Oct 15, 2019: India’s minister of civil aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri has appreciated the effort of STAT Times, the organiser of the 3rd Aerospace & Defence MRO South Asia summit, in providing a platform to enable aviation experts to deliberate and advance Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) policies, plans and projects.
The annual summit MRO South Asia will take place in New Delhi on the February 6-7, 2020. It is organised by STAT Media Group, that owns and maintains www.stattimes.com.
The theme of MRO South Asia summit, ‘MRO for Safer Skies’ will include discussions on the improvisations, innovations and latest technology which the Indian aerospace MRO industry can incorporate in their aerospace maintenance units for renewed and safer skies.
In his message to the delegates, Puri also touched on how India is growing at a break-neck speed to become the fastest growing aviation market in the world. The MRO sector which scores brownie points with every percentile growth in the aviation field has shown an accelerating growth.
He also emphasised the multiplier effect of such MRO businesses which will have a far reaching positive impact on the Make in India programme. This will encourage operators from across the continent to send their aircraft to India for major repairs thereby leading to better employment opportunities and significantly contributing to the country’s GDP.
Commenting on the theme he said, "‘MRO for Safer Skies’ would enable aviation experts to deliberate and advance MRO policies, plans and projects. I am hopeful that this summit would encourage and boost both aviation and aerospace MRO industry in India.”
Participants at the previous MRO South Asia summit include Air India, Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL), CEL Aerospace Test Equipment Ltd., Chapman Freeborn, Epsilon Aerospace Pvt Ltd, GMR Aerotechnic, Bird Group, Kuehne + Nagel, Mereo 4, SPHEREA, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Cusoms (CBIC) Govt.of India, among others.