Companies will develop parts and assemblies for mutual global customers.
June 18, 2015
by PLANT Staff
LE BOURGET, France — Magellan Aerospace Corp. has partnered with India’s Mahindra Aerospace to jointly develop structural assemblies, machined components and fabrications for mutual customers in global markets.
Under the terms of the agreement, Magellan and Mahindra will develop a framework to partner on jointly responding to and developing new aerostructures business.
Magellan will manufacture and supply machined components from its European and North American facilities, supported by detailed machined parts its existing Indian joint ventures, API and Triveni.
Mahindra will provide sheet metal and the fabricated detailed parts for those assemblies. It will also develop a major structural assembly capability at its Bangalore-based facility.
Mahindra Aerospace has led the Mahindra Group’s foray into utility aircraft and aerostructure manufacturing since 2008. Its utility aircraft business, based in Australia, currently produces the Airvan 8 aircraft. The company is also developing a 10-seat turboprop, the Airvan 10, which is scheduled for certification this year.
The aerostructures business operates out of a new 25,000 square-metre facility at the Narsapura Industrial Estate in India’s primary aerospace manufacturing centre. The facility manufactures sheet metal parts and assemblies, and has production capabilities such as CNC routing, automatic deburring, brake-press forming, stretch forming, hydro-forming, heat treatment, and a fully-automated surface treatment line.
Magellan, based in Mississauga, Ont., manufactures aerospace assemblies and systems for aircraft and engine manufacturers, with operating units in Canada, the US, the UK, India, and Poland.