GHIAL signs MoU with Malaysia Airline on MRO facility

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Hyderabad, Aug 20 (UNI) GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited and Malaysia Airlines have signed a MoU for establishment of a world class Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility to provide maintenance services for narrow and wide body aircraft at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad.

The MoU was signed by Chairman (Airports) Kiran Kumar Gandhi on behalf of the GMR Groups and Malaysia Airlines Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer Tengku Azmil Zahruddin in the presence of GHIAL Chief Executive Officer P S Nair and Malaysia Airlines Senior General Manager Engineering and Maintenance (E&M) Mohd Roslan Ismail, according to a press release here.

Mr Azmil said the timing of this partnership, representing MAS E&M's first foray into the Indian aircraft maintenance market, is perfect as the Indian market is experiencing strong aircraft growth with manufacturers bullish on aircraft orders.

''All the narrow and wide body aircraft requires maintenance but the current MRO providers in India are unable to cope with the requirements. Currently, most of the aircraft are sent to Malaysia and other MRO providers overseas for heavy maintenance. As such, we will be able to capitalise on these opportunities and position the JV company as a leading MRO player in the sub-continent.'' UNI VA GM ADB1621

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