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Air Works Delivers 6th Boeing P-81 aircraft to Indian Navy
Air Works Group carried out the 32 Phase Checks on Boeing P-8I maritime aircraft.
The Heavy Maintenance checks are carried out at their world-class facility at Hosur, Tamil Nadu in India.
The MRO achieved this milestone of delivering the last of the 6th Boeing P-8I on 4th August 2022.
The Milestone not only shows Air Works Capability and reliability to Support Both Civil and Defense aircraft but also represents a Major achievement in India’s Ambition of becoming Aatmanirbhar (Self-reliant) in Maintaining defense and Aerospace assets.
MD & CEO Comments on this Milestone
Mr. D Anand Bhaskar, Managing Director & CEO, Air Works Group said,
We are grateful to both Boeing and the Indian Navy for their trust in Air Works to deliver on such a unique and mission-critical project for the very first time in the country. Not only has every successful inspection increased our confidence in managing such intricate and specialized projects on behalf of our defense forces, but the fact that we have been able to value add with our ingenuity and decades-long experience to enhance the
quality of maintenance of these premium assets has particularly boosted our motivation and self-assurance.
This is an incredibly proud moment for everyone at Air Works, especially the P-8I project team – who have transformed their ardent passion into a brilliant outcome, and we look forward to expanding our collaboration horizon.”Air Works CEO & MD D Anand Bhaskar commenting on Delivery of 6th Boeing P-8I aircraft to Indian Navy
He further added,
“One of the key learning of this project has been that aviation & aerospace OEMs must take a leaf from Boeing’s BIRDS hub initiative and partner with domestic MROs like Air Works, to successfully realize the Government’s Make-in-India program, to scale up local maintenance capabilities and ensure that more and more maintenance assignments – irrespective of their complexity or their nature – civil or defense – are undertaken within the country, for cost-effectiveness and to create a strategic depth.”Air Works CEO & MD D Anand Bhaska comments
Last year, Airworks and Boeing signed a Bilateral strategic agreement for MRO services of two crucial Boeing platforms in India.
These include Boeing P-8I aircraft Operated by the Indian Navy (IN) and the VIP transport fleet of BBJ operated by the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Boeing India President on P-8I Delivery by Air Works Group
Salil Gupte, President, Boeing, India talking about this milestone added,
“Ensuring mission-readiness for our customers and providing them seamless services and support on our platforms are imperative for Boeing. Having completed heavy maintenance checks for six P-8Is for the Indian Navy by our partner Air Works is testimony to our joint and long-standing commitment to bolstering MRO capabilities in the country.”
He further added,
“We have always supported the development of indigenous aerospace and defense capabilities in India, and through the years, invested in
partnerships within the Indian aerospace ecosystem in MRO, services, and sustainment, as much as in manufacturing, R&D, and innovation, and talent.”
About Boeing P-8I Aircraft
P-8I is an aircraft designed for long-range anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
P-8I is built to deliver the highest levels of quality, reliability, and operability.
Its induction into the Indian Navy in 2013, is widely regarded as a game changer for India’s maritime capabilities.
The aircraft is powered by the same CFM-56-7 Engine that powers Boeing 737 aircraft.
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