Sun MROTECH moves into a hangar at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport to set up MRO facility
posted on May 11, 2016
Ras Al Khaimah, 11-May-2016: Sun MRO and Technical Services (Sun MROTECH) a unit of Deccan Charters Pvt. Ltd., India, today celebrated the leasing of a hangar facility for MRO operations at Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) International Airport in a handing over ceremony held in presence of His Excellency Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi. The partnership, which is in accord with the long term and broader vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and Member of the Supreme Council, to create a robust and enduring aviation ecosystem for aviation growth in the region.
The facility is being set up to provide Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul services to a number of airlines and business jet owners and operators. Initially the facility will provide line & base maintenance, component overhaul and structural repair works for single aisle narrow body aircraft (Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 families) and certain types of business jets. The facility will become operational from August 2016 subject to regulatory approvals.
The MRO operation will have shops for component overhaul, wheels & brakes, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, oxygen and emergency systems, structural repair and painting as well as others. It will not only cater to the UAE economy, and Ras Al Khaimah in particular, but also to the greater Gulf, South-East Asian and African nations.
Capt. G. R. Gopinath, Chairman of Deccan, said, “I am encouraged by the progressive and visionary policies of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, and that of His Excellency Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation and RAK International Airport. He added, “If a country has to achieve equitable all round growth and employment, aviation has to be key to that growth and integral to that vision. Sun MROTECH will create the foundations for the long term growth and stability of Ras Al Khaimah aviation. It will leverage and use the unique strategic advantage of RAK airport in the region, to not only tap into the UAE and Middle East markets but to attract aircraft from neighbouring regions such as Asia and Africa to generate foreign exchange earnings and boost the local RAK economy, by building lasting world class MRO and Technical services with the proactive support and encouragement of the RAK airport authorities.
Sheikh Salem responded by saying, “We are delighted to welcome Sun MROTECH and Capt. Gopinath, the aviation pioneer who was often credited as being the father of low cost airlines in India, to RAK International Airport and believe this partnership signifies the strategic importance of RAK International Airport and reflects the opportunities available to aviation companies in the region. We believe that this new partnership will bring a considerable boost to the aviation industry and ecosystem in Ras Al Khaimah.”
Mohammed Qazi, the CEO of RAK Airport Authority, added, “RAK International Airport looks forward to the new partnership with Sun MROTECH and will extend all support in its efforts to attract aviation business to the airport and the region”
About RAK International Airport: Inaugurated in 1976 by His Excellency Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed AI Qasimi, the late Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport runs secure, safe and efficient operations, and has registered steady growth in passengers, cargo and aircraft movements. The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, under the vision and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and Member of the Supreme Council, continues to see strong growth in both commercial and tourism sectors. RAK Airport is experiencing increased activity in line with this growth. Being strategically located between the East and the West, travelers from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and the Far East have found RAK Airport a convenient and affordable connecting point. Also, more recently RAK Airport has become a key gateway to the Northern Emirates.
About Sun MROTECH: SUN MROTECH is a unit of Deccan Charters Pvt. Ltd., India, being set up to provide state of the art MRO services for narrow body aircraft from Asia, Middle East and African region. SUN MROTECH is strategically located at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and will host a base maintenance facility for narrow body aircraft, NDT shop, Wheels and Brakes shop, Interior repair and refurbishment among other facilities. SUN MROTECH is backed by technical expertise of Deccan which maintains over 50 aircraft in India and is led by veteran aircraft maintenance engineers with experiences ranging from 25-40 years.
About Deccan Charters: Deccan Charters is India’s leading General Aviation Services Company providing a complete suite of solutions ranging from Aircraft Maintenance to Management and Charter Services. As part of its engineering services, Deccan maintains over 50 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters from over 18 engineering and operations bases giving it the largest geographical footprint among aviation companies in the country. The company also houses various aircraft component overhaul facilities that serve airlines and aircraft operators. Deccan operates a fleet of owned and managed aircraft and offers Powerfly, a business aircraft membership program along with Air-ambulance, offshore, aerial mapping & surveys and various other services.
Media Source: RAK Media Office