Godrej, U.K.'s GKN Aerospace sign pact for helicopter tanks – The … – The Hindu

Godrej Aerospace, a unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., has signed an agreement with U.K.-based GKN Aerospace, a premier aerospace supplier, for the manufacture of specialised helicopter fuel tanks.

Godrej Aerospace would set up a manufacturing facility for the production of these fuel tanks, the company said in a statement.

‘Aiming to be key player’

“This partnership will help establish Godrej Aerospace as one of the key players in the market,” said Surendra Vaidya, executive vice president and business head, Godrej Aerospace.

The rubber fuel tanks are an important consideration in the design and safety of helicopters offering crash resistance and puncture tolerance, as well as overall weight reduction.

They follow stringent product requirements in terms of weight, material used, processes and manufacturing skills, according to the statement.

Neel Ghai, group head of supply chain, special products group, GKN Aerospace, said the partnership “will help keep us at the forefront of this technology.”

Godrej Aerospace has been manufacturing and supplying systems for aircraft applications for more than 10 years, the company added in the statement.

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