Archive for the ‘Aerospace’ Category

Satyam inks pact with Northrop Grumman

February 27, 2007

Satyam Computers has forged an alliance with $30-billion US global defence and technology company Northrop Grumman for expanding its footprint in the global aerospace and defence market place. Both companies will jointly bid and provide high-end engineering services to global players in the aerospace and defence space.

For Satyam, the MoU will enable it to deepen its presence in the domain while Northrop will benefit from the Hyderabad-based company’s strength in providing engineering, development and consulting support as an offshoring partner.

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TCS’ defence, aerospace designs set for takeoff

February 21, 2007

Software services major TCS says it sees defence and aerospace as its next big global opportunity in engineering and design outsourcing.

Quite a few standalone and offset prospects from defence and civil aviation deals already hover over Indian businesses.

TCS, for its part, will see a spurt of activity on these two fronts, according to its senior officials.

While Tata group companies are not new to defence or aerospace work, these areas are said to be the group’s priorities after its automotive success.

Globally, aircraft majors are cutting production cost and time to market; “Aerospace is the next wave of opportunity. Increasingly, TCS will play a very deep role in this space,” Mr Regu Ayyasamy, Chennai-based Vice-President, Engineering & Industrial Services unit, told Business Line.

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India eyes bigger slice of aerospace outsourcing

February 19, 2007

Indian software firms say they are well placed to grab a bigger share of the aerospace market as airplane makers and defence companies look to control costs by outsourcing design and management systems.

Asia’s fourth-largest economy is already a hub for global corporations to outsource software services from application development and system integration to supply chain management.

Global spending on engineering services was $750 billion in 2004, with aerospace accounting for 8 percent, and could rise to $1.1 trillion by 2020, according to the National Association of Software and Service Companies, India’s IT industry lobby group.

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Storming the bastion of aerospace design

February 12, 2007

Symbolism was evident at the Aero India 2007 air show that concluded in Bangalore on Sunday.

Looking out from the plush Boeing Aircraft Corporation stand, the view accurately reflected the choices before the US major in cracking India’s air force and civil aviation markets.

On one side was the exhibit of public sector firm Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) with a huge plastic mock-up of a helicopter that existed only on drawing boards.

The slick Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) stall dominated the rest of the landscape, a 12-projector cyclorama catching the eye with images rotating on a circular band.

Despite strong backing from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for its defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs), the more high-tech, nimbler and innovative software companies like TCS, Satyam Computer Services and HCL are cornering a growing share of the business from aerospace giants like Boeing and Airbus.

And it’s not back-office work like inventory management; Indian software majors are directly involved in cutting edge design work including airframes, engine components and aircraft interiors.

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Flight to India

February 12, 2007

We have all seen Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata’s sortie on board the US fighter aircraft F-16 by now. But global aviation majors like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Thales, Pratt & Whitney, Bombardier, Rolls Royce top-honchos’ flight to India went relatively unnoticed.
Indian aerospace and IT majors saw a flurry of activity as global majors scouted for outsourcing aerospace and defense products. Aviation analysts feel that engineering and design services being outsourced to India are emerging the main opportunities. These include control system design, embedded development, high level aeronautical system design, simulation, testing devices, cockpit equipment support software, air traffic management systems, and composite structuring.

Reaping the windfall is a wide gamut of homegrown aerospace and IT majors—Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), Larsen and Toubro (L&T), TCS, Wipro, Infosys and HCL.

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L&T in pact with EADS for opportunities in aerospace

February 12, 2007

Engineering major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) today said it has entered into an alliance with European aerospace and defence group EADS to explore business opportunities in defence and aerospace.

A Memorandum of Understanding in this regard was signed by both the companies today, the engineering and construction major informed the Bombay Stock Exchange

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Aerospace: Govt invites MNC players to tap Indian talent

February 7, 2007

The Defence Minister, Mr A.K. Antony, today invited leading international players to partner with India to leverage its highly skilled engineering professionals and the low cost advantage to help the country strengthen its aerospace sector.

He said the recent Indo-US nuclear deal and the agreement with the Russian navigation signals of the Russian Global Navigation Satellite System for peaceful purposes have signalled the Government’s steadfast commitment to actively engage world leaders in the field of aerospace power and space.

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Aero show: BEML exudes optimism

February 7, 2007

Bharat Earth Movers Ltd says its air-related ground support equipment will be on show at the five-day Aero India show starting on February 7.

It expects the aerospace fair to generate good orders for its products and engineering services.

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Aero India set to spread wings

February 7, 2007

If the Farnborough and Paris air shows have put England and France permanently at the top of the league of global aviation marketplaces, the Aero India show is set to take India several notches up the same table, albeit at a lower level.

From a modest beginning as a defence exposition in 1996, Aero India 2007, the sixth edition of the biennial event, has matured beyond recognition, drawing attention from all the global aviation biggies.

The unprecedented interest in the event slated for February 7-11 has been prompted by two factors –India arriving as a credible and promising destination for aerospace manufacturing and the opening up of the Indian skies. India’s rising security profile has also made the country a significant market for aerospace industry.

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January 30, 2007

The Indian Air Force would be hosting an International Aerospace Power Seminar, in New Delhi from 04 to 05 Feb 07 which would be attended by Chiefs of 37 Air Forces of the world such as USA, UK, China, Israel and Sri Lanka. The theme of the seminar is “Aerospace power in tomorrow’s world”.
During the two day seminar, discussions would take place on topics such as Emerging geopolitical context of Aerospace power, Transformation of Airpower-translating technology into doctrine, strategy, and application, Joint operations-integrating Aerospace operation and surface forces, cooperative Aerospace operations in future etc.

Apart from the heads of 37 Air Forces, former services chiefs of the Indian Air Force, Army and Navy are also likely to attend. The countries that have confirmed their participation are (in alphabetical order) Afganistan, Australia, Botswana. Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic. France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhistan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mangolia, Myanmar, Netherland, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Srilanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
The Indian Air Force is one of the oldest independent air forces of the world and is now celebrating the 75th year of distinguished service to the nation both during war and peace. As a part of its platinum jubilee celebrations, IAF has organized this seminar to share experiences, perceptions and knowledge while working for a cooperative vision of enhanced international peace and security.

After the two day long seminar in New Delhi visiting Air Force heads of 37 countries would be proceeding to Air Force Station Yelahanka for attending Aero-India 07, the biennial aerospace and defence exposition held at Bangalore.