Saturday, October 19, 2019

Air India’s MRO unit eyes EU’s safety stamp in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Air India is eyeing to secure the European Union Air Safety Agency’s (EASA) certificate for its Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad here.

EASA carries out certification, regulation, and standardisation, and also performs investigation and monitoring.
Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL) General Manager (Engineering) Y Srinivasa Rao said here on Saturday that efforts were on to apply for the certification after getting approval from the Central government. The certification is essential as most foreign airlines look for it in order to send their aircraft to the MRO facility.

This will not only enable foreign airlines to know the standards of the MRO complex, but also help the AIESL, a wholly owned subsidiary company of Air India, to do business with foreign airlines. According to Rao, the AIESL will have to make some investments in the MRO facility as per the norms prescribed by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to make it EASA compliant.

The MRO complex that was inaugurated on May 29, 2015 can accommodate two A320 family aircraft simultaneously or one wide body aircraft B747 and C777.

The state-of-the-art hangar has all facilities like proposed docking system, cranes, plug and play IT network, associated back shops to support aircraft maintenance and airframe accessory and wheel servicing shops.
19/10/19 TelanganaToday
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