Boeing is being observed boosting the Indian R&D (Research and Development) team with their latest technological campus in Bengaluru. 

The initial investment accomplished by Boeing in the Indian R&D team is estimated at roughly $200 million and additionally 43 acres of wholly furnished technological faculty. This has to be one of the biggest faculty out of the U.S.

The major reason for the establishment of Boeing in India is due to many internationally connected companies. As per the latest reports, Boeing India Engineering & Technology Centre (BIETC), currently employs approximately 4,000 employees, of which 3,000 are trusted engineers. Boeing India Engineering & Technology Centre (BIETC) has the vision to increase its strength by 25% shortly. 

The tremendous talent here is contributing to both our defense and commercial sides, not in just support roles, but also design and development of products,” Citron mentioned.

The latest news has been disclosed that Boeing is working in a joint venture in the US called Wisk, which are specializing in providing air taxis for passenger transportation. 

The India center is currently playing a significant role in Boeing’s efforts to achieve net zero emissions. The aviation industry has to get there by 2050. Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), will contribute to 70% of the reduction required to get to net zero.”  Citron said.

Today, our aircraft are compatible with 50% SAF blending. By 2030, we expect aircraft to be compatible with 100% SAF. The key thing to focus on, however, is the availability of SAF. We are working on hydrogen (as a fuel) also, One of the advanced techs we are pursuing is truss-braced wings that are very thin wings for significantly higher aerodynamic efficiency.” he said

Boeing has a great history with India of providing cutting-edge ammunations, including P81 maritime aircraft and Apache attack helicopters- Competing with French manufacturer Dassault for India’s demand for carrier-based aircraft.

We believe we put forth a very good offering and we have feedback that the user loves our product. The interoperability (of the F/A 18) with our other products like the P8I to support missions is a strong piece of the offering,” he said.