IndiGo, India’s leading carrier inaugurated its second maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on November 17, 2022.
Bengaluru International Airport Ltd
The 13,000-sq mts hangar is built on 5 acres of land and is the 2nd largest maintenance facility at the Bengaluru International Airport. IndiGo has signed a twenty-year pact with Bengaluru International Airport Ltd. for the facility.
The maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility was inaugurated by IndiGo’s Engineering Head SC Gupta. The facility can accommodate up to 2 narrow-body aircraft at the same time.
Additionally, the facility will have help infrastructure, including an engine quick exchange change (QEC) shop warehouse and engineering offices for all repair and maintenance work.
Indigo airlines already have a maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Delhi, however, given the number of aircraft the airline has, the low-cost carrier has decided to open another 1 in Bengaluru after Delhi.
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2nd largest maintenance hangar of the airline
The carrier stated that the goal was to reduce its dependency on overseas maintenance and to cut expenses drastically by creating facilities in India. Once this is operational, the maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility will be the 2nd biggest maintenance hangar of the airline after the Delhi hangar.
The country’s biggest airline by the number of aircraft declared last week the beginning of operations of its 1st A321 freighter aircraft between Delhi & Mumbai. The cargo aircraft services began on November 15, 2022.
The airline stated the aircraft, converted from a passenger jet into a full-freighter configuration, would be operated for general freight on the inaugural Delhi and Mumbai flight while carrying general and e-commerce cargo — CarGo — on the return leg.
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