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French Safran engine manufacturer Rajnath Singh discusses defense production plans in India

ByRandall B. Phelps

Jul 5, 2022

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met on Tuesday in New Delhi with Safran Group CEO Olivier Andries.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met the CEO of SAFRAN in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Photo: Twitter/@rajnathsingh)

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met on Tuesday with a high-level delegation from the French group Safran led by its CEO Olivier Andries in New Delhi.

Safran is a leading supplier of advanced aircraft engines for civil and combat aircraft.

During the meeting, Andries briefed Singh on their company’s plans to set up a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in India for the overhaul of LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines used by airlines. Indian and foreign commercial airlines.

The MRO facility, through a US$150 million foreign direct investment in Hyderabad, is expected to create 500-600 highly skilled jobs. The facility will be able to overhaul more than 250 engines per year initially.

The French defense group Safran also announced the creation of a production plant in Hyderabad to produce parts and components for advanced aircraft engines with an investment of 36 million euros, in addition to a joint venture in big budget with aerospace giant HAL.

“Safran Electrical & Power India Pt Ltd will produce harnesses for civil and fighter aircraft. The joint venture between Safran and HAL concerns the production of rigid pipes for aircraft engines, including helicopter engines. Safran’s CEO outlined his company’s long-term plan for co-development and co-production of advanced jet engines and transfer of technology in line with existing Indian government policy,” the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. a statement.