India’s leading airport operator and aviation infrastructure developer, GMR Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with commercial aircraft producer, Airbus to explore collaboration opportunities across aviation services, technologies and innovation. They will team up to explore potential synergies in several strategic areas of aviation services, including maintenance, components, training, digital, and airport services.

As part of the MoU signed at Aero India 2021, held in Bengaluru, GMR Group and Airbus will collaborate to explore a broad scope of aviation services like maintenance, components, training, digital and airport services both for commercial and military aircraft to benefit the entire aerospace ecosystem in the country.

“As one of the leading operators of airports globally, we at GMR are very pleased to partner with Airbus to bring the best possible experience and services to the airlines and passengers who are our shared customers, leveraging our complementary strengths and market presence,” said SGK Kishore, Executive Director – South & Chief Innovation Officer, GMR Airports. “Under this partnership, GMR and Airbus teams will work together and innovate across areas such as airport operations and air cargo supply chain among others to realise our shared goals.”

Rémi Maillard, President and Managing Director, Airbus India & South Asia commented, “Airbus and the GMR Group are committed to high standards of operational efficiency and innovation. Through this partnership we will align in our mission to provide world-class aviation services in the region. We will work together towards developing solutions that will shape the future of aviation services in the region.”

GMR Group is one of the fastest growing infrastructure enterprises with a rich and diverse experience spanning three decades. It is uniquely placed to build state of the art projects in sectors that are of critical importance in the process of the nation’s development. Using the Public Private Partnership model, the Group has successfully leveraged its core strengths to implement several iconic infrastructure projects in India and abroad. Recently its consortium has completed the construction of a new terminal building of Clark International Airport, in the Philippines in a record time of 24 months.

Airbus has a longstanding relationship of symbiotic growth with India. The company has been fostering and supporting the development of the Indian aerospace and aviation industry. As part of the partnership, Airbus and GMR Group will work together on several areas to support and further develop the aerospace ecosystem in the country.

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