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  • AERO MRO DIGEST

    Volume 3 Issue 3 July 2019

    A UNITING FORCE FOR THE INDIAN MRO INDUSTRY

    A QUARTERLY NEWS DIGEST FOR INDIAN MROs

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  • (8) Airbus & Safran team up for a greener vertical flight

    (11) Airbus develops a Flapping wing-tips aircraft scale model

    (1) Govt may remove landing charges at 15 defence airports

    (1) Skytrax awards Best Airlines for 2019

    (1) AIESL Hyderabad to upgrade operations

    (2) Mitsubishi buys CRJ jet

    (3) AAI to study future slot allotment at six major airports

    (3) Airports dues to be cleared by ministry in 3 years

    (5) States to identify land for second airport

    (5) Boeing agrees to deficient communication

    (7) Rolls-Royce-Aeroflot sets an Engine record

    (9) RFID baggage tracking set for global deployment

    (9) AAI spends Rs 4 crore to maintain non-operational air-

    ports

    (10) DIAL working with stakeholders to further improve ROT

    (10) Rolls-Royce agreement with EASA for accelerated in-

    spection

    (12) Delhi may get second airport in Jewar, bids invited

    (2) Saudi Arabia finalises on SITAONAIR’s ATC services

    (3) Gulf Air to purchase $1 billion worth CFM Leap-1A en-

    gines

    (4) Pawan Hans signs MoU with Airbus

    (5) Cyient signs MoU for Drone pilot training

    (6) Embraer Launches Predictive Maintenance System IKON

    (7) Russian Helicopters exhibits modernised light Ansat heli-

    copter

    (9) Eviation’s Alice – electric plane ready to target commut-

    ers

    (12) India's first 'Cold Spray' SMART lab launched

    (13) Interview - Mr. Pulak Sen

    (13) Top Management Appointments

    COVER STORY

    IN THE NEWS

    BUSINESS DECLARATION

    LATEST TRENDS

    CONTENTS

    Disclaimer : The views expressed in the articles are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of the publisher or the

    publishing house. Unless otherwise noted, the author writes in his/her personal capacity. They are not intended and should not be thought of, to

    represent official ideas, or policies of any agency or institution mentioned thereof. The information in this newsletter is for information purposes

    only. The articles may also be from a syndicated source, but are rewritten (retaining original facts, to the best of our knowledge) to meet the office

    policies. MRO Association of India assumes and/or bears no liability or responsibility for any inaccurate, delayed or incomplete information, nor for

    any actions taken in reliance thereon. The information contained about every individual, event or organization is known to have been provided by

    such individual, event organizers or organization without verification by us. Sources of information may vary. Feedback is welcome.

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    Office : MRO Association of India, 402, Wellington Business Park 2, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai-400059 India.

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  • Govt may remove landing charges at 15 defence airports

    With an intention to boost Regional Connectivity, govern-

    ment may remove the 'landing charges' for aircraft having

    less than 80 seats at 15 defence airports in the country. A

    senior government official said, "An airline has requested

    the Civil Aviation Ministry to waive the landing charges on 15

    defence airports for aircraft that have less than 80 seats. It

    has been decided that the Civil Aviation Secretary would for-

    mally take up this matter with the Ministry of Defence

    soon."

    Another senior government official said, "The aircraft, which

    have less than 80 seats, are helping in ensuring regional con-

    nectivity from the cities where these 15 defence airports are

    located. Therefore, the (civil aviation) ministry thinks that

    landing charges should be waived by the Defence Ministry."

    There has been no official communication between the

    MoCA and MoD, but it is learnt that Ministry of Defence has

    informally stated that this proposal of waiving landing charg-

    es is feasible.

    Defence airports across the country are controlled by the

    Indian Air Force as it uses them as an air base. When a part

    of such defence airports are classified as "civil enclave" and

    handed over to the Airports Authority of India (AAI), it is

    used to start commercial flight operations. The AAI comes

    under the Ministry of Civil Aviation and manages around 100

    airports across the country.

    Skytrax awards Best Airlines for 2019

    For the 19th year Skytrax has held a

    World Airline Awards ceremony, also

    termed as the Oscars of the aviation in-

    dustry, to name the best carriers of 2019.

    The accolades were a result of 21.65 mil-

    lion eligible survey entries which were

    counted to choose the best from over

    300 airlines.

    The title of World’s Best Airline in 2019 went to Qatar Air-

    ways, which has held this title four times previously. Also,

    the carrier took the awards for the World’s Best Business

    Class, the World’s Best Business Class Seat and the Best Air-

    line in the Middle East.

    Winner of 2018, Singapore Airlines, took the second place

    this year and won a top accolade as the World’s Best Cabin

    Crew. SA was also honoured with awards for the World’s

    Best First Class, the Best Airline in Asia and the World’s Best

    First-Class Seat.

    Among the low-cost carriers, the crown of the best one went

    to AirAsia. World’s Best Economy Class award was presented

    to Japan Airlines. World’s Best Regional Airline was named

    Bangkok Airways. Award for World’s Cleanest Aircraft Cabin

    was given to EVA Air, while World’s Most Improved Airline

    was voted Philippine Airlines

    AIESL Hyderabad to upgrade operations

    Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL), Hyderabad,

    one of the engineering services subsidiaries of the national

    carrier, plans to expand its operations to serve a wider range

    of aircraft while working towards EASA 145 certification. The

    MRO has approached ATR to set up a servicing facility and

    Indigo, which has a big base here, to offer services. with ATR

    to set up a servicing facility and Indigo, which has a big base

    here, to offer services. While the government and Air India

    are seeking to divest stake across various businesses, the

    MRO is continuing to explore expansion of business.

    G Soloman Jayabalan, General Manager (Engineering) and

    Station Head, Hyderabad, said, “The MRO has capacity to

    handle ATR-72 and A320 aircraft. We plan to capitalise on

    this capability and expand the services both for AI and non-

    AI business.”

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  • NS Chakravarthy, DGM of MRO said, “Indigo has a sizeable

    fleet in Hyderabad, where it has a hub. Our marketing de-

    partment is engaged in talks to offer services and efforts are

    on to add other airliners. Apart from component servicing,

    which is as big as maintenance of aircraft, re-certification will

    be new area of focus once we get EASA certification.”

    Saudi Arabia finalises on SITAONAIR’s ATC services

    Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) has SITAONAIR to ele-

    vate the Kingdom’s air traffic management capabilities,

    through to 2025. It is learnt that SITAONAIR will deliver its

    country-wide, VHF and Digital Automatic Terminal Infor-

    mation Service (D-ATIS) solutions for Saudi Air Navigation

    Services (SANS). This will serve to be benefitting for all air-

    lines flying in Saudi Arabia. Further SITAONAIR will establish

    additional VHF stations providing coverage in new locations,

    which includes the Empty Quarter desert. It will also further

    optimise datalink coverage and services by upgrading both

    existing stations and SITAONAIR’s AIRCOMcats D-ATIS gate-

    way server to better serve airports and airspace users. The

    project will specifically aim to ensure coverage in the south-

    east and northwest of Saudi Arabia for enroute traffic, in-

    creasing the availability of VHF/VDL networks at all main air-

    ports in the Kingdom and beyond.

    Ryyan Tarabzoni, SANS CEO said: “Safety is one of the fore-

    most and primary factors at the heart of our operations, and

    in order to ensure that we operate at the highest safety

    standards we always strive to implement the best global

    safety practices and latest technologies. SANS selects various

    industry leaders – in this case SITAONAIR, who will be

    providing