And why exactly the joint venture?
The point is that so far we lack experience in machining that we need and another reason is that without a joint venture we would find it difficult to get such machines and other equipment. We launched the world’s most advanced machining complex. It has cutting-edge unique equipment. Among other things, the technologies employed at UBM will provide the Corporation with valuable expertise in machining of titanium and in the nearest future will enable it to start production of finished stampings. Anyway, it is our immediate objective. What is the main task of this new company and how is it going to integrate into the VSMPO production chain? UBM will perform primary machining of titanium stampings produced by VSMPO-AVISMA . Final machining is planned to be carried out at the Boeing plant in Portland, USA, and other processing enterprises of subcontractors. Moreover, titanium chip scrap from machining will be immediately shipped back to VSMPO-AVISMA for recycling. It will make it possible to create a unique closed-cycle chain to support the manufacture of titanium semi-finished products, stampings and other kinds of products. SIATI felicitates HAL Chairman, BEL CMD The Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI) has felicitated the new Chairman of HAL Ashok Nayak and CMD of Bharat Electronics Ashwani Kumar Dutt along with the new Managing Directors and Director of HAL. HAL's Director - Corporate Planning P Soundara Rajan, Managing Director-Helicopter Division, R Srinivasan ,Managing Director (Accessories) Complex S.K.Jha were among those who attended the function. SIATI President Dr C G Krishnadas Nair and Secretary General Air Cmdr. Joseph Varkey (Rtd) also spoke on the occasion. Rolls-Royce tested Adour Engine for Jaguar Rolls-Royce has successfully installed and tested the Adour Mk 821 engine in a Jaguar aircraft to prove its capability and suitability for the Indian Air Force’s Jaguar upgrade requirement. The Mk 821 engine was installed into a Royal Air Force Jaguar for the ground test at Cosford. The installation went smoothly and required no airframe changes. During testing the Adour Mk 821 ran at full reheat and passed all performance targets set down by the IAF. The test was conducted by Rolls-Royce Chief Test Pilot Phill O’Dell who commented: "As a former RAF Jaguar pilot myself I was impressed with the performance and functionality that the Mk 821 delivered. This had no adverse affect on the aircraft, highlighting the ease of the integration process and the compatibility of the engine with the airframe. " Martin Fausset, Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Defence Aerospace, said: "As the only engine certified for the Jaguar we were always confident that the Adour MK 821 could be successfully installed without any aircraft modification, even with the new technologies and enhanced performance, but this exercise has allowed us to demonstrate this high level of compatibility to the Indian Air Force. The Mk 821 includes several technology inserts from other civil and military programmes and has been specifically designed for the Indian operational requirements, offering the twin benefits of greater thrust and lower life cycle costs. The Adour engine has been developed by Rolls-Royce Turbomeca and the Mk 871 variant is currently in licensed production with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for India’s new Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer.