ExecuJet Aviation Group and its Indian partner The Bird Group have successfully won a tender bid for fixed-based operation (FBO) and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India. The project is part of the airport’s overall development strategy.
Mike Berry, vice president of ExecuJet Middle East, said, “This is a significant win for ExecuJet as we have had India on our radar for many years. The airport has awarded only two licenses in order to consolidate and improve its MRO and FBO services. These new facilities will provide ExecuJet with the platform to expand our geographic footprint and service proposition, in line with our own growth strategy.
“A maintenance, planning and engineering team will be in place within the next three months. The business will be expanded as the managed fleet and customer base increases, handled by a highly experienced management team and supported by ‘FBO One’ management software.”
Radha Bhatia, chairperson, The Bird Group, commented, “ExecuJet has already established a leading global aviation business and we are delighted to be announcing a partnership with them. In line with the ‘Make in India’ program, we shall be creating a state-of-the-art world-class infrastructure for private aircraft operators.”