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Tata and Airbus to Produce Transport Planes for IAF

Published on October 28, 2022
Current Context: Tata and Airbus will produce C-295 Cargo Aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Vadodara, Gujarat.
Tata and Airbus to Produce Transport Planes for IAF
  • Tata’s defence division, Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) and the European aviation giant Airbus will jointly manufacture C-295 Cargo aircraft for the IAF.
  • It will be for the first time that the C-295 transport planes will be produced outside of Europe.
  • PM Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the manufacturing facility of the C-295 Cargo Aircraft in Vadodara, Gujarat on October 30, 2022.
  • In September 2021, the Government of India and Airbus entered into an Rs. 22,000 crore agreement for the purchase of 56 C-295 transport planes.
  • Out of these 56 aircraft, Airbus will deliver 16 planes in a “fly-away” condition from its assembly line in Spain and the remaining 40 will be produced and assembled by the TASL in India.
  • TASL is a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Sons and was established in 2007 with its headquarters in Hyderabad, Telangana. The current Chairperson of the company is Natarajan Chandrasekaran.
  • Airbus is a European aerospace company that was founded in 1970 with its headquarters in Blagnac, France. The current CEO of the corporation is Guillaume Faury.

Question:

Q.1 Recently Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) joined hands with aviation giant ______ for the production of C-295 Cargo Aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF).
a. Boeing
b. Airbus
c. Lockheed Martin
d. Emirates
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