In light of the growing potential of India's aerospace industry and recent announcements of major investments by some of the significant aircraft manufacturers, TWI teamed up with the Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI) to organise a two day seminar in Bangalore.
The event, Advances in aerospace materials and joining technologies, attracted 90 people to hear the opening welcome by Air Commodore (retired) Varkey of SIATI and a keynote lecture by Yogesh Kumar, LCA Director from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. This was followed by presentations from TWI's Richard Freeman, Jack Gabzdyl and Sayee Raghunathan.
The audience also heard a review of the Indian offset policy from Sridhar Nadupalli, the founder of the Sankhya Group. After lunch a panel session was held where TWI personnel answered questions posed by the audience. The second day contained further presentations from TWI, followed by one to one meetings with Indian companies expressing an interest in TWI.