By Vaibhav Agrawal
Safran, a prominent French company, has decided to build an MRO facility in Hyderabad for aircraft engines. This move would strengthen Telangana’s status as a top location for the aerospace industry.
It is anticipated that the facility, which will be built with an investment of Rs. 1,200 crores ($150 million), will produce roughly 1,000 high-skilled jobs for the State. K.T. Rama Rao, Minister of industries and information technology, welcomed the Safran group’s decision and stated that the MRO would significantly benefit the international airport in this city and the Telangana aviation ecosystem.
The MRO facility will service the Leap 1A and Leap 1B aero engines manufactured by Safran that are utilised by commercial aircraft in India and abroad. The modern MRO shop’s annual engine visits capacity will be 250–300. It has an engine test cell. The Minister’s office stated in a release on Wednesday that this project will make it the largest MRO shop in the Safran aircraft engine MRO network globally.
With the potential to draw more investments and high-value job creation into the State, the facility is anticipated to have a significant multiplier effect on the regional aerospace manufacturing ecosystem.
In the presence of Safran Group CEO Olivier Andries and Safran Aircraft Engine CEO Jean-Paul Alary, Mr Rao is scheduled to officially open on July 7 the Safran Electrical and Power Factory, which makes engine wire harnesses, and the Safran Aircraft Engine Factory, which produces vital aero-engine components for LEAP engines.