Tata unveils first cabin for Sikrosky-92 helicopter

November 7th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TASL) Sunday unveiled the first Sikrosky-92 helicopter cabin manufactured at its facility at the aerospace and precision engineering special economic zone (SEZ) on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

TASL is scheduled to deliver the first cabin later this month to US-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, one of the world’s largest helicopter manufacturers and a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

The cabin was unveiled at a glittering ceremony at the SEZ in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah, Tata Sons Chairman Ratan N. Tata and United Technologies Chairman Louis ChĂȘnevert.

“The delivery of the Sikorsky S-92 cabin is on schedule and an important milestone for Tata’s plans for the aerospace industry,” said Tata.

Sikorsky and Tata had signed an agreement in June 2009 for Tata Advanced Systems to manufacture cabins for Sikorsky S-92 helicopters.

“We look forward to a long, successful collaboration as we work together to meet the growing needs of India and the overall helicopter market in the coming years,” said Chenevert.

It was in July last year that TASL launched the Rs.1,000- crore facility at country’s first notified aerospace SEZ set up by Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) on 250 acres at Adibatla in neighbouring Ranga Reddy district.

The facility is export oriented and the cabins manufactured will form the overall helicopter structure that Sikorsky will integrate and complete for its global S-92 aircraft customers.

TASL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, is focused on providing integrated solutions for aerospace, defence, homeland security and disaster management.

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