Wed, Aug 30, 2006
Location, Location, Location
With an eye on the remarkable growth of civil aviation in India,
Boeing says it'll build a maintenance facility in the central
Indian city of Nagpur. The facility will handle routine
maintenance, overhaul, and repairs.
"We believe that Nagpur will be an excellent location for the
Boeing MRO facility because of the tremendous investment being made
in the area by both government and private companies," said Dinesh
Keskar, vice president of Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
"Boeing is committed to helping strengthen India’s air
transport infrastructure by investing up to $100 million in this
As Aero-News reported, Boeing
agreed to establish an MRO facility and provide training as part of
a 68-airplane order placed by Air India in December 2005. It is the
largest commercial airplane order in India’s civil aviation
history, and it includes a combination of 777s, 787s and 737s that
the operator will use for renewal and expansion of its all-Boeing
"Boeing has collaborated with India for more than 60 years, and
we are excited to take part in the amazing future that lies ahead
for Indian aviation," said Keskar.
Strong economic growth, increased market liberalization, airport
privatization, and travel to and within the country are fueling a
bright outlook for aviation in India. Boeing’s latest
forecast suggests that India will need 856 airplanes worth $72.6
billion in the next 20 years to meet the air travel demand.
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