Aerospace major Safran plans Rs.1,200-cr MRO in Hyd
In a major boost to Telangana’s aerospace sector, French aerospace major Safran announced its decision to set up their largest and first aircraft engine MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) facility in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad: In a major boost to Telangana's aerospace sector, French aerospace major Safran announced its decision to set up their largest and first aircraft engine MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) facility in Hyderabad.
The facility will be set up with an investment of Rs 1,200 crore and is expected to create about 1,000 high skilled jobs in the State.
The MRO will also give a significant boost to Hyderabad International Airport and Telangana Aviation ecosystem.
The MRO facility in Hyderabad will overhaul their market leading Leap 1A and Leap 1B aero engines used by Indian and foreign commercial airlines.
The full capacity of a state of the art MRO shop with its engine test cell will be of 250 to 300 engine shop visit a year. This will place this project as the biggest MRO shop of the Safran aircraft engine MRO network globally.
This world class engine MRO facility is expected to have a huge multiplier effect on the local aerospace manufacturing ecosystem, with a potential to attract further investments and high value job creation into the State.
Safran has recently established two mega aerospace projects in Hyderabad in close succession – the Safran Electrical and Power Factory producing engine wire harnesses and Safran Aircraft Engine Factory, manufacturing critical aero engine parts for LEAP engines.
Both these factories located adjoining the GMR International Airport Hyderabad, will be inaugurated by Telangana Minister for Industries K T Rama Rao in presence of Olivier Andries, Safran Group Chief Executive Officer, Jean Paul Alary, Safran Aircraft Engine - Chief Executive Officer on Thursday.