Thiruvananthapuram: The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility of Air India Charters here will become fully operational by February.
Mandatory clearance from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is awaited ahead of commencing ‘C’ checks of Boeing 737-800 aircraft of Air India Express.
The MRO is situated within the precincts of the international airport here. Air India Charters has sought more land from the State to set up auxiliary industrial units in the form of a hub around the MRO.
This was stated by K.C. Venugopal, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, who chaired a high-level meeting here on Monday.
Venugopal said the MRO would be equipped to take up third party business although initially it will take care of the aircraft in the Air Indian Express (AIE) fleet.
27/12/12 Business Line