Government is in the process of clearing a contract worth over $2.5 billion for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers. S Ramadorai, Chairman of TASL, said this gives them an opportunity to explore the massive potential in India for aerospace manufacturing and make the investments required to grow the industry. Other Tata group companies Tata Advanced Materials Ltd (TAML) and TAL Manufacturing Solutions (TAL) are also supplying important components to Boeing.
TAML has delivered power and mission equipment cabinets and auxiliary power unit door fairings for the P-8I long range maritime surveillance and anti submarine warfare aircraft. TAL is manufacturing floor beams out of composite materials for the Boeing 787-9.
TAL has provided ground support equipment for the C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter.