Boeing leadership team led by Sir Michel Arther, President Boeing International, Mr Salil Gupte, President Boeing India, Mr Surendra Ahuja, Managing Director, Boeing India Defence Pvt Ltd, Ashwini Bhargawa- Director- Supplier Management and Praveena Yagnambhat, Chief of Staff, Boeing India had a meeting with Hon’ble Minister Sri K T Rama Rao. Principal Secretary Sri Jayesh Ranjan IAS and Director Aerospace and Defence Mr Praveen PA was also present in the meeting.
The Boeing team shared their delight on the progress made by Boeing’s manufacturing facilities in Hyderabad, including the prestigious Apache and Chinook helicopter programmes. They hinted on further expansions planned in the State.
Hon’ble Minister discussed on how the progressive State Industrial Policy- TSiPASS and the superior infrastructure offered by the State has led to the growth of Aerospace sector in Telangana. Telangana has attracted several mega investments from global Aerospace and Defence majors including Boeing in the past five years.
Hon’ble Minister encouraged Boeing to consider Telangana as a hub for their Technology and Engineering divisions. He highlighted that the top five IT companies in the world – Google Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and Salesforce have chosen Hyderabad to establish their largest campuses outside of the US, which is a testimony to the high quality workforce available in the State.
Hon’ble Minister also shared the State desire to establish a world class Aerospace University in Hyderabad in partnership with the industry and global academic partners. He invited Boeing to be a key partner in the initiative.