Solutions, a wholly-owned Tata Motors subsidiary, to build floor beams for Boeing’s most ambitious projects, the 787 Dreamliner using new technology with advanced titanium and composite materials.
Commercial production will begin in 2009. Rs 250-crore facility being set up to cater to aerospace requirements at Nagpur in Maharashtra.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been widely discussed as much for its size as its economics. It is the first commercial aircraft to use mostly composite material and will burn 20 % less fuel per passenger than airplanes of comparable size, cause less carbon emission and have less noisy take-offs and landings.
Government-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has already tieed-up to manufacture Boeing 757 overwing exit doors and the 777’s main landing gear uplock boxes.
Via – BS : photo – Boeing.