NEW DELHI, INDIA -- Air Works, India's only DGCA-approved independent airline MRO, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kingfisher Airlines for the maintenance of its ATR 72 aircrafts.
Under this agreement, Air Works will perform "C Checks" on Kingfisher ATRs at its MRO facility in Hosur, near Bangalore. With this partnership, Air Works becomes the first Indian MRO to do third party Airline Maintenance.
The first Aircraft arrived in Hosur on April 15, 2009, and went for scheduled maintenance.
"We are very pleased to partner with Kingfisher – one of India’s largest airline for maintenance of its ATR aircrafts," says Fredrik Groth, Chief Executive Officer, Air Works. "Our partnership comes at a right time when we are promoting India as a future hub of MRO operations. In this scenario, our partnership symbolizes a shift in the perception of domestic airlines to join hands with Indian MROs. With over 50 years of experience in MRO, Air Works has always been one of the most trusted names in aircraft maintenance and repair business in India. Our agreement with Kingfisher will enable us to deliver even better service and boost the Airline MRO business."
Air Works is expected to receive approval for Boeing 737 heavy maintenance as accorded by DGCA. Air Works Airline MRO has also completed the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) approval requirements and is awaiting audit of the facility by May 2009.
Air Works aims to strengthen its leadership position and provide Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to support the growth of commercial aviation in India.