Satyam Computer Services has signed a contract with Hawker Beechcraft to provide design and other services aimed at streamlining the US aviation firm's engineering operations.
The multi-year multi-disciplinary contract, announced at the Paris Air Show, will allow Hawker Beechcraft to "respond more quickly to business opportunities", said the US firm that specialises in making business, trainer and special mission aircraft.
Under the deal, Satyam will establish an offshore development centre with about 40 professionals dedicated to Hawker's projects. Within a year, the number of professionals will increase to 100, Satyam said in a statement.
Satyam will provide high-end design, computer-aided engineering, analysis, product life-cycle management and other services to Hawker. The arrangement will enable the US firm to fulfil orders more quickly and within appropriated budgets, Satyam said.
Randy Nelson, senior vice president of Hawker's product development and engineering division, said: "We are pleased to have Satyam handle these critical projects and to leverage its programme management and global delivery capabilities." Subu D Subramanian, director of Satyam's manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and defence practice, said: "Global organisations are increasingly adopting global models and relying on robust and comprehensive engineering solutions such as those Satyam will provide for Hawker."