Boeing [NYSE: BA] President and CEO David L. Calhoun met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, D.C. this afternoon and discussed the importance of Boeing’s eight decades of aerospace partnership with India.
“Boeing is proud to be playing a key role in the rapid expansion of India’s commercial aviation market, and in the mission readiness and modernization of the nation’s defense forces,” said Calhoun. “We support Prime Minister Modi’s Make in India initiative, with more than 5,000 people in India pursuing high-quality careers doing innovative work on the Boeing team. Our growing investments in India underscore not only the strength of Boeing’s partnership with the nation, but also the positive trajectory of the broader U.S.-India economic relationship.”
Boeing continues to build on its longstanding commitment to India’s commercial aviation and defense sectors. This week at the Paris Air Show, Boeing announced new services contracts in India, as well as the finalization of Air India’s order of up to 290 new Boeing jets.
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Boeing is focused on delivering value to Indian customers with advanced technologies and is committed to creating sustainable value in the Indian aerospace sector – developing local suppliers, and shaping academic and research collaborations with Indian institutions. Boeing has strengthened its supply chain with more than 300 local companies in India and a joint venture to manufacture fuselages for Apache helicopters and vertical fin structures for the 737 family of airplanes. Annual sourcing from India stands at over $1 billion. Boeing currently employs over 5,000 people in India, and more than 13,000 people work with its supply chain partners. Boeing’s employee efforts and country-wide engagement serve communities and citizenship programs to inspire change and make an impact on more than 500,000 lives. Learn more at www.boeing.co.in