HYDERABAD, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. today announced an agreement with GMR Aero Technic to be Spirit’s Authorized Repair Center in India for Boeing and other aircraft.
GMR Aero Technic, a subsidiary of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), is a third party airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility offering base maintenance, line maintenance, limited shop support and components and cabin interiors at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad.
“Spirit AeroSystems is delighted to be working with GMR Aero Technic to extend its presence in India, bringing engineering and repair knowledge and experience to its customers’ operations,” said Kailash Krishnaswamy, senior vice president, Spirit Aftermarket Services. “Through this agreement, GMR Aero Technic will expand its offerings to its customers by leveraging Spirit’s expertise in repairing structural components for Boeing and other aircraft. We are delighted to now be able to jointly offer structural component repairs of the 737 MAX and other platforms in India’s rapidly growing MRO sector.”
Commenting on the agreement, GMR Aero Technic CEO Ashok Gopinath said, “We are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with Spirit AeroSystems to provide a comprehensive solution to our customers by jointly establishing nacelle and radome repair capabilities in India. This partnership reaffirms our commitment to provide world-class MRO services and further contribute to the Make in India initiative by providing value-added services to our clients in this part of the world.”
Initially, GMR Aero Technic will provide nacelle, radome and flight control surface repair services for all narrow body aircraft, including Boeing’s 737 NG and MAX aircraft.
“Boeing continues to partner with local industry players, further furthering India’s aspiration to become an MRO hub for the region. The partnership between Spirit AeroSystems and GMR Aero Technic will strengthen MRO solutions for our airline customers in the region,” said Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India.
Spirit AeroSystems’ aftermarket business continues to grow worldwide since the 2021 acquisition of certain MRO operations of Bombardier in Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Casablanca, Morocco; and the acquisition of assets from Applied Aerodynamics in Dallas, Texas, USA.
In the past year, Spirit AeroSystems opened Spirit Evergreen Aftermarket Solutions (SEAS), a joint venture with Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. in Taiwan; signed an agreement with Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company Limited (GAMECO) to be the Spirit Authorized Repair Center in Mainland China; and is exploring an opportunity with Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) and Joramco to develop MRO services. Revenue from Spirit’s Aftermarket businesses grew from $186 million in 2019 to $311 million in 2022.
Spirit AeroSystems is a subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: SPR].
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About Spirit AeroSystems Inc.
Spirit AeroSystems is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial aircraft aerostructures, defense platforms and commercial/regional jets. With expertise in aluminum and advanced composite manufacturing solutions, the company’s main products include fuselages, integrated wings and wing components, pylons and nacelles. We are leveraging decades of design and manufacturing experience to be the most innovative and trusted supplier of military aerostructures and specialty high-temperature materials, enabling fighters to perform complex and critical missions. Spirit also serves the aftermarket for commercial and business/regional jets. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit has facilities in the US, UK, France, Malaysia and Morocco. More information is available at www.spiritaero.com.
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