GE Aviation, Air India sign MRO pact

Mumbai: GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric Co, has signed an engine maintenance agreement with flag carrier Air India, the US company said Thursday. The 20-year agreement will cover maintenance, repair and overhaul of GE90 aircraft engines, the company said.

No announcement was made as to the financial terms of the contract.

GE Aviation will provide maintenance support at the national carrier's current facility in the city of Mumbai as well as at the upcoming facility at Nagpur in central India, it said.

Air India ordered 23 GE90-powered Boeing 777 aircraft in 2005 and currently operates 20 of these planes.

The remaining three aircraft will join the fleet in the next few years.