Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Rolls-Royce have agreed to expand their partnership in India for collaboration in two significant areas – expanding the supply chain for both civil and defence aerospace and establishing an authorised maintenance centre for Adour Mk871 engines to support Rolls-Royce’s global customers.
Through these new collaborations, the two companies will build on their rich partnership of over 60 years, wherein Rolls-Royce engines have been ‘Made in India’ and supported by HAL under license from Rolls-Royce.
R Madhavan, CMD, HAL, said, “We are looking at new areas of cooperation and exports to countries which Rolls-Royce and HAL together contribute to in the aerospace application.”
Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce India and South Asia said, “We value our long-standing partnership with HAL and are proud to have been serving the Indian Armed Forces together for several decades now. Our journey with HAL is the original ‘Make in India’ story that started in 1956 when our Orpheus engines were first manufactured in India.
We are delighted to take this partnership to the next level through collaborations for sourcing as well as to set up servicing and maintenance support for our Adour engines.