IndiGo and BIAL ink deal to build MRO

Published: Jan 31, 2019, 11:08 am IST

(UNI) Private airline IndiGo and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) — operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) — have entered into a 20-year agreement to sub-lease land at the BLR Airport to build a state-of-the-art Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility.
The 13,000 sq mt hangar, to be built on five acres in the BLR Airport campus, would be able to accommodate two narrow body aircraft and will have support infrastructure, including an engine QEC shop warehouse and engineering offices for all repair and maintenance.
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Chief Operating Officer, IndiGo, said: “Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB), 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. This facility will become operational by 2020.”