Saturday, April 24, 2021

GMR Aero Technic to expand footprint

Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based GMR Aero Technic (GAT), a 100 per cent wholly owned subsidiary of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), is developing wide-body aircraft capability for maintenance and painting, capability enhancement to add nacelle and certain critical components, besides diversification into military MRO.

GAT has developed an integrated, third-party airframe maintenance, repair, overhaul and aircraft painting (MRO) facility in Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) for commercial aircraft.

The company was established in 2010 and started operations in 2011, and as on date holds approvals from 21 regulatory bodies such as Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA-India), European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other global regulatory approvals to support maintenance requirements of various international customers.

“Spread over an area of twenty-eight acres, GAT facilities cater to all the airframe MRO needs of an airline / aircraft operator in narrow-body category. This facility can be further expanded on another twenty-five acres, in future,” Ashok Gopinath, chief executive officer, GMR Aero Technic told Telangana Today.

The MRO facility is strategically located at the Hyderabad International Airport, which operates round the clock. Hyderabad is just two hours of flying time away from all major cities in India. Similarly, most of the Middle East and South East Asian cities are only three to five hours flying time from Hyderabad, which helps in achieving logistical efficiency. Furthermore, the GAT facility is located within a Special Economic Zone, simplifying customs procedures and duties, especially for international customers.

23/04/21 Y V Phani Raj/Telangana Today

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