In another move aligned with the Make in India initiative, GE and Tata have signed an agreement to manufacture CFM International LEAP engine components in India.
GE and Tata group have signed an agreement to manufacture CFM International LEAP engine components in India, for the global supply chain. CFM International is a 50/50 partnership between GE (U.S.) and Safran Aircraft Engines (France).
GE and Tata have also announced their intention to jointly pursue military engine and aircraft system opportunities for the India market.
Under the strategic partnership, GE Aviation and Tata Sons’ subsidiary, Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), will join forces for manufacturing, assembling, integration and testing of aircraft components. A new Centre of Excellence (COE) will be established to help develop a robust ecosystem for aircraft engine manufacturing in India and build related capabilities.
GE military engines are well established in India. GE currently provides the jet engines and marine gas turbines for many Indian military applications, including the Tejas Mk 1, Indian Navy P-8I aircraft, and P-17 Shivalik class frigates. Several military programmes under development, including Tejas Mk 2, P-17A and P-71 ships, and AH-64 attack helicopters, will be powered by GE engines.