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IndiGo unveils its second aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility

The facility, which is the second largest at the Kempegowda International Airport, can accommodate up to two narrow-body aircraft at the same time
IndiGo has also signed a 20- year agreement with the Bangalore International Airport for the facility.
IndiGo has also signed a 20- year agreement with the Bangalore International Airport for the facility.
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Our Special Correspondent   |   Mumbai   |   Published 24.11.22, 02:33 AM

InterGlobe Aviation, which operates the country’s largest airline IndiGo, on Wednesday said it has inaugurated its second aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Bangalore International Airport.

The facility, which is the second largest at the Kempegowda International Airport, can accommodate up to two narrow-body aircraft at the same time, the no-frills airline said in a statement.

The 13,000-square metre hangar is built on five acres of land and will have all the supporting infrastructure such as a QEC (quick engine change), shop warehouse and engineering offices for all repair and maintenance work, it added.

IndiGo has also signed a 20- year agreement with the Bangalore International Airport for the facility. The airline has an MRO at the Delhi airport. It has a fleet of over 275 aircraft and is operating over 1,600 daily flights.

The airline was in the news earlier this month when a report said that close to 30 aircraft have been grounded due to “supply chain disruptions”. Following this, the airline was evaluating the wet leasing of planes and other options to boost operations. A PTI report said that the planes were grounded due to supply chain problems.

While the carrier has a domestic market share of more than 57 per cent, aviation consultancy firm CAPA recently said in its India Mid-Year Outlook 2023, that more than 75 planes belonging to domestic carriers are currently grounded due to maintenance and engine-related issues.



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