HAL, Rolls-Royce open JV production facility in Bengaluru

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India's Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and Rolls-Royce have launched International Aerospace Manufacturing's production facility in Bengaluru.

International Aerospace Manufacturing, an equal-share joint venture between HAL and Rolls-Royce, will produce components for the Trent family of engines, and for marine and energy gas turbines.

At an investment of $25 million, the unit incorporates Rolls-Royce's manufacturing techniques for making 130 different compressor parts. The facility will include latest machine tools, computerised maintenance management systems, metal spray booths and non-destructive testing lines. The unit will have around 100 employees.

"Rolls-Royce and HAL have been partners for more than five decades and this facility is a testimony to our long-standing relationship and showcases our commitment to the development of Indian aerospace and technology industry," says Kishore Jayaraman, president of Rolls-Royce India.

The joint venture company will begin manufacturing production components later this year.