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Mumbai: Pune-based Bharat Forge Ltd has shipped titanium flap-track forgings for Boeing 737 Next Generation narrow-body planes, a first for any Indian aerospace parts supplier.

According to a joint statement made by Bharat Forge and Boeing Co. at the ongoing Make in India Week in Mumbai, the company will also supply forgings for the fuel-efficient Boeing 737 MAX expected by 2017.

Bharat Forge also intends to expand its capabilities to offer higher value machining and manufacture of assemblies.

Bharat Forge is keenly looking forward to working with Boeing and its supply chain partners to grow the relationship to significant levels, chairman and managing director Baba Kalyani said in the statement.

“In addition to continually enhancing and upgrading our capabilities in Bharat Forge, we will also pursue merger and acquisition options—especially for machining and assembly, to accelerate our progress to become a significant player in the global aerospace component business," Kalyani said.

Bharat Forge is trying to boost its aerospace and defence prospects through tie-ups.

“Shipment of the first titanium forging from India is a significant step towards building a capable and competitive supply chain in India for Boeing. This is yet another proof point of Boeing creating an aerospace ecosystem in India," said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India, in the statement.

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