GN Bureau | December 7, 2015
National carrier Air India has roped in mini ratna company RITES to help it develop a business plan for its Nagpur MRO facility. AI has set up the facility in collaboration with the US aircraft maker Boeing.
The central public sector enterprise would lend its expertise to the airline in the areas of planning, design and construction management of aircraft maintenance hangars, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities, building air cargo terminals, among others. It has been asked to submit the roadmap by January 15 next, they said, adding, "three years partnership also entails a host of other projects for Air India."
Air India will also seek cooperation in project feasibility report, site investigation and material surveys, environmental impact assessment, preliminary project reports, preliminary cost studies and economic evaluations, surveys and traffic forecasts.
RITES will also help in the preparations of detailed project reports, design of airport pavements and detailed design and cost planning of all engineering and construction works, among others, it said.
"RITES has been mandated to suggest us a roadmap for the Nagpur MRO facility and how to generate maximum revenue from it," Air India sources said.
The MRO facility has come up at an investment of $ 100 million under an agreement between Air India and Boeing Co in 2005. The actual construction work on the projected, however, started only in 2011. The facility was handed over to Air India in August this year.
RITES would also carry out field surveys on the road and rail traffic from two city pairs, which would help the airline in assessing the air traffic potential from the surveyed cities.
Meanwhile, the RITES Limited has released an employment notification, inviting interested and eligible candidates to apply for the positions of engineer (civil) on contractual basis.
Total posts available are 56. The candidates must possess full time first class graduation degree in civil engineering or diploma in civil engineering.
The age of the candidates applying for this post must not exceed 55 years. Relaxation in age will be provided as per the government norms.
The candidates interested in these posts are required to send their applications along with other relevant documents to ' Assistant Manager (P)/ Rectt., RITES Ltd, RITES Bhawan, Plot No. 1, Sector-29, Gurgaon-122001, Haryana'.
The last date for submission of online applications is December 15 and for receipt of hard copy of applications is December 22.
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