Boeing opened a research and technology center in Bengaluru, India, to help sustain the company’s competitive technological edge while enhancing India’s aerospace capabilities. The center will carry out continued collaboration with Indian R&D organizations, including government agencies and private-sector R&D providers, universities and other companies. Boeing’s research in India will focus on aero structures, aerodynamics and electronic networks. It is Boeing’s third advanced research center outside the United States – the others are in Europe and Australia. The center will coordinate the work of more than 1,500 technologists, including 100 advanced-technology researchers.

Since 2007, Boeing has been working together with the Indian Institute of Science and two leading Indian information-technology companies, Wipro and HCL, as part of the Aerospace Network Research Consortium. It is India’s first public-private aerospace research consortium, and it is devoted to emerging network technologies.