Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Civil Aviation Minister Calls for Developing Aircraft Component Manufacturing Industry in the Country
Union Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ajit Singh has said that there is a need to develop Tier II and Tier III companies in the country to manufacture small components and assemblies of aircraft. He was addressing a meeting of a group of manufacturers of aerospace products in Bangalore today. The Minister said the aerospace industry in the country is still in infancy stage. Presently, passenger aircrafts manufacture is being done by public sector and that private sector is also showing initiative in this direction. Besides, there are some manufacturing units which are in the process of manufacturing aircraft parts outsourced by foreign companies. The Minister added that these companies will have the potential to supply their products to foreign companies.

The Minister expressed hope that the Indian aerospace industry will compete in the global market and will be capable of attaining international standards. With a view to provide special training for a large number of semi-qualified personnel to meet the requirements of aerospace industry, the Ministry has undertaken several mutually beneficial bilateral projects for the benefit of youths.

The Minister assured the manufacturers of aerospace industry that the specific recommendations of the aerospace promotion council will be taken up with the ministries and departments concerned for speedy action and redressal of grievances.

The Minister also stressed the need for a comprehensive civil aviation policy concerning issues pertaining to regulatory standards and the infrastructure that affect the aerospace industry. 

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