Boeing Awards Horizon Aerospace with MRO Contracts for Key Platforms

Mobility Outlook Bureau
14 May 2022
11:35 AM
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Horizon processes over 600 wheels and brakes per month and, since its inception in 2006, has delivered more than 59,000 units without failure.


Boeing has awarded Horizon Aerospace a contract for the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of Indian Navy P-8Is and the Indian Air Force’s C-17 Globemaster and VIP 737 transport fleet. The new MRO agreement will grow capabilities in wheels and brakes MRO of the Air Force and Navy maintainers. 

“This collaboration enriches our partnership with Horizon Aerospace, brings them aboard our Boeing India Repair Development and Sustainment (BIRDS) hub initiative, and is an important milestone as we continue to grow supplier-partner collaboration in India, for India. It will help us in our goal to generate value for our defence customers locally through faster turnaround, exceptional operational capability and readiness on Boeing aircraft”, said Ashwani Bhargava, Director, Supply Chain Management, Boeing India. 

BIRDS hub is an in-country network and alliance of suppliers led by Boeing in India that envisions a competitive MRO ecosystem for engineering, maintenance, skilling, repair and sustainment services of defence and commercial aircraft.

Per Smedegaard, Group President, Horizon Aerospace, Defsys Solution said the enhanced collaboration underscored the growing international recognition for Horizon’s capabilities in aerospace and defence. Horizon Aerospace (India) has been part of the SAFRAN SPOT network and ECOSERVICES (Pratt & Witney & S. T Aerospace JV) networks. Boeing will enable Horizon to enhance its capabilities, on-time delivery and quality processes.

Horizon Aerospace is an OEM supported service centre that has over 700 assemblies serviced per month. Today, it is one of India's largest MRO service providers and is EASA, DGCA and CEMILAC certified and approved on Safran Landing System and Collins Aerospace Global Network. 

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