Dassault, Boeing Among European Firms Keen To Set Up Facility In Nagpur

Dassault-Reliance Aerospace Limited has been allocated 239 acres of land in MIHAN, an official said. US aircraft maker Boeing along with Air India has also already set up a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility here.

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Dassault, Boeing Among European Firms Keen To Set Up Facility In Nagpur

Dassault, Boeing, others plan to set up facilities at Nagpur's MIHAN. (File Photo)

Nagpur: 

Nearly 400 acres of land at the Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur or MIHAN has been reserved for the aviation sector and some European companies have evinced interest in setting up their facilities there, an official said.

At least two to three European aviation entities are keen on establishing their facilities in MIHAN (Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur) and are looking for Indian partners, Maharashtra Airport Development Company's adviser (tech) SV Chahande told news agency PTI.

A facility of the Dassault-Reliance Aerospace Limited (DRAL) has come up in an area of 104 acres and the assembling of Falcon 2000 passenger planes and parts of Rafale jet has commenced, Mr Chahande said.

Around 400 acres of land in MIHAN has been reserved for the aviation sector, the MADC official said.

Dassault-Reliance Aerospace Limited has been allocated 239 acres of land in MIHAN, the official said.

Besides, US aircraft maker Boeing along with Air India has already set up a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility with an investment of Rs 800 crore in MIHAN, where the fleet of the national carrier and some aircraft of private airline SpiceJet are being maintained, Mr Chahande said.

Dassault-Reliance Aerospace Limited is a joint venture between Dassault Aviation and Anil Ambani-led Reliance.

MADC is the nodal agency for setting up of MIHAN.

As many as 74 companies have invested in the special economic zone and 28 in the non-SEZ area of MIHAN, MADC's marketing manager Sameer Gokhale said, adding that most of the firms are from the Information Technology and aviation sectors.

"Out of these, 30 to 32 companies in the SEZ area have begun operations and are providing direct employment to 11,500 people," Mr Gokhale said

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