Air India’s Engine Overhaul Facility, Mumbai, and Aerostar Asset Management, “Sharjah, UAE have created an Engine MRO brand called “The A Team”. Directed initially for the Middle East Market, this strategic alliance will provide engine repair and management solutions to all airline operators of the region.
“A Team” will utilize the existing engine overhaul facilities of Air India at Mumbai and marketing set up of Aerostar in the Middle East .This alliance will sell repair services for jet engines such as GE CF6-50 & 80 series, P&W 4000 series, GE-90 series and CFM56-7 series and will also cover CFM56-5 series engine in the near future.
A marketing agreement was recently executed between the two companies and the brand will be formally launched at the Dubai Air show to be held during November, 15 – 19, 2009.
Air India’s Engine Overhaul facility, established in 1966, has been catering to third party MRO services since 1999. The facility is approved by Director General of Civil Aviation, India, Federal Aviation Administration, USA, and European Aviation Safety Agency. It is also an ISO rated facility.
Aerostar Asset Management is a company promoted by the ETA Star Group which has a strong presence in the Middle East. Aerostar has been involved in jet engine management for various customers since 2005.
The above alliance will provide practical and cost effective solutions for engine repair management which will result in reduced cost of ownership for engines operators.
Air India’s technical expertise in the field of engine overhaul and its elaborate facilities coupled with Aerostar’s capabilities in MRO marketing and material sourcing will be an ideal combination for high level of customer care, lower repair cost & tighter TAT and assured quality that will ensure longer engine time on wing. The arrangement will also result in additional revenue earnings for Air India.