MAS GMR venture forays into aircraft line maintenance

| Updated on: Apr 02, 2014

Inks first contract with British Airways to service 787 Dreamliners

MAS GMR Aero Technic Ltd (MGAT) has forayed into the aircraft line maintenance business, inking its first contract with British Airways to provide the service for its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The firm, a joint venture between Malaysian Aerospace Engineering and GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, also opened its office at the engineering building in the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport complex.

The development marks the company’s plans to provide comprehensive maintenance support to airlines flying in and out of India. It will soon expand its services to other airports in the country.

Currently, it has line maintenance approval from DGCA for Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft.

It is also performing redelivery checks on two Boeing 737 aircraft along with regular C-checks. It has an aircraft paint hangar and has invested in infrastructure that can paint a narrow-body aircraft.

The current MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) facility also has hangar infrastructure to accommodate wide-bodied aircraft such as Airbus A330 and Boeing 777.

Uday Naidu, Chief Operating Officer of MGAT, said: “We are pleased to launch this new initiative as part of our expansion plans. We are confident that we will eventually be able to extend to other line stations at key airports in the country”.

The company has so far performed base maintenance checks and ancillary services for over 100 aircraft and completed re-delivery checks on two A320 aircraft — all in just 30 months since it began operations.

Published on April 02, 2014

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