Under the agreement, which takes effect immediately, GMR Aero Technic will offer Bombardier customers the full range of line and heavy maintenance services from its facilities located at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here, GMR said in a press release.
GMR owns a 27,300 sq mt (294,000 sq ft) state-of-the-art Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility at the airport. It has been certified by European Aviation Safety Agency for line maintenance, and by EASA and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA, India) for heavy maintenance.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Vice President, Customer Services, Todd Young said GMR Aero Technic has a great reputation and is well positioned to meet the needs of customers.
“We’re very pleased to welcome GMR Aero Technic on-board as one of our trusted Authorised Service Facilities – the first in India to provide local Q400 aircraft operators, as well as those in the surrounding regions with maintenance expertise,” Young said.
“Over the last four years, we have been assisting our airline customers with exceptional customer care and expertise. We are excited to be working side-by-side with Bombardier to extend our services to its Q400 aircraft customers,” Chief Executive Officer, GMR Aero Technics Ltd, Uday Naidu.
Currently, there are more than 340 Bombardier commercial aircraft in service with, or ordered by, customers and operators in Asia, the release said.