Tamil Nadu has invited Czech Republic-based light aircraft manufacturer, Evektor Aircraft to invest in the state, the State Government said on Wednesday.
Minister for MSME, T M Anbarasan during his visit to the MSV International Engineering Fair in the Czech Republic was explained about the investment opportunities available in their country by senior Government officials.
Later, Anbarasan accompanied by senior officials of the MSME department visited the manufacturing facility of Evektor Aircraft during which the Minister invited them to invest in Tamil Nadu.
Evektor-Aerotechnik is based at Kunovice Airport, a region known for its aircraft industry since 1936. Evektor-Aerotechnik dates back to 1970 when Aerotechnik was established as a producer of small general aviation airplanes. Its first aircraft were gyrocopters and motor gliders, later diversifying into the overhaul and maintenance of a range of Czech general aviation aircraft, including the Zlin aircraft family.
Tamil Nadu has been silently going about identifying its advantages and converting them into opportunities to emerge stronger in the aerospace and defence segments. The aim is for Tamil Nadu to emerge as the manufacturing and service hub for aerospace and defence industries in the country.
Also, Tamil Nadu-based Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) had clinched a deal with the largest aerospace firm Boeing. Aerospace Engineers Private Limited, located in Salem, won a long-term contract from Boeing to manufacture and supply critical aviation components and parts for the global aerospace company’s products.
Also, US-based aircraft engine manufacturer GE has partnered with the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) to set up a Centre of Excellence in the southern state on emerging aviation engine technologies.