MRO Facility at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA)

Issue: 02-2019

KIA in Bengaluru will have an aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility in its premises by March 2020. Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has inked a deal with InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, operator of the domestic carrier IndiGo Airlines. The 20-year agreement is to sublease land at the KIA premises. The MRO facility will be housed in a 13,000 sq metre hangar to be built on a five-acre plot of land. The facility will be spacious enough to accommodate two narrow-body airliners. As per BIAL, the facility will be equipped with all the support infrastructure including an engine QEC shop warehouse and engineering offices for all repair and maintenance. IndiGo’s Chief Operating Officer, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said, “KIA, with its strategic location, will play an even more important role going forward. It is for this reason that IndiGo decided to build a hangar as the core of our maintenance centre in South India. This facility will become operational by 2020.” Hari Marar, the Chief Executive Officer, BIAL said that IndiGo has been one of the fastest growing carriers at KIA. “The outcome of this agreement will create more connectivity and open new markets, further enhancing its growth.”