Nagpur: “The world class Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) at Mihan built by Boeing has been transferred to Air India as per the MoU between Boeing and Air India. This MRO now needs to create skill manpower for its operation. Actually, let alone world class, people from Mumbai are reluctant to come to Nagpur and work here. Hence, to run MRO Depot would be a challenge,” said vice-president of Sales Asia-Pacific, Boeing Dr Dinesh Keskar here on Sunday.
Dr Keskar was speaking at the guest lecture on the topic ‘Global outlook and changing scenario for aviation’ organised by ‘Friends International’ at Chitnavis Centre.
Keskar further said that there are ups and downs happening in the aviation industry all over the world. However, considering the rapid progress happpening in the entire world, there would be a need of 37,000 more aircraft in the world. Out of these Asia will have the largest demand of aircraft that is more than 14,000 aircraft. Comparing this demand America and Europe will be haf behind in terms of demand.
In the last one year there is a 6 per cent increase in the air travelling by passengers world over and 900 new planes have been added in the services. informed Keskar.
Those prominently present during the programme were president of Friends International Suresh Junghare, convenor Anil Ganatra and secretary Dr Sanjay Manekar. Juneghar gave the introductory remarks and Dr Manekar proposed a vote of thanks.
Nagpur needs to expand its network
“In last few years, Nagpur has taken huge leap in the field of aviation. Earlier, there was only one aviation company operating in Nagpur. Now, the scenario has changed and aircraft of various aviation companies are operating from Nagpur. Now, Nagpur needs to expand its network to reach at global level.” stated Dr Keskar.
India needs to improve its marketing skill
The progress in the country’s aviation industry will open up opportunities for aviation sector. The country has seen a rise of 21 per cent in the air travelling by people this year.
The progress of aviation industry will give an impetus to the hotel and tourism industry and new jobs will be created. Considering all these opportunities, India should focus on improving its marketing skill and strategies.