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Deccan opens MRO hangar at Chennai Airport

22-Jan-2008
Deccan opens MRO hangar at Chennai Airport
Simplifly Deccan officially opened a USD2.9 million MRO hangar at Chennai International Airport. The new 70,000 sq ft facility has capacity to handle one A320 or two ATR aircraft, and will provide basic and medium level maintenance checks and protective storage for Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines aircraft, as well as function as a repair shop and assembly area.

The Hangar, which took nearly two years to build, has a total construction area of 3,200 square meters. The maintenance hall spans 46 meters wide, 54 meters deep and 17 meters high. The hangar has space for one Airbus A320 and 2 ATR aircraft at one time and is designed and equipped to be a world class facility.


Despite the considerable dimensions of the new hangar, particular attention was given to achieving a high degree of utilisation of the available space. It is equipped with an engineering and training facility and a state of the art engineering maintenance conference room.

 

Achieving infrastructure upgrades and optimal safety standards are the cornerstones of Deccan’s operation strategy. The new Hangar at Chennai will provide a tremendous fillip to Deccan’s maintenance and service efficiency reducing the “downtime” of aircraft and bearing a positive impact on the on time performance of Deccan flights.

 

Following the Hangar inauguration Capt. G.R Gopinath - Executive Chairman Deccan said, “The Deccan- Kingfisher combine is aggressively building up its infrastructure to ensure better maintenance of its fleet. The hangar facility in Chennai will strengthen our
engineering competence and is consistent with expansion plans of the airlines.”

 

About Deccan:

 

The Kingfisher – Deccan combine is the largest airline group in Indian aviation connecting 69 destinations and operating over 570 flights daily with a fleet of 78 aircraft. Launched in August 2003, Deccan’s affordable fares and value added facilities have created a niche in Indian aviation and realized the aspirations of millions of Indians. Deccan presently flies to 63 destinations nation wide with a fleet of 42 brand new aircraft and operates 350 flights daily.


(c) Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation. Date posted: 22-Jan-08