TAL Manufacturing Solutions and Boeing celebrate despatch of 5000th Floor Beam for the 787 Dreamliner


This is a major milestone for Indian aerospace industry, supporting world’s most advanced airplane

TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. (TAL), A TATA Enterprise, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, celebrated the dispatch of the 5000th Advanced Composite Floor Beam (ACFB) to Boeing for its 787-9 & 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes. The event was celebrated at a flag-off ceremony today, at TAL’s world-class, state-of-the-art aerospace manufacturing facility located in MIHAN SEZ, Nagpur.

The 5000th ACFB was flagged-off by Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, in the presence of Dr. Dinesh Keskar, Sr. VP – Boeing Commercial and Dr. Pratyush Kumar, President – Boeing India, Mr. Rajesh Khatri, ED and CEO, TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd., Mr. Guenter Butschek, Managing Director and CEO, Tata Motors.

The celebration ceremony was accompanied by Hon’ble Finance, Planning, and Forest Minister, GoM – Mr. Sudhir Mungantiwar, Hon’ble Energy, New and Renewable Energy, GoM & Guardian Minister of Nagpur – Mr. Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Mayor of Nagpur – Mr. Pravin Datke and other political, government & industry dignitaries.

This is a major milestone in TAL’s progression towards world-class, long-term best-value offerings in the Aerospace domain. This has not only enhanced India’s stature in the global aerospace supply chain network but also demonstrates TAL’s capability to absorb new technologies and its commitment to be globally competitive. TAL’s success is a testimony of a collaborative industrial relationship, wherein Boeing has developed and enabled world-class technology and global best practices in India. Today, TAL is the only non-US facility to supply the ACFB to Boeing for its 787-9 Dreamliner & will supply this component to the new soon-to-be-built 787-10 Dreamliner. The ACFB are shipped to Boeing partners in Italy, Japan and the United States.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Rajesh Khatri, ED & CEO, TAL, said, The successful delivery of the 5000th ACFB to Boeing is a testimony to TAL’s impeccable quality and delivery performance. We are the only supplier outside US to supply Advance Composite Floor Beams to Boeing for its 787-9 & 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes and this is a testament to the Make in India programme. We are proud of being the torch-bearer of Boeing’s manufacturing footprint in India and aspire to be their most preferred partner.

Boeing India President, Mr. Pratyush Kumar called it a major milestone not just for Boeing and TAL but also for India. “This is not just any part,” said Kumar “It represents a highly advanced form of composite manufacturing that enhances India’s stature in the global supply-chain network of Boeing. This is an excellent example of India bringing value to Boeing, and Boeing bringing cutting-edge technology to India – a truly win-win partnership.”

TAL has plans to invest in order to achieve desired growth. In fact, in the true Swadeshi spirit, it is planning to set up a lab-scale facility to further develop competencies in new technologies of composite manufacturing and aerospace assembly, which will be then grown at a rapid pace to fuel its next phase of growth.