New Delhi. 26 November 2016. India MRO Aerospace & Defence, India’s only Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul expo is being held in Pride Plaza, Aerocity New Delhi, December 12-13 2016. It is the fifth edition of the event after being held last year in Bangalore. The event will be held in India’s Capital New Delhi so that there is quality participation from all section of the industry and the Policy Makers.
Jayant Sinha, Minister of State, Ministry of Civil Aviation has consented to be the Chief Guest of the event. Secretary R. N. Choubey and team are expected to take active part in deliberations. It is hoped that Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minsiter of State (IC), Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Secretary Rohit Nandan and team will actively participate on issues of Skills Development in the Aerospace Sector, particularly for MRO.
A large number of Indian and international MRO and Aerospace companies are expected to take part and deliberate on issues of growth and sustenance of this important and integral segment of the aviation industry.
The National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP 2016) released by the Government of India in June 2016 is a path-breaking move. Issues relating to the Indian MRO industry has been addressed in the NCAP to fuel growth of this sector in aviation. Already the trends of sending aircraft overseas for MRO work by airlines has been considerably reversed.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation is making efforts for the growth of the industry and also to create an MRO hub in the region which could meet our requirement and also provide MRO services for aircraft of other countries.
Additionally, the Ministry of Civil Aviation is in active discussion and deliberation with the stakeholders be it airlines, MROs, Airports, Ground Handling Agency, Leasing Companies and forming committees to address issues that have not been covered in the NCAP 2016.
The current MRO business in India is only around US$750-800 million. Given its growing demand and the need to provide gainful high quality employment to the workforce, the Government of India is keen on developing India as an MRO hub in Asia. Several steps towards this goal have been taken by the Government.
Over 500 delegates and more than 60 speakers from regulatory, Industry and Defence Forces are expected to participate in the 2-day conference debating and deliberating on Policy Matters, Civil-Military cooperation, skill development, leasing aspects, legal aspects, etc. involving the Indian MRO Industry. Over 30 MRO companies from India and overseas have either booked or on finals to participate in the exhibition. State Participation and Country Participation are also expected.