Tuesday, July 07, 2020

AI MRO overhauls 100th aircraft amid lockdown

Nagpur: Amid Covid lockdown, Air India’s maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) depot at Mihan-SEZ hit a century. The facility built by Boeing and handed over to Air India has completed overhaul of the 100th aircraft since it began operations in 2015.
The score could have been higher had it not been for the pandemic. Yet, the MRO here played a key role, especially in upkeep of the Boeing 777 aircraft deployed in the Vande Bharat operations.
The Boeing 777 aircraft was deployed for long distance flights to destinations like the US, to bring back stranded Indian citizens. During the lockdown, the Nagpur MRO was the only facility which had enough manpower to carry out the mandatory checks of Boeing 777 so they could fly again.

The other two facilities are in Mumbai and Delhi. However, during the lockdown, these two facilities could not function at the required capacity, said a source. This led to the Nagpur MRO catering to the Boeing 777 deployed in Vande Bharat.
The Nagpur MRO had an advantage as it is located in a special economic zone (SEZ), where the lockdown rules for rest of the district were not entirely applicable.
07/07/20 Shishir Arya/Times of India
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