Cyclone, Mahindra partner on aerostructures parts
Cyclone, a subsidiary of Israel-based Elbit Systems, and Mahindra Aerostructures of India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the production of aerostructures parts and assemblies, it was announced on 21 June.
Under the agreement, Cyclone will source content for its existing work packages from Mahindra. The two firms will also collaborate on new work opportunities in aerostructures.
Mahindra’s aerostructures manufacturing facility near Bengaluru produces parts for its global customer base and also exports primary structural assemblies for the Mahindra Airvan 8 aircraft.
Cyclone serves as Elbit’s design and manufacturing centre for composite and metal structural aircraft assemblies and parts for companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.
David Vidan, general manager of Cyclone, said: ‘Cyclone has worked continuously to expand its foot print in new markets to meet its growth goals. The agreement with Mahindra is a step forward in that direction and we are eager to build upon this partnership to provide more value to our combined customer-base. With this collaboration, we anticipate expanding our activity in India.’
Arvind Mehra, executive director and CEO of Mahindra Aerospace, said: ‘Mahindra Aerospace has always believed in the power of collaboration within the industry to provide our customers with best-cost solutions that creatively combine our capabilities and technical strengths. Cyclone and Mahindra have a lot to offer to each other and we are bullish on the potential of our journey together.’
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