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EASA Grants Air Works MRO Approval for GA

 - February 14, 2012, 2:30 AM

Mumbai-based Air Works India Engineering’s Delhi facility has become the first independent general aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organization in India to be awarded Part 145 approval covering for general aviation aircraft from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

“[This] opens our Delhi hangar doors to carrying out maintenance on European-registered aircraft,” said Nick White, Air Works vice president of general aviation. “This beginning will allow us to release Hawker family aircraft [from 750s to 900XPs] to European operators, but it is just the beginning as we will quickly add additional aircraft types.”

The 60-year old company holds EASA approval for its facility in Hosur near Bangalore, where it maintains Airbus A320 family, Boeing 737 Classic/NG series and ATR 42/72 series aircraft.

Through its Air Livery subsidiary, Air Works is one of Europe’s largest providers of aircraft paint services. SA Air Works India, a joint venture with Scandinavian Avionics, Denmark, has an EASA-approved avionics shop in Delhi (see page 23).