New Delhi: Malaysia Airlines and GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd have entered into an agreement to set up a world-class maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organization that will cater to narrow- and wide-body aircraft at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad in Hyderabad.
”Malaysia Airlines’ engineering and maintenance will provide certifications, technical and management expertise in addition to operations and maintenance know-how,” Tengku Azmil Zahruddin, executive director and chief financial officer, Malaysia Airlines, told reporters.
The MRO will be able to handle all types of aircraft, from light jets to super-jumbos such as the A380. With some 300 aircraft in operation currently, the Indian aviation market is one of the fastest growing in the world. More than 200 new aircraft will be headed for India in the next two years, while 2,000 new planes are expected in the next 8-10 years.