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Opportunities for UK-India collaboration in India’s Civil Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 1630 hrs IST / 1100 hrs GMT  

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About Event

Continuous operational efficiency gains, the rise of low-cost airlines and the growing convenience of air travel have contributed to an increased number of flights and consequent demand for MROs. Despite a dip in air travel globally in 2020 as a result of COVID, figures for India show domestic travel is half its usual levels, this is set to increase with India’s vaccination programme. The UK has strong capabilities in infrastructural capacity, talent and the skills in the MRO sector. This makes the UK an ideal partner for India in Aircraft component repairs and airframe maintenance segments in India. 
Join us for a discussion with senior stakeholders from the UK and Indian MROs – who will discuss opportunities, share views and formulate strategies. 

Focus areas of the webinar:

  • Explore potential for cohesive MRO partnerships in India.

  • Insights into the business potential in the Indian aviation industry.

  • MRO stakeholders in India to complement capabilities with UK industry. 

  • Position UK MRO's in India’s MRO supply chain.

  • Regulatory environment and Indian government’s initiatives to promote global MRO in Civil Aviation



  • Alan Gemmell, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for South Asia and British Deputy High Commissioner for Western India
  • Dr. M Vijaya Kumar, Former Executive Director Research & Design, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
  • Reyhaneh Sayfi, Head of Business Development-EMEAR - Spirit AeroSystems
  • Sharad Agarwal, Chief of Quality – Air India Engineering Services Ltd
  • Bharat Malkani, Chairman and Managing Director – Max Aerospace and Aviation  
  • G.R. Dharanidharan, Manager-Business Development – GMR Aero Technic
  • Neil Morris, Managing Director – Chevron Technical Services and Aircraft Maintenance
  • John Whalley, Chief Executive Aerospace Wales Forum
  • Chloe Beard, Surveyor - Savills
  • Moderated by Rohit Tomar, Mentor and Board Member for Startups in MRO and Aviation Technology Space


Event details:

Date: Wednesday, 3 February 2021 

Time: 1100 hrs to 1230 hrs GMT / 1630 hrs to 1800 hrs IST 


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