France’s Safran, India’s HAL Sign MoU on Commercial Engine Parts Production

MoU was signed on October 26, 2023.
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  • 11:12 AM, October 27, 2023
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France’s Safran, India’s HAL Sign MoU on Commercial Engine Parts Production

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and French engine maker Safran signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Thursday announcing their intent to develop industrial cooperation in forging parts’ manufacturing for commercial engines.

Under the terms of the MoU, HAL will produce LEAP engine parts for Safran Aircraft Engines in its facilities in Bangalore, supporting Government of India’s “Make in India” policy as well as the LEAP program unprecedented ramp-up.

Safran already hosts three production facilities in the country (between Hyderabad and Bangalore), which will be completed by a fourth site at Hyderabad dedicated to the LEAP MRO activities by 2025. The Helicopter Engine MRO (HE-MRO) facility being developed in Goa jointly with HAL will be the fifth Safran facility in India, to be operational by 2025.

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