PM Narendra Modi inaugurates in Bengaluru largest aerospace engineering facility of Boeing outside the United States

The state-of-the-art Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center (BIETC) is built with an investment of ₹1,600 crore

January 19, 2024 04:13 pm | Updated 04:38 pm IST - Bengaluru

The state-of-the-art Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center (BIETC) in Bengaluru was built with an investment of ₹1,600 crore. It is located in a 43-acre campus, and is the American aerospace major’s largest such investment outside the U.S.

The state-of-the-art Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center (BIETC) in Bengaluru was built with an investment of ₹1,600 crore. It is located in a 43-acre campus, and is the American aerospace major’s largest such investment outside the U.S. | Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center (BIETC) campus in Bengaluru along with the Boeing Sukanya Program, on January 19.

The state-of-the-art BIETC is built with an investment of ₹1,600 crore. It is located in a 43-acre campus, and is the American aerospace major’s largest such investment outside the U.S.

Boeing said that the BIETC will become a cornerstone for partnering with India on next generation products and services for the global aerospace and defence industry.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, and Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot at the Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center at B. Marenahalli, in Bengaluru, on January 19, 2024.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, and Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot at the Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center at B. Marenahalli, in Bengaluru, on January 19, 2024.

The Prime Minister also launched the Boeing Sukanya Program that aims to support the entry of more girl children from across India into the country’s growing aviation sector.

The program will provide opportunities for girls and women from across India to learn critical skills in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, and train for jobs in the aviation sector.

For young girls, the program will create STEM labs at 150 planned locations to help spark interest in STEM careers. It will also provide scholarships to women who are training to be pilots. Investments will support flight training curriculum, obtaining certifications, funding for simulator trainings, and career development programs.

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