UTC Aerospace Systems to provide Indigo with A320neo nacelle maintenance

UTC Aerospace Systems´ Aerostructures unit has been selected by IndiGo to provide nacelle asset support and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the airline´s fleet of new Airbus A320neo (new engine option) aircraft, the company said.

The services will be provided under UTC Aerospace Systems´ Prime Solutions®, a flexible maintenance program that offers customized nacelle support designed to lengthen lifecycles at the lowest cost of ownership. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The agreement extends the existing support program for IndiGo´s present fleet of A320ceo (current engine option) airplanes. The extended agreement will cover A320neo nacelle system components including thrust reversers, fan cowls and inlet cowls. The MRO support for IndiGo will be provided at Goodrich Aerostructures Service Center-Asia Pte Ltd. in Singapore.

Launched in 2006, IndiGo has grown to become the largest airline in India by passengers carried, and currently operates a fleet of more than a hundred A320ceo aircraft from its primary hub in Delhi.

Aerostructures, headquartered in Chula Vista, California, began offering its Prime Solutions program in 2007. Since then, airlines around the world have entered into long-term agreements with Aerostructures for their nacelle system maintenance solutions.