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SpiceJet to use domestic MROs for its fleet

Under the deal, Air India will provide support to SpiceJet for maintaining its Boeing 737 aircraft and landing gear replacement

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Publish Date: Aug 11 2016 9:57AM | Updated Date: Aug 11 2016 9:57AM

SpiceJet to use domestic MROs for its fleet

 SpiceJet has said it will only use domestic MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) facilities for it’s fleet in near future.

 
This comes after the carrier entered into a MoU (with Air India on Tuesday to use its MRO facility at Nagpur. 
 
Under the deal, Air India will provide support to SpiceJet for maintaining its Boeing 737 aircraft and landing gear replacement at Air India Engineering Services Limited's (AIESL) MRO facility at Nagpur.
 
"It is expected that, we will be able to send our aircraft to Air India's MRO facility within 2-3 months," Arun Kashyap, Vice President, Engineering and Maintenance, SpiceJet told  news agency IANS.
 
"After this MoU comes into effect, SpiceJet will not require sending its aircraft for MRO purposes abroad," he told the agency.
 
According to him, the budget passenger carrier will use MRO facilities of Air India, GMR and Air Works for its fleet of 42 aircraft.
 
"This MoU will allow us to make substantial savings," Kashyap added.