Boeing ‘S Largest Overseas Campus Opened In India

  • Inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi.
  • State-of-the-art Boeing India Engineering & Technology Centre (BIETC) campus.
  • In Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • The PM also launched the Boeing Sukanya Program.
  • Governor of Karnataka, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Chief Minister of Karnataka,  Siddarammiah, COO of Boeing Company, Ms Stephanie Pope and President of Boeing India and South Asia, Mr Salil Gupte were present.

Key Highlights:

  • Investment of Rs. 1,600 crores.
  • 43-acre campus.
  • Boeing’s largest such investment outside the USA.
  • Cornerstone for partnership with the vibrant Startup, private and government ecosystem.
  • Will help develop next-generation products and services for the global aerospace and defense industry.

Boeing Sukanya Program:

  • To support the entry of more girl children into India’s growing aviation sector.
  • 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.
  • The program will create STEM Labs at 150 planned locations to help spark interest in STEM careers.
  • Will also provide scholarships to women who are training to be pilots.
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