Airbus inks deal with Vadodara-based tech institute for further hiring

As on date, we have more than 3,000 engineers in our design & digital centres and planned to increase it to 5,000 by 2025, says Airbus India president

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NEW DELHI: Global aerospace major, Airbus, has planned hiring about 2,000 engineers from India in the next couple of years, taking the total number of engineers to 5,000, said Remi Maillard, president of Airbus India and MD of South Asia.

He said that the Airbus views India as a “talent hub” and not just as a market. Maillard was speaking at function to mark the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV), Vadodara. Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who was also present, said that the MoU would pave the way for launching a new engineering course for aerospace sector.

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“Airbus is committed to develop the aerospace ecosystem in India. And hence, it’s our responsibility to invest in human capital development,” said Maillard. He added that the partnership with Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya will develop a strong pipeline of skilled workforce that will be future ready to serve its fast-growing aerospace sector.

To a query if the company’s had any roadmap to hire more Indian engineers, Mailliard said, “As on date, we employ more than 3,000 engineers in our design and digital centres. By 2025, we will be more than 5,000. So, we are going at a very fast pace. We invest in India; we bet on India because we believe India offers the right combination of competency and competitiveness.”

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On the future industry-academia cooperation, Vaishnaw said, “In the coming few months, we should be able to sign a MoU with Alstom, Deutsche Bahn, and Siemens…Talks are also on with other transportation sectors like railways, maritime, trucking, and warehousing.”
In his address, Milliard said the first Make-In-India C295 Military Aircraft will be delivered in September 2026.

“We have signed a contract for 56 C295 aircraft with the Indian Air Force, 40 of these will be fully manufactured, assembled, and maintained out of India,” he said while adding that the balance 16 aircraft will come in fly away condition from Spain.

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