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BEML starts construction of 2nd aerospace unit at SEZ Park


BANGALORE (PTI): Defence PSU BEML Ltd Monday initiated the process of setting up Aerospace Manufacturing Division at SEZ Park near Bangalore International Airport, Devanahalli.

The 'Bhoomi-Pooja' for commencing the civil construction was performed by BEML Chairman & Managing Director V R S Natarajan in the presence of Functional Directors and other senior executives, a BEML release said.

BEML is the first company to set up Aerospace facility at SEZ area. This infrastructure facility shall be ready by September 2012, it said.

This will pave the way for BEML Ltd to enter into aircraft manufacturing field with an aim to roll out an aircraft. This is the second new aerospace manufacturing facility, the statement said.

This aerospace facility will be capable of manufacturing aerospace components and parts, assembling of aircraft and helicopter of up to 21 metres height. The facility is spread over 3,00,000 sq ft and the company has invested Rs 455 crore in the project.

BEML has setup Aerospace Manufacturing Division at Mysore and certified to design aircraft, helicopter and engine parts.

At present, this division is manufacturing Ground Support equipment/Ground Handling equipment like Aircraft Towing Tractor, Crash Fire Tender, Weapon Loader, Jigs & Fixtures, Sub Assembly/components for SU-30 aircraft.

With the opening of new facility at Bangalore, Mysore Aerospace Division will be dedicated towards manufacturing of ground support and handling equipment only, whereas the manufacturing of aerospace and related parts will be moved to Bangalore factory, the company statement said.

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