In the absence of a third-party MRO within a flying distance of 5 hours, Indian aircrafts fly to facilities in South East Asia, Middle East and Europe for maintenance.
GMR Aerospace Park intends to deliver enhanced value to airlines through a fully integrated MRO value chain and is looking to house airframe, component and engine MRO facilities at the park.
As a first step in creating MRO hub, MAS-GMR Aerospace Engineering Company Ltd., the 50-50 joint venture between GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. and Malaysian Aerospace Engineering Sdn. Bhd. has chosen GMR Aerospace Park to locate its operations. This facility will have 2 narrow body bays to perform up to D-check on B737 and A320, 1 wide body bay performing up to C-check on B777 and A330 and a paint hangar for narrow body aircrafts. This facility is expected to be commissioned by mid 2011.
GMR Aerospace Park is currently looking to develop component MRO focusing on mechanical, avionics, pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic components; seats; landing gears; wheels & breaks etc. for commercial aircrafts.
The need for engine MRO is already being felt with the increase in aircraft fleet in the country. We intend to develop an engine overhaul shop with engine parts.
Business Jet MRO
GMR Aerospace Park has earmarked land to locate a business jet MRO to service the growing population of business jets in India and the region.