Air India is planning to upgrade its MRO operations in Hyderabad to serve a wider range of aircraft along with working towards EASA 145 Certification. The Air India MRO along with the ATR is seeking to set up a servicing facility. It is also in talks with Indigo which has a big base at the airport to offer its services. The AI facility will be re-certified to deploy foreign aircraft in the country by the European Aviation Safety Agency certification.
The Hyderabad-based MRO is operated by Air India and it is also a part of its engineering services which has a subsidiary named Air India Engineering Services Ltd. While the government and Air India are seeking to divest stake across various businesses, the MRO is continuing to explore the expansion of business. G Soloman Jayabalan, General Manager (Engineering) and Station Head, Hyderabad, said, “The MRO has capacity to handle ATR-72 and A320 aircraft. We plan to capitalize on this capability and expand the services both for AI and non-AI business.”
Source: Hindu Businessline