Indian aerospace giant HAL and the British aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce have signed an agreement to make Adour engine parts to support Rolls-Royce’s international defence customer base.
HAL has been manufacturing and supporting the Adour engines for Indian customers for several decades. The agreement comes after the two companies signed an MoU during the Aero India 2021 to establish an Authorized Maintenance Centre for Adour at HAL to support international military customers and operators.
R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL said, “This is the first order for (the) supply of spares for the Adour Global Supply chain. We plan to be a key player in the supply chain of Adour engines and expect more orders to follow. We look forward to working with Rolls-Royce to build on this capability to serve the global market for (the) supply of spares and MRO of Adour engines. This new partnership will create avenues for the two companies to expand the defence sourcing footprint in India.”
Alex Zino, Executive Vice President – Business Development and Future Programmes (Defence) said, “This is our first defence supplies agreement in India and creates an opportunity for India to increase its defence exports given the robust demand forecast for high precision components in this sector.”