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Reliance and Dassault start construction of new Indian facility

30 October 2017

Indian group Reliance and France’s Dassault Aviation have commenced construction of a new aerospace facility near Nagpur, central India.

The two companies said on 27 October that the industrial complex – valued at INR65 billion (USD1 billion) – will produce components for Dassault’s Rafale fighter aircraft and its Falcon 2000 business jet. In future years, the facility could also be the centre for programmes to carry out final assembly of both type of aircraft, said a statement.

It added that the facility, which will be named the Dhirubhai Ambani Aerospace Park (DAAP) and is near to the Nagpur international airport, is expected to support the employment of “thousands of skilled workers in aviation assembly and integration” and attract more than 200 small- and medium-sized enterprises to the region.

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