Best MRO award for India’s Air Works

India’s largest independent MRO and aviation services provider caps a successful year with another prestigious award.

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Air Works Group has been taken the ‘Best MRO Services’ award for the second consecutive year at the annual Civil Aviation and Cargo event of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).

The award was presented at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi on 18 January at the conclusion of the 14th annual conference cum awards event.

Air Works chief executive D Anand Bhaskar received the award from P K Thakur, India’s Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation, and K Narayan Rao, Chairman of Assocham’s National Council on Civil Aviation, in front of guests including the Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, French ambassador Emmanuel Lenain and other dignitaries.

“We are absolutely delighted to be adjudged as the winner of this award for the second consecutive year,” Bhaskar said. “Being the best celebrates excellence – a philosophy that underpins every aspect of Air Works business including our workmanship, and the way we manage premium aviation assets, as well as our commitment towards our customers.

“I accept this prestigious award on behalf of every member of the Air Works family who continue to resolutely give their very best in ensuring that our customers always fly assured.”

Despite ongoing disruptions, 2022 saw Air Works benefit from investments undertaken during the pandemic with

Air Works bagged the premium award for 2022 despite pandemic-led disruptions, reflecting the resilience and agility of its over 7-decade-old legacy 100% utilisation of its maintenance facilities, growing its heavy maintenance customers by 70% over the previous year.

Its group company, SA Air Works, became India’s first avionics company to receive aerospace design accreditation that will enable it to create IPs in the form of STCs and repair schemes.

Air Works’ international line maintenance business registered a strong recovery, winning new business from several international airlines, while the brand’s cabin and interiors business doubled over last year.

The company also enhanced the speed of digital transformation, exploring application of emerging concepts including AI and blockchain in the MRO space for spares inventory management. It achieved an industry-first with the use of 3D scanning to assess airframe structural damage from a comprehensive perspective, enhancing the quality of damage assessment.