Big Push to Centre’s ‘Make In India’, Bengaluru Firm Cracks Deal to Manufacture A220 Aircraft Doors For Airbus


Bangalore-based Dynamatic Technologies to manufacture A220 aircraft doors for Airbus. (Photo: Representative/ Airbus)

Bangalore-based Dynamatic Technologies to manufacture A220 aircraft doors for Airbus. (Photo: Representative/ Airbus)

The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market and brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and latest-generation technologies and engines

Giving a significant push to the central government’s ‘Make in India’ vision, Airbus has awarded a contract for the manufacturing and assembly of its A220 Family aircraft doors to Bengaluru-based Dynamatic Technologies. This is one of the largest aerospace export contracts to India.

The contract will support ramping up the A220 programme by creating additional capacity to the currently existing source. Under the agreement, Dynamatic will manufacture and assemble the cargo, passenger and service doors along with the over-wing emergency exit doors for the A220 family aircraft (eight doors per aircraft). The doors contract includes the manufacturing of detailed parts components, which will create downstream opportunities for the other Indian suppliers.

This is the second door contract awarded by Airbus to an Indian supplier in less than one year. In 2023, Airbus gave the contract for the manufacturing of bulk and cargo doors of the A320 Family to Tata Advanced Systems Ltd.

A long-standing partner to Airbus, Dynamatic already manufactures the Flap Track Beam of the Airbus A330 and A320 Family aircraft as well as the cockpit escape hatch door of the A220.

For Airbus, India is a strategic resource hub where the company is expanding its industrial footprint with aircraft assembly, component manufacturing, engineering design and development, MRO support, pilot and maintenance training as well as academic collaboration to foster human capital.

Today, every Airbus commercial aircraft has components and technologies made in India.

Currently, Airbus’ procurement of components and services from India stands at about USD 750 million every year, which will rise to USD 1.5 billion in the next few years. Airbus’ efforts to mature the wider Indian aerospace ecosystem also include the building of two Final Assembly Lines: One for the C295 military aircraft in Vadodara and the second one for the H125 helicopter.

The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market and brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and latest-generation technologies and engines. Featuring a 50% reduced noise footprint and up to 25% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, as well as around 40% lower NOx emissions than industry standards, the A220 is perfectly suited for regional as well as long-distance routes.

Udyant Malhotra, CEO Dynamatic, informed that the first batch of doors is to be delivered early next year. Massive industrial engineering is currently happening. Before entering the contract we started mobilising our resources.

Rémi Maillard, President and Managing Director, Airbus India and South Asia said, “Airbus continues to walk the talk on ‘Make in India’. This contract with our trusted partner Dynamatic is a step change in aerospace manufacturing in India because this work package will involve complex system integration that will bring new capabilities to the Indian ecosystem,” said Rémi Maillard, President and Managing Director, Airbus India and South Asia. “Airbus will continue to act as a special catalyst to holistically develop the Indian aerospace ecosystem, from manufacturing and assembly to design and development as well as maintenance and skilling.”



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