European aviation major Airbus Helicopters has awarded a contract to Mahindra Aerostructures to supply airframe parts for its AS565 MBe Panther copter. The contract positions Mahindra Aerostructures as the first Indian company to receive a direct manufacturing contract from Airbus Helicopters as a Tier 1 supplier.
The helicopter parts will be produced at Mahindra’s facility in Bengaluru, Karnataka. They will be shipped directly to the Airbus Helicopter production line in Marignane, France. Airbus Helicopters and Mahindra Defence are in the process of forming a joint venture (JV) to target India’s military helicopter programmes under the Make In India initiative. The JV will be formed for producing Naval Utility Helicopter, the Naval Multi-Role Helicopter and the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Helicopter for Indian Navy.
So let’s do:
1. Name the European aviation major, Which has awarded a contract to Mahindra Aerostructures to supply airframe parts for its AS565 MBe Panther copter?
Source – The Financial Express