New Delhi: Jet Airways expansion plans now include setting-up a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility for which it has short-listed five cities - Delhi, Nagpur, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. Airline sources say that the MRO facility may very likely start operations by mid-2009.
Officials also said that the airline would invest Rs200 crore in the facility.
According to airline officials, the company is likely to finalise Nagpur as the location for the MRO and is in talks with Boeing for a likely collaboration. It is likely that the collaboration may operate on a revenue-sharing model.
It may be pointed out that Boeing has already identified Nagpur as the location for its own MRO facility. Jet Airways is an important customer for Boeing, operating about 60 Boeing family aircraft in its fleet of 76 planes.
These include the 777-300E, 737-400, 737-700, 737-800 and the 737-900.