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IndiGo to build Bengaluru MRO centre
IndiGo ATR 72-600. © ATR

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.

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