News Releases

Boeing India Undertakes Strategic Initiatives to Advance Indian Aviation Ecosystem

Hyderabad, January 18, 2024 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has successfully executed pivotal strategic initiatives in India to advance the country's aviation ecosystem. Engaging with airline customers in the region, regulatory bodies like the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), alongside the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and aviation startups, Boeing conducted strategic programs including the Air Cargo Symposium, Pilot Roundtable, and Executive Development Programs. These initiatives were steered by Boeing’s Global Strategic Initiatives team in India.

“Through a comprehensive set of strategic initiatives, our aim is to foster innovation, safety, and sustainable development for India’s rapidly growing aviation sector. These initiatives are part of our commitment to India, and we are proud to support India’s vision to be a leader in the global aviation industry,” said Ryan Weir, vice president, Commercial Sales and Marketing for India, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

India holds a position of strategic significance for Boeing, being one of the three key regions actively supported by the Global Strategic Initiatives team. Noteworthy programs led by the team in India include:

  • India Air Cargo Symposium: Focused on the air cargo market, fostering industry dialogues on growth drivers, opportunities, and industry challenges, providing valuable perspectives to shape strategic decisions.
  • India Pilot Roundtable: A dedicated platform for India's pilot community to engage with Boeing's expert panel, emphasizing industry-leading best practices in commercial aviation, with a key focus on safety, efficiency, and innovation.
  • Executive Development Programs: A series of collaborations with elite institutions, tailored for airline customers, industry stakeholders and government agencies across the region.
  • Sustainability Workshop: Workshop with our customers and industry stakeholder on India adopting CORSIA and prioritizing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for decarbonization.


About Boeing India

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 approximately $1 billion. Boeing currently employs more than 6,000 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 1.3 million lives. Learn more at


Siddhant Chauhan
Boeing India communications
+91 9818781144