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US Boeing opens tech center in Bengaluru

 PTI |  2017-01-24 18:24:52.0  |  New Delhi

US aircraft maker Boeing on Tuesday announced the formal launch of its engineering and technology center in Bangalore.

The newly set up centre, Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center (BIETC), would undertake high quality technology-driven work to support Boeing in various areas of aviation engineering and technology, a release said.

BIETC plans to employ locals to undertake engineering and technology tasks.

The local Boeing employees will work to support the company- including information technology and data analytics, engineering, research and technology, and test, it added.

BIETC will leverage a talented pool of employees to increase productivity and long-term competitiveness to support Boeing's engineering growth in strong global markets like India, the company said.

"When we look for regions of competitiveness for the company around the world, we look at building cost, capability and market access advantages. In India, we see a true path towards a mutual partnership for success, and the launch of BIETC is a major step in that direction," Boeing president for India Pratyush Kumar said.

With a mix of technically proficient engineers, BIETC will undertake high quality technology-driven work to support areas as diverse as the development of advanced environment friendly coatings, data analytics for next generation Airplane Health Management tools, software tools for airlines and airports to improve their operations and reduce costs, automation for more efficient next-generation manufacturing, systems, infrastructure and analytics.

"The BIETC and the talented people who work here are strengthening Boeing's efforts to innovate, compete and win by providing contributions in key technology areas that make our products and services more capable and more valuable," said Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief technology officer, and senior vice president, Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology.

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