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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.


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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