Bangalore: Boeing on Tuesday announced the opening of its Research and Technology India Centre, which it said,will help sustain the company’s competitive technological edge, while enhancing India’s aerospace capabilities.
This is Boeing’s third advanced research centre outside the US, the others being in Europe and Australia.
This centre would carry out continued collaboration with Indian R&D organisations, including government agencies and private sector R&D providers, universities and other companies, Boeing officials said.
“Boeing is partnering with the best researchers around the world who find the best technology solutions for our customers and we look forward to working with our partners in India on some promising new technologies”, John Tracy, Boeing’s chief technology officer and senior vice-president Engineering, Operations and Technology said at a press conference here.
Boeing said its research in India would break new ground in aerostructures, aerodynamics and electronic networks with a team of senior researchers, scientists and engineers.
The centre would also coordinate the work of more than 1,500 technologists, including 100 advanced technology researchers from across India on projects that the company said would help define the future of aerospace.
The Boeing Research & Technology India Centre would build upon a foundation of collaborative research products in India, the company said.
For example, in 2007, Boeing has been working with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Wipro and HCL as part of the Aerospace Network Research Consortium (ANRC), which, it said, is India’s first public-private aerospace research consortium and is devoted to emerging network technologies and concepts.