Indian Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company AAR-Indamer is looking to expand its business internationally. The MRO company is looking to take more aircraft from domestic as well as international players.
American companies are eager
Indian airlines are constantly adding more and more aircraft to their fleets. Both the growth drivers, Air India and IndiGo have more than 900 aircraft on order and hence, the value of MRO industry in India is going to increase by many times in upcoming time. The upcoming Noida International Airport is slated to be a hub for MRO activities.
Amid all this activities, companies from America are eager to invest in the MRO industry of India. American Consulate General Mike Hankey said that places like Nagpur has a strategic geographical advantage for MRO projects. He added that training of workforce can be another field to explore in this region.
AAR-Indamer keen to expand
AAR-Indamer is a joint venture company between AAR and Indamer. AAR is one of the largest MRO operator in the United States of America (USA). On the other hand, Indamer is the oldest MRO company of India. Both companies owns 50-50% in AAR-Indamer. AAR-Indamer has a MRO facility at Mihan-SEZ. Prajay Patel, son of former Civil Aviation Minister and current NCP Minister Praful Patel is one of the directors of this company.
American companies are currently evaluating India’s regulatory procedures for aircraft MRO business. India is considering training its workforce through facilities in America.
AAR-Indamer partners with Airbus
On December 8, Indamer Aviation and Airbus Helicopters partnered for maintenance of Airbus helicopters in India. Airbus helicopters will undergo maintenance at Indamer facilities in Mumbai, Delhi and Nagpur. Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated a new MRO facility at Nagpur on December 8.
Indamer Aviation is already the largest helicopter MRO service provider in India. There are more than 125 Airbus Helicopters in use by operators across India and South Asian region.
Source : Times of India