U.S. Commercial Signings Valued at Nearly $300 Million: Over 250 U.S. and Indian public and private partners participated in the 6th annual biennial U.S.-India Aviation Summit. During the Summit, U.S. companies completed nearly $300 million in commercial deals with the Government of India, including the following:
Harris Corporation Awarded Rs 944 Crore ($141 Million) Contract to Modernize India’s Air Traffic Management Communications Infrastructure: Harris Corporation has been selected to modernize India’s air traffic management communications infrastructure and support one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets – which is expected to double in size over the next 10 years. The Airports Authority of India (AAI), awarded Harris a 15-year, Rs 944 Crore ($141 million) contract to serve as the prime contractor and systems integrator for AAI’s Futuristic Telecommunications Infrastructure Initiative. The initiative will upgrade network operations, enhance security, and improve the performance, reliability and quality of India’s air traffic management network, while reducing telecommunications costs.
Smiths Detection Commemorates Multi-million Contract by Airports Authority of India: Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and defense markets, commemorated its multi-million contract with Airports Authority of India (AAI) at the U.S.-India Aviation Summit. AAI has placed an order for CTX 9800 DSiTM systems with a combined value of over $50 million. The first group of machines is expected to be installed in the second half of 2018. Smiths Detection won the bid to install and integrate high-speed explosives detection systems (EDS) for hold-baggage screening at 11 sites across nine airports in India, including Chennai International Airport and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata. AAI will implement ECAC Standard 3 screening of hold baggage at Level 1 for inline systems across the country, complying with regulations set by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in India.
L3 Aviation Products India Receives CAR 145 Certification from Directorate General of Civil Aviation: L3 Aviation Products announced that its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in India received CAR 145 certification from the Government of India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). L3 Aviation Products is one of the first avionics manufacturers to set up an MRO facility in India to repair and sustain its avionics equipment for Indian aircraft. The DGCA approval authorizes the facility to repair products for Indian commercial aviation customers. The certification covers L3 Flight Data Recorders, Cockpit Voice Recorders, and Cockpit Voice and Data Recorders. L3’s FA2100/FA2300 family of Flight Data Recorders is fielded on several Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL)-built aircraft and is widely installed on commercial airliners and business jets in India. With achievement of the CAR 145 approval, L3 now is authorized to repair and provide service to both military and civil aircraft customers.
Sikorsky Awarded Contract with the Maharashtrian Government: Sikorsky was awarded a contract from the Maharashtrian government for the S-76D helicopter. With its advanced technology and industry-leading safety record, the S-76D aircraft is an ideal medium-weight solution for VIP transportation missions around the world. Ten countries rely on the S-76 for the Head of State Transportation. More than 130 customers operate S-76 helicopters in a corporate or VIP role. S-76D helicopter options include a customized interior with seating for five to eight passengers. Uniquely, the S-76D helicopter can hold its rotor system still while running an engine to power the on-board air-conditioning system for safe, comfortable loading and unloading into the pre-cooled cabin during the summer season and hot climates.
Landrum & Brown Concludes Contract with the Airports Authority of India: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Cincinnati-based Landrum & Brown (L&B) company signed a contract for a U.S. Trade & Development Agency-funded technical assistance activity that will incorporate sustainability at two of the fastest growing airports in AAI’s network: Kolkata and Lucknow International Airports. This project will advance India’s priorities of expanding capacity at two of the busiest airports in the country, while reducing the environment impact over time.
India Aviation Reverse Trade Missions to the United States: USTDA announced that it will host a series of three visits to the United States for public and private sector decision-makers from India’s civil aviation sector. The visits will connect delegates with leading U.S. technologies and solutions that can support India’s aviation infrastructure development goals.