TN govt ambitious plan for aerospace park

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Chennai,Aug 21: Aiming to put Tamil Nadu on the global aerospace map, the government is going full throttle to set up an aerospace park to manufacture and assemble aircraft with state owned Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation currently in the process of identifying land.

Official sources said TIDCO is scouting for land for an MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operations) facility near Chennai airport and has requested SIPCOT (State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu) to allot 100 acres in suburban Sriperumbudur.

This is mainly for setting up of aircraft-component manufacturing Park.

Larsen and Toubro-Ramboll has been appointed consultant to carry out the feasibility study and marketing assistance.

The project is being set up on 3,000 acres in Perambalur Special Economic Zone where an integrated aerospace park would come up with the focus on manufacturing and assembling aircraft,the recently tabled policy note in the assembly said.

"Creating an Aerospace park which can support manufacturing and assembling of an aircraft is the ultimate objective of this programme," it said


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