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HAL, Rolls-Royce ink new pact for Make-in-India Adour engine parts

BENGALURU: Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Tuesday said it has signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce for Make-in-India Adour engine parts to support the latter’s international defence customer base.
A HAL statement issued here read: “Through this partnership, Rolls-Royce aims to strengthen the ecosystem for Adour engines in India by building on HAL’s existing capabilities for manufacturing and supporting the engines for Indian customers over several decades.”
It added that this follows the MoU signed by Rolls-Royce and HAL during Aero India 2021 to establish an authorized maintenance centre for Adour at HAL to support international military customers and operators.
HAL CMD R Madhavan, said: “With more than 30 years of experience of supporting repair and maintenance services for Adour engines in India, HAL has the capability and capacity to support a large defence customer base. This is the first order for supply of spares for the Adour global supply chain. We plan to be a key player in the supply chain and expect more orders to follow.”
Pointing out that the PSU looks forward to working with Rolls-Royce to serve the global market for supply of spares and MRO of Adour engines, he said that the agreement will create avenues for both firms to expand the defence sourcing footprint in India.”
Kishore Jayaraman, president, Rolls-Royce India and South Asia, said: “This is a significant step towards strengthening the defence manufacturing ecosystem in India, and to help catapult India’s vision for the defence sector to ‘make in India’ for the world.”
Alex Zino, executive vice-president–business development and future programmes (Defence), Rolls-Royce, said the firm believes that HAL’s expertise in manufacturing and supporting Adour engines will pave the way for several of our customers to successfully operate the Adour engines for many more years.

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