Air India MRO to operate fully by Feb

27 December 2012
Thiruvanathapuram

Air India Charters maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility will become fully operational by Feb. 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. 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.

Tourist Visa on Arrival (T-VoA) will be introduced at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport within a month. Kerala will become the fifth gateway to India for holidaymakers from 11 countries who can get T-VoA. The international airport here will join Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata as the select few authorized to issue visa on arrival.

Source– http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/mro-at-thiruvananthapuram-to-be-fully-operational-by-feb/article4241671.ece

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