Air Works becomes 1st independent airline MRO

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New Delhi, Nov 10 (UNI) Air Works, a provider of aviation services, today announced that it has received the approval from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for its commercial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations in Hosur, near Bangalore.

It has thus become India's first DGCA-approved independent airline MRO.

''It will perform services such as line and base maintenance, aircraft painting, structural repairs, and cabin and avionics upgrades. It will also offer component repairs and spare parts sourcing,'' Air Works CEO Fredrik Groth said in a statement.

The company will start operations with one exisitng hangar and will soon build two more hangars by 2009 end.

''Air Works plans to invest 40 million dollars for setting up the assitional hangars, the paint operation, and future engine and component MRO activities,'' Mr Groth said.

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