PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Boeing’s largest aerospace engineering plant outside the United States.


India will not have to wait long for a Boeing (BA.N), opens new tab aircraft built and constructed in the subcontinent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the opening of the planemaker’s engineering centre in Bengaluru on Friday.

 

Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center (BIETC) in Bengaluru
Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center (BIETC) in Bengaluru. (Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain)

 

The Boeing India Engineering & Technology Centre (BIETC) in the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka is the company’s largest facility outside of the United States, with a concentration on research and development.

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged foreign investors to link their growth to India’s rapid expansion, claiming that the country is becoming one of the most interconnected economies. He underlined the government’s efforts to expand women’s engagement in all sectors and reiterated India’s commitment to women-led development during its G20 presidency.

Speaking after inaugurating Boeing’s new Global Engineering and Technology Centre close here, Modi discussed the government’s focus on investments to overcome the previous handicap of poor connectivity, which was keeping India from reaching its full performance potential.

The business claimed it had invested $200 million in the 43-acre site, but did not say how many people will work there. Boeing now employs over 6,000 workers in India across its many facilities.
Modi emphasised the importance of developing an aircraft manufacturing ecosystem in India during the event, which was also attended by key Boeing executives such as Chief Operating Officer Stephanie Pope.

“Given that there is so much potential in India, we need to rapidly build an aircraft manufacturing ecosystem in the country,” he said.
Boeing has seen an increase in interest in its jets in India, the world’s fastest-growing aviation market, with travel demand outpacing plane availability.
Akasa Air, India’s youngest carrier, placed an order for 150 737 MAX narrowbody jets with the aircraft manufacturer on Thursday.

The prime minister also introduced the Boeing Sukanya Programme, which the business says intends to help more girl youngsters from throughout India enter the country’s booming aviation industry.

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The curriculum will educate girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and prepare them for careers in the aviation industry. Recalling his Red Fort declaration, ‘Yahi Samay hai, Sahi Samay Hai’, he stated that now is the moment for Boeing and other international firms to relate their growth to India’s rapid ascent.

“Building a developed India in the next 25 years has now become the resolve of 140 crore Indians,” he said. “In the past 9 years, we have lifted approximately 25 crore Indians out of poverty, and these crores of Indians are now creating a neo-middle class,” he said, adding that upward mobility is a trend in every income category in India.

The Prime Minister lauded the UDAN initiative with helping to boost domestic air traffic and expressed confidence that India will become a key player in the global aviation sector.

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the Boeing India Engineering and Technology Centre (BIETC) in Bengaluru, which is Boeing‘s largest investment outside the US.

The 43-acre campus, built at a cost of Rs 1,600 crores, is positioned as a vital nexus for collaboration across India’s startup, commercial, and public sectors.

 


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