Civil Aviation Ministry Encourages Aerospace Manufacturers to Boost Supply Chains in India

In a pivotal development, the Civil Aviation Ministry has called upon aerospace manufacturing giants to present a collaborative plan aimed at expanding their supply chains within India. The directive was issued during a recent meeting of the advisory group, comprising key players in the aerospace manufacturing and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) sectors.

During the meeting, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia engaged in discussions with MRO representatives, addressing their operational and taxation challenges. In an official release, the minister pledged to review specific taxation and regulatory issues, emphasizing a collective effort to enhance the financial viability of MRO players.

Scindia urged leaders of aerospace manufacturing majors, including representatives from Airbus, Boeing, Safran, Max Aerospace, AIESL, Pratt & Whitney, and Air Works, to submit a comprehensive collaborative plan. This plan should outline their specific requirements from each department of the Government of India, aiming to facilitate the expansion of supply chains for aerospace manufacturing within the country.

The meeting also saw the presence of Minister of State for Civil Aviation V.K. Singh, Civil Aviation Secretary Vumlunmang Vualnam, and other senior officials, highlighting the significance of the discussions in shaping the future landscape of the aerospace industry in India.

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