New Delhi, Jan 27: CFM International in a joint venture with French conglomerate Safran and General Electric, said it is looking for an Indian partner to set up a maintenance facility for turbo fan engines.
''We are still discussing with partners, private companies involved in aviation,'' Vice President CFM India unit, Paul Andre Chevrin said. A total of 250 CFM56 are operated by the airlines of India currently and almost 350 are on order. In the military aircraft sector, Safran is bidding to be the foreign partner for the co-development and co-production of the LCA Tejas Kaveri engine. This state-of-the-art engine will be co-developed with Indian research organisation and industry partners, with a full transfer of technology.
Safran has also partnered with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), to manufacture Shakti engine powering HAL Dhruv helicopter and has been certified by the European Agency EASA.