Hyderabad, February 04, 2021: GMR Group, a leading airport operator and aviation infrastructure developer, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus, a leading manufacturer of commercial aircrafts, to explore collaboration opportunities across aviation services, technologies and innovation.
The MoU was signed at Aero India 2021, Bangalore. GMR Group and Airbus will team up to explore potential synergies in several strategic areas of aviation services including maintenance, components, training, digital and airport services.
As part of the MoU, GMR Group and Airbus will collaborate to explore a broad scope of aviation services like maintenance, components, training, digital and airport services both for commercial and military aircraft to benefit the entire aerospace ecosystem in the country.
Mr. SGK Kishore, Executive Director - South & Chief Innovation Officer, GMR Airports, said, “As one of the leading operators of airports globally, we at GMR are very pleased to partner with Airbus to bring the best possible experience and services to the airlines and passengers who are our shared customers, leveraging our complementary strengths and market presence. Under this partnership, GMR and Airbus teams will work together and innovate across areas such as airport operations and air cargo supply chain among others to realize our shared goals.”
“Airbus and the GMR Group are committed to high standards of operational efficiency and innovation. Through this partnership we will align in our mission to provide world class aviation services in the region,” said Mr. Rémi Maillard, President and Managing Director, Airbus India & South Asia. “We will work together towards developing solutions that will shape the future of aviation services in the region.”
GMR Group is one of the fastest growing infrastructure enterprises with a rich and diverse experience spanning three decades. It is uniquely placed to build state of the art projects in sectors that are of critical importance in the process of the nation’s development. Using the Public Private Partnership model, the Group has successfully leveraged its core strengths to implement several iconic infrastructure projects in India and abroad. Recently its consortium has completed the construction of a new terminal building of Clark International Airport, in the Philippines in a record time of 24 months.
Airbus has a longstanding relationship of symbiotic growth with India. The company has been fostering and supporting the development of the Indian aerospace and aviation industry. As part of the partnership, Airbus and GMR Group will work together on several areas to support and further develop the aerospace ecosystem in the country.
About GMR Group:
GMR Group is a leading global infrastructure conglomerate with interests in Airport, Energy, Transportation and Urban Infrastructure. GMR Airports, a joint-venture with Groupe ADP, have around 172 mn passenger capacity in operation and under development, comprising of India's busiest Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and Mactan Cebu International Airport in partnership with Megawide in Philippines.
GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF), is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of GMR Group. Its objectives are to develop social infrastructure and enhance the quality of life of communities around the locations that has the Group’s presence. The foundation is being supported by over a 1000-member team working in 18 locations in India and 2 locations in Nepal. And, by making a difference to the society, GMRVF is happy to have created an impact on over 1 lakh lives.
Greenfield projects under development includes Airport at Mopa in Goa, Bhogapuram, Andhra Pradesh and in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in partnership with GEK Terna.
GMR Group is developing very unique airport cities on the commercial land available around its airports in Delhi, Hyderabad and Goa.
The Group’s Energy business has a diversified portfolio of around 4,995 MW.
Transportation and Urban Infrastructure division of the Group has six operating roads and highways project spanning over 2,400 lane kms. It is also developing multi-product Special Investment Regions across various locations in India.
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