The facility will also drive strategic initiatives like Digital Transformation," the statement said. The teams will innovate in digital aviation, electrical, mechanical and systems design and provide support for lab and flight testing for aircraft.

Global aerospace major Boeing announced its expansion of engineering and technology centre here and said it would accommodate another 1,000 new employees to drive aerospace innovation.

The "newest phase" of Boeing India Engineering and Technology Centre (BIETC) inaugurated here yesterday would double the existing footprint and accommodate another 1,000 new employees, who will work on cutting-edge technologies that will drive aerospace innovation from India, Boeing said.

The centre has increased its employee count from just 100 when it was inaugurated in early 2017, to over 1,000, the company said in a statement here.

As the centre grows over the next few years, it will develop into a team of over 2,500 employees in specialised fields of IT, engineering and R&D, it added. The facility will help Boeing to scale up its aerospace, R&D and engineering activities in its existing facilities, the statement said. The facility will also have an integrated lab for IoT, Analytics and Mobility, a 3DX lab to develop 3D experiences, a Systems Integration Lab and a Proof of Concepts Lab. "Over 25 collaboration areas in the centre will enable teams to develop, scale and deliver aerospace innovations with agility.