Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, India’s premier aerospace company, has been named one of the winners of Boeing’s 2009 Supplier of the Year Award.

Bangalore-based HAL has been awarded the newly-constituted ‘The Alliance Award’ in recognition of its “unique capabilities and services that are instrumental to a new Boeing product”.

The city-headquartered Boeing, world’s leading aerospace company, named 14 companies as winners of the award.

The winners, chosen from among the company’s more than 12,000 active suppliers worldwide, were judged on quality, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise.

The winners are located in Germany, Japan and the US.

Before being chosen a Supplier of the Year, each company was named as one of the 486 recipients of a Boeing Performance Excellence Award.

“Boeing and our suppliers are more interconnected now than ever before - combining our talents and capabilities to create the most innovative products and services for our customers and the aerospace industry worldwide,” Boeing’s enterprise leader of Supplier Management Ray Conner said in a statement.

Japan’s Bridgestone Corp was awarded for electro, hydraulic and mechanical standards, Ohio’s GE Commercial Engine Operations won for propulsion, while another winner is Germany’s Deharde—Maschinenbau H. Hoffmann GmbH.

Among the winners, three companies are based in Illinois.

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