Rolls-Royce, HAL Setting Up Aero Engines Production Facility

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Rolls-Royce, HAL Setting Up Aero Engines Production Facility





New Delhi: India's public sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and British aero engines manufacturer Rolls-Royce commenced construction of a new joint manufacturing facility in Bangalore, where components of Trent family of civil aero engines, marine, and energy gas turbines will be produced beginning 2012.





The production facility, about 7,200 square metres in size, is owned by International Aerospace Manufacturing Private Limited (IAMPL), a joint venture between HAL and Rolls-Royce formed in 2010, according to a release from the company.


"This purpose-built production facility will produce components for the technologically advanced Trent family of civil aero engines, as well as for a number of marine and energy gas turbines. Located near the HAL airport, the facility will start production in 2012," it said.


IAMPL will incorporate the latest Rolls-Royce manufacturing techniques and create job opportunities for highly-skilled technicians and engineers in India.


On the occasion, HAL chairman P.V. Deshmukh said: "Rolls-Royce and HAL have been strategic partners since 1956 when HAL started producing the Orpheus engine under licence. As a result of our strong collaboration, we have progressively contributed to the development of the Indian aerospace industry. This ground-breaking event marks a milestone in the relationship between both our companies that will extend, well into the future."


Rolls-Royce president India Anil Shrikhande said, "This new manufacturing facility demonstrates our commitment to the long-standing partnership with HAL. We plan to develop IAMPL as a centre of excellence, with the latest manufacturing techniques and training programmes. IAMPL furthers our common objective of enhancing high value-added manufacturing in India and will also contribute to the country's growing aerospace and technology industry."


Rolls-Royce has a significant presence in India stretching back 79 years and now has more than 1,300 engines in service, across four global market sectors - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy - all well represented in the country.


Rolls-Royce has about 200 employees in India and 650 engineers work on a sub-contract basis in engineering centres in Bangalore.


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Defence minister A K Antony orders CBI probe in bribe charges in aircraft engine deal

LINK: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Defence-minister-A-K-Antony-orders-CBI-probe-in-bribe-charges-in-aircraft-engine-deal/articleshow/31288123.cms

NEW DELHI: Defence minister A K Antony has ordered a CBI probe into allegations that a global engine manufacturing firm had paid bribes to Indian defence officials to bag military contracts from 2007 to 2011 in deals worth over Rs 10,000 crore.

The allegations surfaced in the form of a letter received by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) recently claiming that bribes were paid to officials in HAL and other departments concerned to bag contracts, highly-placed government sources told here.

HAL immediately initiated an inquiry into the charges through its Chief Vigilance Officer, which has found credence in the charges. The firm in question has supplied engines for the aircraft being manufactured by the HAL for the Indian Air Force, they said.

The investigations by the HAL, CVO have prima facie found that the company allegedly violated several of the contractual obligations with HAL between the period of 2007-11, when these bribes were allegedly paid, they said.

The issue came to light after HAL issued queries to its vendors and suppliers to ensure probity in its transactions as part of its integrity pact to be signed with them, they said.

After the case with the findings and recommendations of the HAL,CVO was brought to the notice of Defence Minister, Antony ordered that the case be handed over to CBI for further investigations, the sources said.

After the development, IAF's several programmes are expected to get delayed but the Defence Ministry is firm that it would not allow any corruption to take place in its procurement process and would take strict action even if it means delays in some of the projects.

The firm concerned could not be contacted for its response on the issue.
Antony orders CBI probe into Rolls Royce engine deal

LINK: m.indiatoday.in/video/defence-minister-ak-antony-orders-cbi-probe-into-rolls-royce-aircraft-engine-deal-after-advise-from-hal/1/346453.html

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The top echelons of the political party have eaten the rotten pie and now make it extremely difficult for others to prosper today and in their minds in the future (after elections) by same means and also make the process extremely porous for outsiders to derail and create obstacles (for future use). Make yourself fat and make others not eat in the hope that the fatness will outlast the others without food.

The better method would be to increase private local players utilisation in such deals and also increase remuneration of government employees and defence partners. People that earn well will less likely eat the rotten pie. But unfortunately the cycle is about matching what the other has done who has the sense to break it ...
 

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