Bengaluru, India (January 19, 2024): In a landmark moment for Indian aerospace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Boeing’s state-of-the-art Engineering and Technology Centre (BIETC) campus today, marking the company’s largest such investment outside the United States.
Built at a cost of Rs 1,600 crore, the sprawling 43-acre BIETC campus, nestled in the Hightech Defence and Aerospace Park near Bengaluru, promises to be a game-changer for India’s aerospace aspirations. It aims to:
- Fuel Innovation: The campus will serve as a hub for collaboration between Boeing and India’s vibrant startup, private, and government ecosystems, fostering the development of next-generation aerospace and defense products and services for the global market.
- Empower Women in Aviation: Modi also launched the “Boeing Sukanya Programme,” a unique initiative aimed at empowering more girls and women to pursue careers in aviation. It will provide STEM education, scholarships for pilot training, and career development support, paving the way for a more diverse and inclusive future for the industry.
- Strengthen Boeing’s India Footprint: BIETC marks a significant expansion of Boeing’s India operations, which already boasts the largest engineering and R&D team outside the US, with over 6,000 employees as of December 2023.