French aerospace major Safran announced its decision to institute its first and biggest aircraft engine MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) facility in Hyderabad.
The facility requires an investment of Rs 1200 crore ($150 million) and is expected to create nearly 1,000 high-skilled jobs in Telangana. The MRO will also significantly promote the Hyderabad International Airport and the Telangana Aviation ecosystem.
KT Rama Rao, Telangana Minister, welcomed the Safran group’s decision to choose Hyderabad for its mega airplane engine, MRO.
The MRO facility in Hyderabad will conduct a thorough examination of their market-leading LEAP 1A and Leap 1B aero-engines used by Indian and foreign commercial airlines. As per reports, this will also be the largest MRO Shop on the Safran aircraft engine MRO network globally.
This top-class engine MRO facility is expected to hugely boost the local aerospace manufacturing ecosystem and has the potential to lure more investments and make way for high-value jobs in the state.
Safran has recently built two mega aerospace projects in Hyderabad. The Safran electrical and power factory manufactures engine wire harnesses, and the Safran aircraft engine factory produces vital aero-engine parts for LEAP engines.