Nagpur: Good news for MIHAN Air India MRO at last.
Spice Jet, the largest growing domestic airline has decided to send its jets for Repair and Maintenance to Nagpur. Right now, Spice jet is the 4th largest Aviation company in the country.
An MoU was signed between Air India Engineering Services CEO H R Jagannath and Spicejet Vice President Arun Kashyap in the presence of top AI officials yesterday. Till now Spice was using the Hyderabad MRO facilities which are the largest in the country.
With the signing of the agreement, Spicejet will send its aircrafts from its present fleet of 42 planes to Nagpur MRO soon. The first plane could roll in within two months. Spicejet was in the process of acquiring 100 more aircraft in the days to come it is learnt.
Jagannath said after being formally handed over by aircraft manufacturer major Boeing International on December 29, 2014, the MRO started its maintenance operation from March this year and so far handled eight aircraft, while the ninth aircraft was on the pit.
Spread over 50 acres of land adjacent to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, the Rs 600 crore MRO, which is connected by a 3.5 km taxiway, offers a world class facility.
It is carrying out maintenance facility of all types including ‘D’ check of wide bodied aircraft which is mandatory for an aircraft after flying for 3,000 days. A team of highly trained and dedicated personnel is available for the maintenance operations.
The MRO was built by Boeing in a record time of 3.5 years and handed over to Air India in August last year.