MROs in India
Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon are exploring MRO opportunities in India EADS, which owns Airbus is also planning to set up $40-million MRO centre in Delhi Air Works India Engineering is also planning to invest $120 million in MRO in next three years .AS TOP aviation companies such as Boeing and Airbus intensify efforts to leverage India as their maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hub, experts say it will create around 600,000 new jobsfor skilled professionals in the country over next 10 years. Plane servicing costs in India are $30-35 per manhour in India, almost half of around $60 in other locations, attracting more companies to expand and establish their MRO centres in the country. However, despite an exponential growth projected for MRO business in India, the country has still not sorted out certification issues related to training of the required workforce. The certification, given by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), is not yet comparable with mandatory European standards. DGCA is now in the process of making its certification equivalent to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is mandatory for MROs to serve the international airlines.