The joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems and Lockheed Martin following the purchase of six C-130 military transports by India “is going well,” according to Abhay Paranjape, Lockheed Martin’s director and national executive for India. With production of wing components, the facility in Hyderabad supplies directly to the Lockheed Martin assembly line in the U.S. The Indian plant will soon become the sole supplier source for the components.
Meanwhile, the Tata-Sikorsky joint venture is ramping up production of cabins for S-92 helicopters from Tata Advanced Systems based in Hyderabad’s Aerospace Special Economic Zone. By the end of March it will increase its capacity from two to three cabins a month, according to a Tata spokesman.