"That will be a long time. Even China, which is way ahead in manufacturing, is still not doing it. It takes three things -- a huge amount of capital, a highly skilled labour force and top-end facilities," Keskar told PTI in an interview.
"Boeing bets it's big every time it builds a new plane. You need billions of dollars," said Keskar, senior vice-president for Asia Pacific and India Sales at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He was here for the Paris International Air Show, which concluded this weekend. Explaining further, the aircraft industry veteran said, "You need an amazing amount of skilled labour who knows how to build different systems and integrate it all together."