Jul 20, 2010
By Neelam Mathews
Following a stringent selection process by Airbus and EADS sourcing and manufacturing organizations, aerospace engineering & manufacturing company QuEST Global says it has become the first Indian private sector player to manufacture parts directly to Airbus under a long-term agreement.
QuEST has set up an aerospace supply chain eco-system in its Special Economic Zone (SEZ) spread over 262 acres in Belgaum, North Karnataka. The Tax-free zone will be highly beneficial to source fully finished aerospace components and subassemblies from India apart from delivering offset obligations.
Suppliers were evaluated on parameters from capability to infrastructure. QuEST has the AS 9100 certification for engineering services and manufacturing practices. This is a first step toward a manufacturing relationship with Airbus on existing program with a view to expand engagement to many other sourcing opportunities, says QuEST.
QuEST Global has set up an integrated manufacturing facility ranging from machining, sheet metal processing, assembly and special processing (through a joint venture with Magellan Aerospace). The facility is approved by Airbus apart from other certifications like NADCAP.
The company supports its aerospace customers on global programs related to aero structures, engines, accessories, actuation systems, aircraft interiors and ground support equipment.