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Air India's Hyderabad MRO eyes EASA certification

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The MRO hangar at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport can accommodate two A320 family aircraft simultaneously or one wide body aircraft such as B747 or B777. The MRO facility now offers services to the captive fleet and is planning to increase shifts to two.

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Air India Engineering Services Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Air India Limited.
HYDERABAD: Air India is in the process of obtaining European Union Air Safety Agency's certification for its Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility here, a senior official of the state-owned carrier said on Saturday here.

"We are now trying to get EASA certification as most of the foreign Airlines look for it in order to send the aircraft to the MRO facility.

If any facility has EASA certification, then the airlines will have an idea about the standards of the MRO facilIity.. Once we get that EASA will be able to good business from other airlines," Y Srinivasa Rao, General Manager (Engineering) of Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL), a wholly owned subsidiary company of Air India Limited told reporters.

He said the company will have to make some investments in to the MRO facility which is certified by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to make it EASA compliant.

The MRO hangar at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here can accommodate two A320 family aircraft simultaneously or one wide body aircraft such as B747 or B777.

Srinivas said the MRO facility is currently offering services to the captive fleet and planning to increase shifts to two from the present one.

Presently, the unit undertakes pre-flight or weekly checks of A321, 320, 319 or ATR aircraft and provide technical assistance to other international carriers as part of comprehensive ground handling service, he said.
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2 Comments on this Story

NC Airways342 days ago
In this way, finally, one truth has now been established.
That is, the DGCA has the least International market value or credibility. Now Proved beyond doubt. An MRO firm carrying a DGCA approval only stands to lose huge international businesses. Was this factor one of the reasons for Air India''s failures? Air India learns this lesson now. In addition to Air India, the DGCA also needs badly some restructuring. However, the irony is: Air India was indeed flying very well while following DGCA. It didn''t need EASA. At one time FAA of the USA had threatened to degrade DGCA. But, the truth has come out now. FAA along with Boeing is today itself struggling with a number of allegations of corrupt practices, while the DGCA seems to be struggling to impress Air India. Please note that a DGCA approval is very much cheaper to get than an EASA approval.
Am342 days ago
air india should be given to the tatas free of cost alongwith apology letter of having seized it from them