Air India arm finishes major check of first Jet Airways A330
Air India Engineering Services Limited, a subsidiary of Air India on Friday announced completion of a major maintenance 'C-1' check for the first time of Jet Airways A330 at its Mumbai facility.
A330 was a part of Air India fleet till 2014, however to perform third party maintenance check Air India trained its staff and received necessary licenses to deliver major maintenance 'C-1' check for Jet Airways A330. The first Jet Airways A330 aircraft VT-JWR 'C-1' Check was inducted on 26th April, 2017 and was handed over to the airline in a short span on May11,2017.
The C-1 check for A330 is done at every 2 Years or ten thousand flight hours whichever is early. Earlier in May,2016 Air India also completed major 'C' check on Jet Airways Boeing B777 aircraft at their Mumbai facility.
Air India, the country's proud flag carrier, also has the `biggest' MRO set up in India that can serve as a One-Stop-Shop for all Engineering requirements. Expertise in handling wide variety of aircraft such as A320 family, A310, A330, B737NG, B747-400, B777, B787, ATR & CRJ at all major airports in India with state-of-the-art Centralized Maintenance Control, that fully supports all activities of maintenance on a 24X7 basis with maintenance activity backed by a full-scale planning facility, strong material and logistics support hangar facilities at major metros like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Tiruvanthapuram.
Air India occupies a special place in the global and Indian aviation scenario. It pioneered the aviation in India and its history is synonymous with the history of civil aviation in India. Air India has grown to become a mega international airline with a network of 41 destinations across the USA, Europe, Australia, Far-East and South-East Asia and the Gulf. The airline's domestic network covers 72 destinations, including far-flung areas of the North-East, Ladakh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Air India, on Friday, flies one of the youngest, state-of-the-art, fleet of aircraft comprising a mix of the wide-body Boeing B777s, B747s, its latest acquisition- the B787 Dreamliner and the narrow body Airbus A321s, A320s, A320 Neo and A319 aircraft.