Sunday, August 13, 2017

AI MRO to induct first pvt aircraft for repairs today

Nagpur: In some good news for Mihan, the Air India's maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) here would start inducting aircraft from private carriers for repairs and maintenance from Sunday.
SpiceJet is the first one to enter into a three-year contract with the Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL), the technical arm of the national carrier, for repairing its aircraft, said officials. AIESL is also planning to tie-up with another carrier Go Air.
SpiceJet has dispatched its aircraft to the MRO. On Sunday, Union minister for road transport, highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis would receive the SpiceJet aircraft and inaugurate the repair works at the MRO facility in Mihan at 2pm. Senior officials from AIESL and SpiceJet, including its co-founder Ajay Singh and owner, will be present.
"The Nagpur MRO already has two wide bodied planes of Air India for repairs. SpiceJet's aircraft would be first one from the private carrier to be repaired at our MRO. It's a linear (medium sized) aircraft," said SS Quazi, general manager (engineering) and chief maintenance manager (CMM) of AI's MRO.
With about 206 employees, the MRO located in Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Mihan can undertake repairs of six linear aircraft or three wide bodies aircraft at a time.
13/08/17 Vaibhav Ganjapure/Times of India