Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), an Indian defence PSU, has delivered the 200th gun bay door for the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, marking a significant milestone. S Manicka Vasagam, HAL GM (Aircraft), presented Boeing India Director-Supplier Development Ashwani Bhargava with the delivery documents. For the past ten years, HAL has been supplying Boeing with the aerostructure.
"HAL has a long-standing partnership with Boeing, and we look forward to strengthening our association on military and civil programmes," HAL chairman and managing director R. Madhavan said on Friday. We are willing to work with Boeing to boost manufacturing as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India initiatives."
Our partnership with Hindustan Aeronautics is an example of our commitment to Atmanirbhar Bharat and the growth of India's aerospace and defence ecosystem, said Salil Gupte, president of Boeing India. We believe India has enormous potential as an industrial and technological partner in the global aerospace industry. This collaboration demonstrates our country's industrial partners' world-class capability.
For the past three decades, Hindustan Aeronautics's aircraft division has been a reliable supplier to Boeing. The B757 Over-wing Exit Doors, 777 Up-lock Box, F/A-18 Wire Harness, and F/A-18 Gun Bay Door are just a few of the aero-structures it has provided for Boeing's military and civil programmes.