GMR Group presents GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park – an Aerospace & Industrial cluster at GMR Hyderabad International Airport to meet the growing needs of manufacturing and assembling hubs in the country. Spread across an area of over 277 acres, the park is part of an airport ecosystem, GMR AeroCity Hyderabad, and offers fully serviceable industrial lands for lease or build-to-suit development purposes.
GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park has been strategically chosen with an emphasis on connectivity. It is well connected by air, road and rail, including robust connectivity to ports. This strategic location offers businesses easy access to suppliers, enabling efficient supply chain management. These linkages also provide the benefit of faster turn-around time and maximisation of productivity.
Apart from the numerous advantages a business can leverage by virtue of being in GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park, it additionally offers a complete ecosystem due to its location inside the airport campus.
Hyderabad International Airport is connected to 75+ domestic destinations and 17 international destinations, providing GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park with connectivity to all parts of India and the world.
Pushpak is a non-stop airport service from the airport to important destinations located in the city. These are round-the-clock AC coaches offering safe and secure travel. For employees working within the airport premises, Pushpak offers monthly passes at concessional rates.
The presence of an air cargo complex at the airport enables quick dispatch and receipt of express cargo and bulk cargo with ease. Businesses at the Aerospace & Industrial Park can thus benefit from the quick turnaround of materials which will help them meet service levels agreed upon with their customers.
Novotel Hyderabad Airport is located just five minutes from the Aerospace & Industrial Park and is a contemporary hotel featuring approximately 300 spacious rooms. The hotel is attuned to the needs of business travellers with meeting and conference rooms, banquet halls for entertainment, an all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant, WiFi facilities, drop/pick from the airport along with an 80,000 sq ft multi-use Convention Centre located beside it.
Affordable accommodations are located within a 30-minute drive from the GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park. There are numerous integrated communities with apartments and villas that are self-sufficient with clubhouse facilities, play areas for children, daycare and supermarket facilities around the airport premises. Low-cost housing is also available in Shamshabad town, which is a 10-minute drive from the park.
Fire: In case of an emergency, all units within the Aerospace & Industrial Park can call in the services of the highly trained Airport Rescue and Fire-fighting (ARFF) team as preliminary support till the time the fire-fighting team from the closest fire station arrives.
Emergency Treatment Centre: Apollo Hospitals run a 17-bed emergency treatment centre at the airport. A standby ambulance fitted with advanced life-saving equipment is also available for emergencies.
By virtue of the park being housed within the Hyderabad International Airport, the GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park benefits from greater security. The airport premise is surrounded by a secure boundary with limited access. These accesses are manned by RAXA security team (security cell of GMR). The airport premise is also secured by layers of security by CISF, BCAS and Telangana state police making the area very secure, unaffected by disturbances and unrest.
GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park includes a land area of approx. 20 acres earmarked as a Free Trade Warehousing Zone (FTWZ) to complement supply chain distribution, warehousing, storage, value addition and packaging. This is the only airport-based FTWZ in India, which brings down transportation costs and reduces the turnaround time for the movement of man and material.
Units within the FTWZ are allowed to export, import and re-export products without the burden of taxes, duties and levies as per the regulations that a business would otherwise pay in any other Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) land. The FTWZ allows businesses to locate stock in close proximity to their Indian customers, reducing buffer stocks and improving turnaround time. This increases forward and reverse service supply-chain efficiencies.
FTWZ units are also permitted to trade goods, assemble completely knocked-down (CKD) and semi-knocked-down(SKD) kits, package or repackage, re-sell, re-invoice or re-export imported goods.
The FTWZ facilitates logistics companies to build warehouses to store commodities for both the short and long term without the impact of import duty.
The FTWZ allows companies to leverage state-of-the-art infrastructure warehouses, both for Indian and international distribution. It provides an opportunity for effective re-export of commodities with facilities for sorting, grading, kitting and repackaging, among others. It also imparts an opportunity to undertake value-added activities like reverse logistics apart from general cargo handling.
FTWZ at the GMR Hyderabad Airport City entails the re-export, re-sale and re-invoice of goods without any restrictions. The goods can also be traded in DTA by payment of customs duties as applicable at the time of sale.
Packing and re-packing without processing and labelling as per customer or marketing requirements are also undertaken at FTWZ.
Assembly of CKD and SKD kits is also permitted at the FTWZ.
Innovation forms the core of GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park’s endeavour to bring the best-in-class infrastructure and unmatched scale. Striving to be a seamless one-stop partner for flexible end-to-end infrastructural solutions, the park partners with businesses to deliver the most optimal facility using expertise in industry-specific, state-of-the-art infrastructure planning and development.
Located within 2 hours of flying radius to all Indian metros and within 4 hours of flying radius to most South East Asian and Middle Eastern cities, making it a natural aviation hub.
The site location of GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park boasts connectivity via road, rail and air offering businesses myriad operational advantages.
The park is located within 5 minutes of driving distance from GMR Hyderabad International Airport, which further connects to 75+ domestic destinations and 17 international destinations.
Secunderabad – the twin city of Hyderabad is the divisional headquarters of South Central Railways and an important junction in the Indian rail network. Umadnagar is the nearest railway station to the site and is located at a distance of just 7 km.
The Park is flanked by National Highway 765 to the east and National Highway 44 to the west.
Hyderabad city centre is a 30-40 minute drive via an elevated expressway, while HITEC City – the IT hub of Hyderabad is a 30-minute drive via the Outer Ring Road.
Hyderabad is a landlocked city. However, a robust rail and road network feeds into important seaports in India.
|Port||Distance||Approximate driving time|
|Kakinada Port||485 Kms||7.5 hrs|
|Vishakhapatnam Port||610 Kms||9.5 hrs|
|Mumbai Port||718 Kms||12 hrs|
|Chennai Port||662 Kms||10 hrs|
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Hyderabad is home to numerous aerospace and defence companies including OEM and Tire I, Tire-II and MSMEs. Besides the state-run DPSU Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Avionics Division (HAL) and Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), various reputed aeronautical and aerospace research and development organizations, are also located in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad maintains one of the highest concentrations of highly mature IT and engineering service firms. Local software majors like Cyient, Mahindra Satyam, Wipro, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services are serving clients in the global aviation and aerospace industry for many years.
The joint venture between TATA Advanced Systems and Sikorsky has the facility to manufacture aerospace components for Sikorsky in India, including components for S-92 helicopter cabins. TATA Advanced Systems also have tie-ups/formed JVs with Airbus, Boeing, GE, RUAG, Lockheed Martin, Hela Systems etc.
The presence of DPSUs has led to the development of deep aerospace expertise with the SMEs that engage in niche subcontracting work while also exporting to foreign aerospace companies.
The presence of scientific and academic institutions such as the Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology, BITS Pilani, and Indian School of Business to name a few, enable the development of well-qualified experts who can be absorbed into the industry.
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have over 280 engineering colleges combined which produce approximately 90,000 engineers every year. There are also around 9 aeronautical engineering/aircraft maintenance engineering colleges in and around Hyderabad.
The salary level for engineering graduates is an estimated 10% lower than in other Tier 1 cities owing to the lower cost of living, making it possible for aerospace companies to leverage manpower cost arbitrage.
From manufacturing and assembling to engineering services and aftermarket services, GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park brings together industrial and aerospace activities into a cluster. This cluster is supported by state-of-the-art supply chain, warehousing and training facilities providing the aerospace businesses with several advantages.
Businesses in the cluster can improve their efficiency by pooling resources, for instance, multi-user warehouses, training facilities, expensive equipment and more.
Setting up a facility in India poses the challenge of liaising with various government agencies for obtaining utilities. GMR Group leveraging its experience and expertise in infrastructure development brings to its Aerospace & Industrial Park customers, the convenience of the following ‘ready-to-use’ facilities.
GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park has notified ~210 acres of its park as a multi-product SEZ, out of which approximately 20 acres are available for FTWZ. Export-oriented businesses can take advantage of the various SEZ benefits, which can strategically be used by investors to maximise the economic value of their business.
As the developer of the SEZ, GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park will provide utility connection and road connectivity up to the plot. The SEZ will have the convenience of onsite customs clearance ensuring significant time saving for SEZ units. SEZ will also have a periphery boundary with security and access control creating a safe and hassle-free business environment for units to carry out their business.
Information on SEZs and their benefits can be obtained at http://sezindia.nic.in/cms/facilities-and-incentives.php
GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park is located to the east and along the airside of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL). The runway is Code F compatible which can support the landing of aircraft as big as the Airbus380 and is equipped with a category 1 Instrument Landing System at both ends.
This unique feature of the Aerospace & Industrial Park makes it a preferred location for activities like Airframe MRO, Engine MRO, Component MRO, Final Assembly Line (FAL) and testing of fixed and rotary wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park is a multi-product SEZ that welcomes a large gamut of industries ranging from Aerospace, Defence, Pharma and Electronics to Automobile, IT/ITES, Telecom, etc.
The park also offers land and built-to-suit solutions that cater to services such as manufacturing, assembling, trading, warehousing, testing, design engineering, supply chain and logistics, MRO, commercial spaces and more.
India’s strong industrial development and economic growth in the last few decades are a result of several factors that provide all requisite resources in achieving this status – favourable Government policies promoting industrial expansion and growth, low cost of production, availability of a huge pool of skilled and semi-skilled manpower, state-of-the-art research and development capabilities, leading information technology and engineering services and strong expertise in manufacturing, thereby assist in creating highly efficient processes that ensure the highest quality of products.
The aerospace industry in India is one such vertical, that offers huge opportunities and potential. This has led to major global players establishing their presence and setting up operations in India. This has also propelled Indian players to take advantage of this opportunity.
As part of its development, GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park is developing the following business verticals to support both civil and defence aerospace players wanting to initiate and establish a business in India.
GMR MRO is a 100% owned subsidiary of the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), is a third-party Airframe Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) company.
This division provides complete technical support to the aircraft operators, with utmost quality and reliability to ensure that customers meet their operational requirements. With a vision to be a leading MRO in the Asia Pacific region, the GMR MRO strives to constantly upgrade and expand their service offerings to meet the growing maintenance needs of airline operators within and outside India. Through a customer-centric approach tied up with a team of dedicated experts, clients’ needs are managed and met every time.
GMR MRO has got the capability and approvals to perform base maintenance on the following aircraft:
To ride the Industrial wave in India, manufacturing majors are actively forming joint ventures and acquiring overseas aerospace and industrial companies to develop their capabilities and access markets.
Combining this with India’s existing experience in off-shoring activities and availability of abundant low-cost yet high-quality talent, there will be a rise in activities for manufacturing of:
This brings an opportunity for all OEMs and all major equipment manufacturing companies to develop their ‘Manufacturing and Assembling’ vertical at the GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park. The park is already home to renowned brands like SAFRAN, CYIENT, Multisorb, Casper & Cronus Pharma, Analinear Imaging System and Schneider Electric.
The successful growth of industries requires a reliable supply chain facility. The Logistics and Supply Chain Management vertical at GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park aims to support and accelerate this growth by increasing, forwarding and reversing supply-chain efficiencies.
The Park envisages creating world-class infrastructure for the warehousing of various products, state-of-the-art equipment, transportation and handling facilities. All this comes with a one-stop clearance of import and export formalities, to support the businesses within the park and in the region.
Apart from reaping all the benefits of being in the SEZ and FTZ, businesses get to import and re-export products without the burden of taxes, duties and levies that they would otherwise have been bound by. Spice Jet, Global Aerotech, SAS Applied Research, Turbojet Engines and Reveuse Fashion & Lifestyle are some business partners that have benefited from the same.
The growing aviation and aerospace sector in India needs trained manpower. There is a huge underlying opportunity in providing specialized training for the aviation and aerospace sector.
GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park welcomes academic institutions and training service providers to set up training facilities in the park to leverage this opportunity. This will also supplement our vision of providing a conducive atmosphere for businesses, to set up their training centres at GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park Hyderabad.
GMR Aviation Academy (GMR AA) was established at GMR Hyderabad International Airport, in 2009, with the objective of providing professional training and enhancing the knowledge and skills of GMR Airports’ personnel. Over the years, it has emerged as a global gateway for Aviation learning in India for not only GMR’s own personnel but also for its peers and allied agencies in India and abroad with a full-fledged unit in Delhi as well.
The academy imparts quality education through highly skilled faculty members possessing diverse aviation experience in airports, airlines, air traffic control, cargo, safety and security, corporate aviation etc. The high-quality programmes conducted by the Academy are unique as they are reinforced with On-the-Job Training (OJT) at the world’s best-rated airports in Delhi and Hyderabad. Other businesses that have set up training centres include esteemed names like CFM, Pratt & Whitney and FSTC.
Hyderabad is home to several Aerospace & Defence, Global Engineering and IT companies. The city also houses numerous SMEs & MSMEs which are Tier-1, Tier-2 & Tier-3 suppliers to OEMs. Hyderabad as a city stands out as a strategic and important economic point connecting the rest of the world. The availability of a technically qualified and English-speaking talent pool in abundance contributes to the further growth of these companies and gives them access to required resources. Some setups that have utilised such services at GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park are CYIENT, GMR MRO and Amara Raja.
GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park offers an array of Infrastructural services.
The plots at the park have been levelled and made ready for any further construction to be done on it. The land is also facilitated with water, sewage and power connections to ease development.
Power is drawn from TSTRANSCO 220 KV sub-station and is supplied to the Aerospace & Industrial Park at 33 KV. The feeder is classified as an essential service and is highly reliable. This is also supported by redundancy.
The park has a well-planned sewage and drainage system. Rain and stormwater harvesting is being implemented to maintain the natural balance of the groundwater and improve the quality of the existing groundwater through dilution. Connections will be made available at the plot boundary.
Domestic water provisions are supplied by Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. A pipeline will be drawn up to the plot. Water treatment plants are also planned next to underground reservoirs/sumps along with rainwater harvesting, stormwater collection and disposal to pond.
Scientifically planned and internationally recognized road networks are located in and around the Aerospace & Industrial Park. Internal roads have been planned considering the traffic circulation and truck segregation with adequate turning radius. Pedestrian walkways are also constructed in people-intensive zones.
GMR Aerospace & Industrial Park understands that every business has a unique and specific requirement for partnership. Some businesses prefer to lease a plot of land and develop their facility while others may require a custom-built facility on lease. In order to cater to these varied requirements of the industry, flexible partnership models are introduced.
At GMR Aerospace & Industrial multi-product SEZ, a dedicated team responds to business queries and converts them into long-term business associations. Constant support is provided along with necessary guidance to transform a business idea into a fully operational unit within an extremely streamlined regulatory framework. A dedicated municipal body is available within the GMR campus for issuing building plan approvals. There is also a provision for 24X7 availability of reliable power, water, IT infrastructure and security. Well-developed road infrastructures with landscaping, street lights, drainage and STP/ETP provisions make this Aerospace & Industrial Park a true plug-and-play location.
Lease of ready-to-use levelled land with utilities like power, water and sewer connection up to the plot. The business develops the required infrastructure and operates.
Creating the infrastructure as per customer’s specifications and leasing. Business owners operate the business.