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HAL and Safran sign MoU for aircraft engine parts manufacturing

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) and Safran Aircraft Engines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop industrial cooperation in Ring forging manufacturing for commercial engines. HAL will produce LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion, powering Airbus A320 Neo family and Boeing 737 Max) engine Forgings at its Foundry & Forge facility in Bengaluru as part of the MoU. The MoU was signed by Mr. Mihir Kanti Mishra, CEO (Bangalore Complex), HAL and Mr. Dominique Dupuy, Senior Vice President (Purchasing), Safran Aircraft Engines in Bengaluru in the presence of key officials from both companies.

 “Safran is a long-standing partner, especially on our Helicopter programs, as evidenced by the joint development of the “Shakti” helicopter engine. We are also going to codesign and coproduce the next generation IMRH engine with Safran. We are proud to take this partnership to another level, and to develop our skills in key technologies”, said Mr. C.B. Ananthakrishnan, Chairman & Managing Director (Additional Charge), HAL.