Air India has set up a new indigenous facility in Hyderabad for servicing portable oxygen bottles installed on its Airbus aircraft. This is expected to result in foreign exchange savings to the tune of Rs 80 lakh. The portable oxygen bottle assembly installed on Airbus A319, enhanced A320 and A321 types of aircraft require a separate test facility to carry out servicing and overhaul of their regulator and valve assemblies. This facility has been set up at the Begumpet engineering hangars of Air India at a cost of Rs 22 lakhs. Importing of a similar test bench would have cost at least Rs 1crore, an AI release said.
Source: Hindu Business Line