Air India is to take control of a $100m MRO facility built by Boeing in March, after a two-year delay, according to local media reports.
The 202,340m2 facility located at Mihan SEZ, Nagpur, was initially due for completion in March 2013, but was delayed as the Maharashtra Airport Development Company had not completed the 1.8km taxi way linking it to the airport.
The site was built as part of a deal with Boeing following Air India’s order of 27 787 aircraft in 2006.
Air India Engineering Services, which became a separate business unit in 2014, will operate the MRO facility which will have capacity for two widebody aircraft and includes an engine overhaul shop for the GE90 and GEnx.
The site, which is expected to open in April, will service Air India’s fleet, which includes 737, 777 and 787 aircraft, as well as provide MRO for third parties.