Embraer has joined hands with Air India to set up a maintenance and repair MRO facility to maintain its brand of private and business jets in the entire South-East Asian region.
While Embraer is a Brazilian aerospace major, Air India is a state-owned major player in Indian airlines industry.
AI’s engineering subsidiary, Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL), has been mandated this task under an initial pact signed recently, a PTI report said, quoting sources.
The proposed facility is expected to come up at the Begumpet airport in Secunderabad, it said.
“Embraer came to us because they are planning to sell 40 aircraft in the region by 2018 and they need to have a maintenance system in place for those planes,” according to an Air India official.
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