Thales Chairman to Visit India Soon

Air Bus Helicopter keen on more business with HAL
Thursday, July 17, 2014

London: The CEO of Thales, Mr. Jean-Bernard Lavy called on HAL team at the ongoing Farnborough International Air Show expressed his keen desire to take forward the on-going business activities in India in cooperation with HAL. He told HAL Chairman and Directors that Thales would have a strategic look at India given the business potential in defence sector and he would be in India with his team sometime in November this year.


Thales and HAL team seen at the Farnborough International Air Show on July 16, 2014. HAL Chairman, Dr. R.K. Tyagi is third from left.

Thales, a major global aerospace company with over 100 years of experience is involved with HAL in Mirage 2000 up-gradation programme and extends technical support to several major HAL platforms.

Dr. R.K. Tyagi, Chairman, HAL, briefed the delegation on various activities and potential business expansion on various fronts. Mr. Lavy emphasised on structuring all the activities over certain period rather than handling each project on case by case basis.

The Airbus Helicopter CEO and President, Mr. Guillaume Faury and his team also met the HAL top executives. The Airbus Helicopter is involved with HAL Cheetah and Chetak projects but expressed the desire to play a greater role in Indian helicopter market which has huge potential. They seemed keen on Indian Multirole Helicopters (IMRH) and Navy Multirole Helicopters (NMRH). HAL Chairman stressed on association that creates value and jobs for the country.