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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4.25 GMT

SriLankan signs MRO deal with IndiGo


SriLankan Airlines announced the signing of a long term Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) agreement with InterGlobe Aviation Limited (“IndiGo”) , India’s fastest growing low-cost airlines with the largest market share, consisting of a fleet of 78 Airbus A320 aircraft flying 482 daily flights to 36 destinations.

The agreement, comes into effect from 1 April 2014, and will see SriLankan Airlines’ Engineering Division carry out ‘C’ checks on IndiGo’s entire Airbus fleet.

SriLankan, which has been providing such MRO services to IndiGo since February 2009 on an annual contract basis, reached the impressive milestone of completing the 100th IndiGo ‘C’ check in January this year.

SriLankan Airlines Head of Engineering, Mr. Priyantha Rose attributed SriLankan Engineering’s excellent maintenance track record and relationship with IndiGo over the last five years to the success of the new agreement, which was awarded on a competitive basis.

“We have developed an excellent relationship with the IndiGo management in the last five years and the selection of SriLankan to continue to provide maintenance services was aided in no small part by a meeting of the leadership of both airlines which took place late last year in Delhi, as part of initiatives to expand the scope of services and mutual cooperation in the areas of flight training, GSA networks and other areas in the Aviation field,” he said.

The agreement which will secure a multi-million dollar revenue for SriLankan over the long duration of the agreement, comes at a time when the Government of Sri Lanka is focusing on promoting the country as an aviation hub, in line with the ‘Mahinda Chinthana Vision for the Future’, and aviation services as a key economic development that demonstrates the market-based viability of constructing MRO, Training and other related infrastructure facilities at the country’s second international Airport Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) in Hambantota, which celebrated its first year of operations in March this year.




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