New Delhi, May 11
Horizon Aerospace has won a contract with Boeing for the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of three key Boeing defence platforms in India, the P-8I operated by the Indian Navy (IN), and the C-17 Globemaster and VIP 737 transport fleet operated by the Indian Air Force (IAF). This strategic collaboration aims to grow capabilities in India in the areas of wheels and brakes MRO of IAF and IN maintainers.
“The collaboration with Boeing strengthens and enriches our existing relationship. The enhanced collaboration underscores the growing international recognition for Horizon’s capabilities in the aerospace and defence domain. We are proud to partner with Boeing and excited, to have been chosen to work with them on such prestigious and critical projects that build as well as test India’s indigenous MRO capabilities,” said Per Smedegaard, Group President, Horizon Aerospace, Defsys Solution.
Horizon Aerospace (India) Pvt Ltd have been a part of the SAFRAN SPOT network, and a part of ECOSERVICES (Pratt & Witney & S. T Aerospace JV) networks. This co-operation will undoubtedly enhance Horizon offers and capabilities under Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative of the Government of India. Boeing is one of the top aerospace companies for enabling implementation of best-in-class processes and operations in their supply chain. Horizon’s collaboration with Boeing will enable Horizon to enhance its capabilities, on-time delivery and quality processes.
“This collaboration enriches our partnership with Horizon Aerospace, brings them aboard our Boeing India Repair Development and Sustainment (BIRDS) hub initiative, and is an important milestone as we continue to grow supplier-partner collaboration in India, for India. It will help us in our goal to generate value for our defence customers locally through faster turnaround, exceptional operational capability and readiness on Boeing aircraft”, said Ashwani Bhargava, Director, Supply Chain Management, Boeing India.
BIRDS hub is an in-country network and alliance of suppliers led by Boeing in India that envisions a competitive MRO ecosystem for engineering, maintenance, skilling, repair and sustainment services of defence and commercial aircraft. This network aims to drive high industry benchmarks in India for maintenance and repair, platform availability, customer satisfaction, quicker turnaround time.