Maintenance Command, Indian Air Force

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Maintenance Command, Indian Air Force
Maintenance Crest.jpg
Emblem of the Maintenance Command
Founded 26 January 1955
Country India
Branch Indian Air Force
Type support command
Headquarters Nagpur, Maharashtra
Motto Sarvada Gagane Charetu
(Sanskrit:Always Flying in the Sky)
Commanders
Current
commander
Air Marshal P Kanakaraj AVSM VSM

Maintenance Command IAF is a command of the Indian Air Force. It was raised as Maintenance Group at Chakeri in Kanpur in 1950. in 1955, It was designated as Maintenance Command. Its current headquarters is located at Vayusena Nagar in Nagpur (Maharashtra), it handles the repair, overhaul and maintenance of all aircraft, helicopters and other equipment. MC has about Nine Base Repair Depots taking care of the overhaul and mainenance of various types of aircraft.

The command's Base Repair Depots include:[1]

  • 1 Base Repair Depot Kanpur-Chakeri Various Overhaul
  • 2 Base Repair Depot Gwalior-Maharajpur Various Overhaul
  • 3 Base Repair Depot Chandigarh Mi-8, Mi-17, Mi-25, Mi-35 Overhaul
  • 4 Base Repair Depot Kanpur-Chakeri Various Overhaul
  • 5 Base Repair Depot Coimbatore-Sulur Various Overhaul
  • 11 Base Repair Depot Ojhar MiG-23, MiG-29 Overhaul
  • Base Repair Depot Jodhpur MiG-21 Overhaul

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jane's World Air Forces: India, 20 May 2010, via defense.pk
Commands of the Indian Air Force
Operational Commands
Command HQ Location
Central Air Command (CAC) Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Eastern Air Command (EAC) Shillong, Meghalaya
Southern Air Command (SAC) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
South Western Air Command (SWAC) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Western Air Command (WAC) Subroto Park, New Delhi
Functional Commands
Training Command (TC) Bangalore, Karnataka
Maintenance Command (MC) Nagpur, Maharashtra