The "LEAP" engine is the world's leading jet engine known for its technological superiority, efficient fuel consumption, performance for powering single-aisle commercial jets

MUMBAI: The TATA Group and General Electric have entered into a partnership to manufacture components for engine-maker CFM International in India, the two companies said in a statement. 

Under the partnership, TATA Advanced Systems Ltd, a unit of TATA Group, and GE Aviation will together handle manufacturing, assembling, integration and testing of the aircraft components. 

The parts, manufactured for CFM's LEAP engine, will be used for GE's global supply chain. CFM is an equal joint venture between GE and Safran SA of France.

The steel-to-software conglomerate and GE will also pursue military engine and aircraft system opportunities in India, the companies added.

"We look forward to working with GE to build more expertise and strengthen India's defence-manufacturing capabilities," said N Chandrasekaran, chairman at TATA Sons.