New Delhi. 24 September 2019. MRO Association of India announces its annual two-day bespoke conference & exhibition, Aero India MRO Aerospace & Defence 2018 to be held on December 4 $ 5, 2019 at Hotel Pride Plaza, Aerocity, New Delhi. Participants in previous events include Air India Engineering Services Pvt, Ltd., SpiceJet Technik, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, GMR AeroTechnik, Avioil, SKM, TVH, Birds ExecuJet, Maini Aerospace, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Lufthansa Technik, Safran Group, Horizon Aerospace, SEC Aerospace, Maarg Technologies to name a few. States Governments included Govt of Gujarat, Govt of Andhra Pradesh, Govt of Maharashtra.
The Government of India in its latest Union Budget has laid emphasis on the MRO sector. Union Budget 201920’s focus on the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) industry has been welcomed by the industry. In her speech, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Finance Minister said that the Government will leverage India’s engineering advantage and potential to achieve self-reliance in this vital aviation segment by adopting suitable policy interventions for the development of the industry. She also mentioned that the Government is undertaking measures to make India a more attractive FDI destination in sectors like aviation by opening up further after stake-holders consultation. Work in this direction has already begun in the Ministries of Civil Aviation and Finance & Revenue.
“We need to see a policy that will put Indian MRO Industry in a level playing field against the MRO industry in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Dubai and Sri Lanka, in terms of reducing taxes,” said Anand Stanley, President & Managing Director, Airbus India & South Asia.
On the other hand, Luigi Celmi, CEO, Lufthansa Technik Services India said, “Aero MRO India A&D is organized with a genuine interest for the MRO Industry and with a deep knowledge and understanding of the MRO activities in India; the additional familiarity of the organizers with the key stakeholders (both from private sector as well as from various ministry) is also another unique advantage when planning to be part of this event. We would encourage anyone, who has an interest for MRO, to be part of Aero MRO India A&D for these reasons.
The two-day conference includes topics such as Regulatory Frame Work, Issues relating to Custom, GST impact on MRO Industry, Skill Development, Civil-Military Cooperation, Panel Discussions on various topics pertaining to the growth of Indian MRO Industry.
Aero India MRO A&D 2019 is supported by industry bodies such as Business Aircraft Operators Association of India (BOAO), Rotary Wings Society of India (RWSI), Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI), etc.
Media Supporter and Partners of the event include Aviation Week Network, Aviation & Defence Universe, Aviation World, Air Cargo Update and Aviation Guide, etc.
Aero India MRO A&D 2019 will witness a congregation of Airlines, MROs, OEMs, Supply Chain Managers, Legal Experts, Lease and Finance Experts, Support Services Providers, Bureaucrats, Defence Forces, Airport Developers and operators, to name a few.
MRO Association of India (MAOI) is Non-profit Professional Society which represents the interest of all its members, voice the issues to various Government and regulatory authorities and work towards development of MRO as an industrial sector in India.
The association intends to promote the Indian MRO Industry and make it a key element of Aviation sector by:
➢ Catalyzing reform process through proactive interactions with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
➢ Promoting of the Indian MRO Industry by creating an environment for a safe, sustainable and economically viable industry.
➢ Bringing Awareness and Visibility through Conferences and Seminars.
➢ Promoting, stimulating and encouraging safe and orderly development, growth and advancement of MRO sector.
➢ Reviewing & providing courses/ modules to the young Aerospace and Aeronautic Engineers in India thereby reducing the gap between industry demand and students’ knowledge for their suitability in meeting the skill sets required by the industry.
➢ MRO Association of India has been actively engaging with various Govt bodies in this regard and has been successful in writing the chapter in the National Civil Aviation Policy 2016.