Tata Technologies in pact with Piaggio Aero

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Tata Technologies has bagged a multi-year engineering services contract from Piaggio Aero Industries, the oldest aircraft manufacturer in Italy.

According to the deal signed at the Aero India 2013, Tata Technologies will deliver a complete structural design and analysis solution for the aviation major’s new Multirole Patrol Aircraft (MPA).

Tata Technologies and its joint venture with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd – Tata HAL Technologies will also contribute for the project. This is the first engineering services engagement in the private aerospace sector in India.

Tata HAL Technologies will deliver a complete optimised structural design, engineering, manufacturing, and certification documents for the aircraft fuselage inclusive of the vertical fin in two separate phases.

Samir Yajnik, President Global Services & COO Asia-Pacific, Tata Technologies, said; “We have won this prestigious mandate to work for Piaggio Aero and are passionate engineers excited about this engagement. This is to deliver an end-to-end solution leveraging our Global Engagement Model for providing transformational engineering services.”

Piaggio Aero’s Multirole Patrol Aircraft (MPA) is the evolution of the company’s P180 Avanti II multi-utility aircraft, which is newly designed to make it uniquely capable of surveillance, law enforcement and security missions.

The MPA’s main features include an enhanced airframe, increased maximum take-off weight, additional fuel tanks and a new aerodynamic configuration and a reinforced wing providing an increased surface and higher aspect ratio.

Commenting on the partnership, Eligio Trombetta, General Manager, Piaggio Aero Industries, said “With the MPA, we were looking at meeting the market need for a robust technological solution for land, coastal, maritime and offshore security. We are confident that Tata Technologies’ highly skilled and talented resource pool will help us rapidly scale towards meeting our ambitious programme targets.”

“Engineering the new MPA aircraft requires the ability to meet stringent weight targets in an aggressive timeline for design modifications. We believe Tata Technologies’ competency in aero-structures design coupled with close collaboration with our own engineers will ensure high quality and timely delivery” Trombetta added.


India Brand Equity Foundation , February 11, 2013