Boeing launches skills development program in Gujarat with Jaivel Aerospace

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Gandhinagar: Boeing in collaboration with Jaivel Aerospace today announced the launch of a skill development programto train front-line workers in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the aerospace industry. In line with the national‘Skill India’ initiative, the program aims at accelerating the growth of India’s aerospace industry by establishing a larger pipeline of skilled aerospace workers.

“This is Boeing’s first skill development initiative for aerospace manufacturing in Gujarat to ensure that entrepreneurial Gujarat businesses areready to compete at a global scale,” said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India.“We welcome Jaivel Aerospace to our skills development program. The partnership represents the commencement of our effort to expand our skilling initiatives to catalyse the aerospace industry in the state and help realize the ‘Make in India’ vision.”

Jaivel, a micro, small and medium enterprise, has undertaken work packages as a sub-tier supplierfor Boeing’s advanced commercial airplanes such as the 787, 777 and 737 as well as defense platforms such as the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter. Through the new partnership, Jaivel’s role in the local and global aerospace sector will expand, as its helps to train future aerospace workers.

“As the world's largest aerospace company, Boeing offers the advantage of a tried and tested, unique curriculum and the knowhow to helpan emerging aerospace enterprise like us to strengthen our global aerospace footprint,” said Vipul Vachhani, Founder & CEO – Jaivel Aerospace. “This is an important investment by Boeing, not only for usbut also for Gujarat’s potential to become an aerospace manufacturing hub. This is testament to Jaivel’s aerospace team and we look forward to working with Boeing to create an excellent foundation for an aerospace sector in the state,” said Vipul Vachhani, founder & CEO, Jaivel Aerospace.
In addition, Boeing has been partnering with leading Indian vocational training institutes,Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and Indian partners, including MSMEs, to train workers in the aerospace industry. For example, Boeing-funded curricula and initiatives have already been launched with aerospace partners such as Rossell Techsys and Tata Advanced Materials Limited (TAML) to train workers on aerospace skills. Frontline workers have already been employed with Boeing’s suppliers after completion of training.

About Boeing

Boeing has been active in India for 75 years with its commercial airplanes providing the mainstay of India’s civil aviation sector. More recently, its military aircraft and services business have played an important role in the modernization and mission-readiness of India’s defense forces. Boeing is focused on delivering value to Indian customers withadvanced technologies underscored by lifecycle support services. In addition, Boeing is rapidly increasing its footprint in India and supporting the growth of the Indian aerospace sector by developing world-class suppliers for its global supply chain, increasing sourcing from India, scaling up Boeing’s engineering center in Bengaluru, and advancing innovation in research & technology partnerships with India’s top engineering and scientific institutes.

About Jaivel Aerospace

Jaivel Aerospace is an aerospace manufacturing firm that deals in precision manufacturing for structures, engines, actuation systems, landing gears as well as satellites. With its deep industry insight, Jaivel works towards creating the best cost manufacturing solutions enabling clients to be globally competitive across aerospace manufacturing value streams. Jaivel’s Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering & Smart Tooling solutions leverages fresh design thinking and innovation to enhanced profitability.