Bharat Forge-Safran in licence production arrangement

14 October 2014

India's Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) and French group Safran have formed a partnership to produce in India aerospace components for commercial and military applications.

In a statement on 13 October, BFL said it had secured a purchase order from Safran to build components for the company's commercial aerospace production network and that this contract was regarded as the "first step" of a "long-term partnership" between the two firms.

The statement said that over the past 18 months BFL had completed a trial phase in which it had manufactured aerospace components in a variety of materials including nickel, steel and titanium.

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