AAR Corp announcesJV with Indamer in India
AAR announced a joint venture with Indamer Aviation, a leading aviation company in India, for the development of a new airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Nagpur, India. The new MRO facility, which is already under construction, will initially be comprised of six narrow-body bays, including one bay for paint. Additional phases are planned for a total of 16 bays, as well as component repair shops. The MRO will serve India's fast-growing commercial aviation market and is scheduled to open in the fall with FAA, EASA and DGCA certifications. Fully aligned with the 'Make In India' initiative, the facility will employ Indian nationals, including some of the existing Indamer workforce. A training school under Indamer's CAR 147 certification and the Government of India's Skill Development Program will allow hundreds of students to gain skill sets and employment in Nagpur. The initial group of students will receive practical training at one of AAR's MRO facilities in the United States.