Air Works announces pact with Scandinavian Avionics

Mumbai-headquarterd aviation maintenance, repair services provider Air Works India Engineering Pvt. Ltd, today said it had signed a joint venture pact with Scandinavian Avionics, Denmark, to form a new avionics firm, 'SA Air Works India'.

The joint venture company will provide avionics services including cabin entertainment upgrades, in-flight communications, safety applications, weather systems and other airborne electronics to its customers in commercial aviation, general aviation, and services for defence applications.

The newly formed JV will operate from its headquarters in Gurgaon, New Delhi and will also have installation locations across India including Mumbai, and Hosur, near Bangalore.

The move marks an extension for the Danish company into the rapidly expanding Indian market though an established Indian services provider that entered the field in 1951 with maintenance and overhaul work on Dakota DC-3s, and has established itself as a major aviation sector services provider for over 50 aircraft types, for over 100 customers across 12 maintenance locations.

It is currently in the process of enhancing our current airline MRO capability with the development of four additional hangars at Hosur Airport to support its dedicated MRO centre, an FBO terminal, an aircraft repainting facility and a flying training institute.

''SA Air Works will provide complete turn-key avionics solutions to customers in India and the subcontinent and will equip us to bid for avionic upgrades in both the general and commercial aviation markets and later in the military market in India,'' says Vivek Gour, CEO, Air Works India Engineering Pvt Ltd.