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Boeing and TAL Manufacturing Solutions celebrate delivery of the 25,000th floor beam for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

  • Partnership with TAL is an example of Boeing's ongoing commitment to India and robust investment in Indian A&D ecosystem
  • This milestone is a testament to Indian suppliers' capability to meet high-standards of production quality and delivery requirements for the global aerospace industry

Nagpur, India ,  August 27, 2019 - TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd (TAL), a 100 % subsidiary of Tata Advanced Systems Limited, and Boeing [NYSE: BA] celebrated the milestone of the delivery of the 25,000th Advanced Composite Floor Beam (ACFB) for all the Dreamliner airplane variants – 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10, at TAL's state-of-the-art aerospace manufacturing facility in Nagpur.

Boeing awarded TAL the first contract to manufacture floor beams for the Dreamliner family of airplanes in 2011. TAL shipped the first set of floor beams in 2014.

"We are very proud of our partnership with TAL. The delivery of the 25,000th floor beam for the Dreamliner, one of the most advanced airplanes in the world, marks a special milestone for a partnership that has stood the test of time," said Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India.

"Executing the complexity of the work required in producing an advanced floor beam, clearly demonstrates that our aerospace partners like TAL are upgrading their capability to match the best in the world, strongly supported in their journey of learning, by the training, expertise and best practices that Boeing brings to this partnership. Our broader and continued investments in India are not only towards 'Make in India' but span technology, hi-tech innovation, production capacity, as well as skilling centers for aerospace manufacturing," added Gupte.

"With the delivery of the 25,000th floor beam, we have showcased our capabilities in manufacturing of world-class aviation products. Our delivery and quality performance has consistently been on par with global benchmarks and we have ramped up production from four ship sets to 11 ship sets a month. Committed to strengthening the aerospace manufacturing in India and across the globe, we strive to relentlessly innovate and build on our legacy as a trusted partner to Boeing," said Sukaran Singh, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tata Advanced Systems.

The Boeing-TAL collaboration is an example of a successful partnership that is helping grow the Indian A&D ecosystem with advanced aerospace manufacturing capabilities.

Boeing's sourcing from India now stands at $1 billion with over 160 existing industrial partners who are raising the bar on quality and productivity to become part of the company's worldwide supply chain.

About Boeing

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. Providing the mainstay of India's civil aviation sector for more than 75 years, Boeing's performance driven aircraft are also playing an important role in mission-readiness for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. 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 over 160 partners in India, and a JV to manufacture fuselages for Apache helicopters. Annual sourcing from India stands at $1 billion. Boeing currently employs 3000 people in India, and more than 7000 people work with its supply chain partners. Boeing's employee efforts and India countrywide engagement serves communities and citizenship programs to inspire change and make an impact on more than 200000 lives. For more information, visit

About Tata Advanced Systems Limited

Tata Advanced Systems Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, focused on providing integrated solutions for Aerospace, Defence and Homeland Security. In less than a decade, Tata Advanced Systems has become a significant player in the global aerospace market, becoming the premier manufacturing partner for global OEMs as well as the Government of India's Defence Research & Development Organisation. It has capabilities throughout the entire aerospace value chain from design to full aircraft assembly, and is well positioned in areas that include missiles, radars, unmanned aerial systems, command and control systems, optronics and homeland security.

About TAL Manufacturing Solutions

TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited (TAL) is a 100% subsidiary of Tata Advanced Systems. From its facility in Mihan-SEZ, Nagpur, TAL delivers complex aerospace components to leading commercial aircraft programs.


Ashmita Sethi
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Boeing India
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Boeing India
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