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Safran to set up its largest aircraft engine MRO in India

Safran Engineering headquartered in France, whose engines are expected to power the majority of Indian aircrafts in the next few years, plans to set up its biggest maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Hyderabad, according to Mr. Sandeepkumar Shivapuram, CEO, Safran Engineering.

The facility will be able to handle up to 300 engine shop visits annually and will also be the biggest in India to be set up by a major global engine manufacturer. The French engine maker is expected to invest up to US$ 200 million in the MRO facility in Hyderabad.

The MRO facility will service the Leap-1A and Leap-1B engines that comprise the largest chunk of Indian airlines’ order book.

The company plans to start construction in 2023 and anticipates signing its first client by 2025. The biggest MRO facilities for Safran are currently located in Mexico and at its headquarters in France.

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