Bharat Forge today said aircraft maker Boeing has awarded a contract to the firm for supply of titanium forgings for Boeing 777X.
The titanium forgings will be developed and manufactured by Bharat Forge using a closed die forging process, the firm said in a BSE filing.
The first two forgings are scheduled to begin shipping to Boeing in late 2016 and will be followed by two more forgings in early 2017, it added.
Bharat Forge completed its first shipment of titanium flap track forgings for the next-generation 737 earlier this year. The firm will also supply forgings for the 737 MAX, scheduled to enter service in 2017, it added.
“This second contract is the result of our successful partnership with Boeing and brings to forefront our capabilities in precision manufacturing techniques to offer high end technology and value in aerospace sector,” Bharat Forge Executive Director Subodh Tandale said.
The firm is well versed in the stringent process requirements for titanium forgings and has mastered the process, he added.
“We will be supplying critical wing components for one of the most advanced Boeing aircrafts. This also confirms our commitment to meet the aspirations of the Make in India initiative,” Tandale said.
Boeing India president Pratyush Kumar said: “We are pleased to expand our partnership with Bharat Forge which started supplying titanium forged flap tracks for the Boeing Next-Generation 737 airplane earlier this year.”
This contract demonstrates Boeing’s commitment for building a globally competitive aerospace supply chain in India to realise the full potential of Make in India initiative, he added.