The importance of aerospace companies cannot be emphasized enough. Be it in the generation of commercial aircraft or defence, world class companies like the ones listed below have been manufacturing products of global acclaim.
Here is a list of the top 10 aerospace companies, functioning in India.
10. GE Aviation
Nested in Fairfield USA, GE Aviation is a leading aircraft engine manufacturer. Since its establishment more than a century ago in 1892, this company has been supplying world-class products and services. The GE 90 and the GenX aircraft engines are globally acclaimed.
Website : www.geaviation.com
9. BAE Systems
In the defence and security business since 1999, BAE systems have its headquarters in London, UK. It is a hugely popular company in the field and has been operating in India for over 60 years. The company is a leading manufacturer of defence and attack aids like combat vehicle CV90, naval gun system, combat ships, Falcons, and destroyers.
Website : www.baesystems.com
8. Honeywell Aerospace
With the initial set up in Phoenix, Arizona, United States since 1936, Honeywell has a tie-up with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. It offers technical aerospace support and service. The company holds a huge reputation in the automation industry globally and offers avionics, propulsion and mechanical systems, communication systems, aviation aircraft, and also defence aircraft.
Website : aerospace.honeywell.com
7. Lockheed Martin
Since its inception in 1995, Lockheed Martin has been a premier global aerospace and defence company with headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. It is regarded among the top aerospace companies in India. Lockheed Martin provides the solution in aeronautics, space, systems mission systems and training, missile and fire control and information systems and global solutions.
Website : www.lockheedmartin.com
Raytheon was established in The headquarters is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, US. Raytheon has been functioning efficiently in India for over 60 years. It is regarded as a leading manufacturer of weapons, military electronics, and commercial electronics. Deemed as the largest guided missile manufacturer in the world, the company offers technical service and support to the defence sector of India.
Website : www.raytheon.com
5. Boeing International Corporation India Pvt. Ltd
This is an American company and is headquartered in Chicago, United States. The establishment dates as far back as in 1916. Boeing International is the world’s largest aerospace company and utilises manpower from over 170000 employees working across the globe. The company manufactures satellites, electronic and defence systems, weapons, commercial and military aircraft, advanced information and communication systems, launch systems, and performance-based logistics.
Website : www.boeing.co.in
4. Electronic Corporation of India Ltd
Established in 1967 ECIL designs, manufactures and markets several products to cater to the needs of Civil Aviation, Defence, Telecommunications, Space Education, Information & Broadcasting, Banking, Insurance Police and Para-Military Forces, Steel, Oil & Gas, Agriculture and Coal sectors, Power Health and various other departments. It has its headquarters in Hyderabad.
Website : www.ecil.co.in
3. Bharat Electronics Ltd
Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) came into existence in 1954, and it is located in Bangalore. It is owned by the Government of India and functions under the Ministry of Defence. BEL is an aerospace company in India and manufactures naval systems, radars, electronic warfare, defence communication, telecommunication and broadcasting, Opto-electronics, tank electronics and electronic components.
Website : www.bel-india.com
2. BrahMos Aerospace Private Ltd
BrahMos was establishedin 1998 and is a joint venture between India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Russia’s Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO. It is involved in designing, developing and manufacturing of BRAHMOS-the supersonic cruise missile, which finds its usage in various platforms, including silos, ships, submarines, mobile launchers, and aircraft against any targets on sea and land.
Website : www.brahmos.com
1. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL)
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) functions under Government of India and is a premier aerospace company in existence since 1940. It is situated in Bangalore, Karnataka and is ranked amongst the top 100 defence companies in the world and ranks 34th in the list. With 19 production units and 10 research and development centres located in 8 places in India, as the statistics go, HAL has produced more than 4178 engines, 3658 aircraft.
Website : www.hal-india.com