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TAL produces first advanced composite floor beam for Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Subsidiary of Tata Motors in India ramps up production for beams shipped to Italy, Japan and the U.S.

Posted on: 7/8/2014
Source: CompositesWorld

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TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. (TAL, Chinchwad, Pune, India), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Tata Motors (Mumbai, India), celebrated the delivery to the Boeing Co. (Chicago, Ill., USA) of its first advanced composite floor beam (ACFB) for the 787-9 Dreamliner. The ACFB was produced in collaboration with Boeing by TAL at its dedicated world-class facility in MIHAN SEZ in Nagpur.

TAL reports that this is a major milestone in its progression toward world class cost-effective offerings in the aerospace market.

A report in the Business Standard added quotes from several key officials. Pratyush Kumar, president of Boeing India commented, "This is not just any part, it represents a highly advanced form of composite manufacturing that enhances India's stature in the global supply chain network of Boeing."

Kent Fisher, vice president and general manager of supplier management at Boeing added, "Manufacturing composites for aerospace is a complex, demanding process. We are pleased with the progress TAL has made in such a short period of time.”

TAL is reportedly positioned to ramp up production for the floor beams which it ships to Boeing partners in Italy, Japan and the United States.

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