“Boeing’s Growing Investments in India Underscore the Strength of Partnership with the Nation, Positive Trajectory of the Broader US-India Economic Relationship”: CEO Dave Calhoun  

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Boeing President and CEO David L. Calhoun met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, D.C. and discussed the importance of Boeing’s eight decades of aerospace partnership with India

Arlington, VA: Boeing President and CEO David L. Calhoun met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, D.C. on June 23 afternoon and discussed the importance of Boeing’s eight decades of aerospace partnership with India. 

“Boeing is proud to be playing a key role in the rapid expansion of India’s commercial aviation market, and in the mission readiness and modernisation of the nation’s defence forces,” said Calhoun. “We support Prime Minister Modi’s Make in India initiative, with more than 5,000 people in India pursuing high-quality careers doing innovative work on the Boeing team. Our growing investments in India underscore not only the strength of Boeing’s partnership with the nation, but also the positive trajectory of the broader US-India economic relationship.”

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Boeing continues to build on its longstanding commitment to India’s commercial aviation and defence sectors. At the Paris Air Show, Boeing announced new services contracts in India, as well as the finalisation of Air India’s order of up to 290 new Boeing jets.

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top US exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.

Boeing is focused on delivering value to Indian customers with advanced technologies and is committed to creating sustainable value in the Indian aerospace sector – developing local suppliers, and shaping academic and research collaborations with Indian institutions. Boeing has strengthened its supply chain with more than 300 local companies in India and a joint venture to manufacture fuselages for Apache helicopters and vertical fin structures for the 737 family of airplanes. Annual sourcing from India stands at over $1 billion.