IndiGo to build Bengaluru MRO centre
IndiGo will build a new maintenance facility at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, scheduled to entered service in 2020.
InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., which owns Indian domestic carrier IndiGo, has entered into a 20-year agreement with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport), to sublease land at the airport to build a state-of-the-art Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility.
The 13,000m2 hangar, to be built on five acres in the BLR Airport campus, would be sized to accommodate two narrow-body aircraft and will have support infrastructure, including a Quick Engine Change (QEC) shop warehouse and engineering offices for all repair and maintenance activities.
The facility — which will constitute the carrier's second MRO centre, after Delhi — is scheduled to be operational by 2020, according to IndiGo CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer.
BLR Airport is the first Greenfield airport in India to be built as a public-private partnership. It is operated by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), which is 74%-privately owned.