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NAL and Tata Advanced Materials ink MoU for collaboration Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Bangalore : The Advanced Composites Division of National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL ACD) and Tata Advanced Materials Ltd. (TAML) have entered into an agreement for a collaborative arrangement for the development of Advanced Composites for national and international aircraft programs. This agreement is quite comprehensive in its scope and it seeks to cover all the aspects of aircraft components and parts from conceptual design to first article production, approval as well as commercial production.

NAL and Tata Advanced Materials ink MoU for collaborationWith this agreement NAL ACD would develop required advanced technologies and products for national and international projects and TAML would produce and market the composite components NAL ACD has developed. The MOU was signed in the presence of Dr. A.R Upadhya, Director NAL and Mr.Syamal Gupta and Mr.A.K Vora, Chairman and Vice Chairman of TAML.

Mr A.K.Vora, Vice Chairman, TAML said, "Tata Advanced Materials has over the last couple of years embarked on significant investments in creating world class facilities. Today I am very happy to say that we have a line of autoclaves, a line of CNC machines, Laser cutting machines and lots of other machines in the very modern facility that now exists at Jigni, Bangalore."

This partnership agreement was announced at SIATI's 15th annual which was held in Bangalore on 14th February 2009.

"Tata advanced materials' vision is to become, very soon, a tier one and even go beyond that. I have no doubt in mind that this cooperation will be mutually beneficial to both NAL and TAML and it will be greatly beneficial to the aerospace industry in India and the nation as a whole," he added.

Dr. C. G. Krishnadasan Nair, President SIATI, who encouraged the discussion between the two companies initially, congratulated them on this partnership and urged for greater synergy between industries in order to achieve greater indigenisation.

NAL ACD has pioneered the development of advanced carbon fibre composite components and assemblies for aircraft applications in India. It has made significant contribution to prestigious national programs such as ADA's LCA Tejas, NAL's Saras, and many other defence and space programs. It has also rendered repair technology services   to IAF involving metal composite hybrid repairs resulting in extension of operational life of aircraft in the fleet.
Tata Advanced Materials Limited (TAML) has established modern facilities for the manufacture of advanced composites in the country and aims to be a major player in the manufacture of advanced composite components for aerospace applications. It is a strategic supplier of aerospace components to both HAL and ISRO and has commenced exports to international aviation companies. TAML is the only company to acquire NADCAP accreditation for aerospace composites.

The agreement is expected to strengthen the advanced composites development and production capability in the country significantly.

 
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