Kuehne+Nagel has signed a three-year logistics service contract with GMR Aero Technic, a subsidiary of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. As a part of the contract, Kuehne+Nagel will focus on inbound and outbound international air logistics needs, reduced downtime and 24 x 7 AOG support for GMR Aero Technic.

Coen van der Maarel, Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives said: “We have been supporting GMR Aero Technic with expertise over the last few years by providing them with aircraft maintenance solutions in a timely, cost-effective manner. We are delighted and look forward to adding value to their operations and meeting their international logistics requirements. Technological advancements and disruptions are expected to accelerate the industry’s evolution, and Kuehne+Nagel will continue to be an innovative and committed business partner to GMR Aero Technic.”

Ashok Gopinath, CEO, GMR Aero Technic added: ‘We are delighted to continue our partnership with Kuehne+Nagel. They have proven to be a reliable partner of choice for aircraft maintenance logistics. Their commitment towards AOG deliverables remained unaffected even during the pandemic. GMR Aero Technic continues investing in upgrading and expanding their service offerings for aerospace customers, and our partnership with Kuehne+Nagel serves that priority.”

The Indian MRO industry is expected to grow to US$ 4.0 billion by 2031 and with more than 1,000 new aircraft orders, India is likely to become the third largest buyer of commercial passenger planes in the world, the release said.