HAL-Safran Helicopter Engines Joint Venture Inaugurated

HAL-Safran Helicopter Engines Joint Venture Inaugurated

Question: A joint venture of HAL and Safran Helicopter Engines was recently inaugurated by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in … .
a) Goa
b) Puducherry
c) Gurgaon
d) Ambala
Ans: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 23rd October, 2016 The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar inaugurated Helicopter Engines Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (HE-MRO), Pvt. Limited at Sattari District, North Goa.
  • It is a Joint Venture of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Safran Helicopter Engines of France.
  • The Joint Venture will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Safran TM333 and HAL Shakti engines installed on helicopters operated by the Defence Services.
  • Indian defense forces currently operate more than 1,000 French-design helicopters with engines such as the TM 333 and Ardiden 1 (renamed Shakti), which is produced by HAL under license.
  • This partnership will improve customer satisfaction through improved serviceability, reduced cycle time, availability of spares, troubleshooting, field support and modifications to overcome design deficiencies.
  • The Joint Venture will also provide employment opportunities and boost economic activities in Goa.


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