Hyderabad, Jan 28 : The Telangana government on Monday evening said that the US-based aerospace giant Boeing team hinted at further expansion of its operations in the state.
The team headed by Boeing International President Michel Arther met Telangana Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao here and shared their delight on the progress made by Boeing’s manufacturing facilities in Hyderabad, including the prestigious Apache and Chinook helicopter programmes. They hinted on further expansion planned in the State, state IT Department said in a release here. Boeing leadership team led by Mr Michael, Mr Salil Gupte, President Boeing India, Mr Surendra Ahuja, Managing Director, Boeing India Defence Private Limited, Ashwini Bhargawa- DirectorSupplier Management and Praveena Yagnambhat, Chief of Staff, Boeing India held a meeting with Mr Rao, Principal Secretary (IT) Jayesh Ranjan and Director Aerospace and Defence Mr Praveen PA.
In the meeting, the Minister discussed on how the progressive State Industrial Policy- TSiPASS and the superior infrastructure offered by the state has led to the growth of Aerospace sector in Telangana. Telangana has attracted several mega investments from global Aerospace and Defence majors including Boeing in the past five years. The Minister encouraged Boeing to consider Telangana as a hub for their Technology and Engineering divisions. Mr Rao highlighted that the top five IT companies in the world – Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and Salesforce have chosen Hyderabad to establish their largest campuses outside of the US, which is a testimony to the high quality workforce available in the State. He also shared the state desire to establish a world class Aerospace University in Hyderabad in partnership with the industry and global academic partners. The Minister invited Boeing to be a key partner in the initiative. (UNI)