IndiGo and GMR Group to drive Indian aviation digital transformation

Delegates of IndiGo and GMR group on the podium.
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Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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GMR Group, a global infrastructure company, and IndiGo Airlines, one of India’s leading airlines, today announced a strategic collaboration forming a digital consortium aimed at reshaping the landscape of the Indian aviation industry.

This new partnering aims to revolutionize the Indian aviation sector by leveraging GMR Group’s robust infrastructure capabilities and IndiGo Airlines’ innovative approach to air travel.

Forming the Consortium


The consortium’s overarching goal is to deploy cutting-edge technologies that enhance operational efficiency, elevate passenger experiences, and foster sustainability within the industry.

As founding partners, GMR Group and IndiGo Airlines are set to lead the charge, but the consortium is not exclusive.

It aspires to engage with various stakeholders across the aviation ecosystem to drive key objectives, including technological innovation, enhanced passenger services, operational excellence, and a commitment to sustainable practices.

An IndiGo aircraft parked at Bengaluru Airport.
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Driving Technological Innovation


Objective 1: Leveraging Expertise

The consortium brings together GMR Group’s unparalleled infrastructure expertise and IndiGo Airlines’ aviation know-how to spearhead technological innovation across the aviation spectrum.

This collaboration aims to introduce innovative solutions that will set new benchmarks for the industry.

Objective 2: Streamlining the Travel Journey

Focused on enhancing the passenger experience, the consortium is committed to developing and implementing digital solutions that streamline the entire travel journey.

From seamless booking processes to post-arrival services, every aspect will be fine-tuned for optimal customer satisfaction.

Objective 3: Optimizing Airport Operations

Integrating digital tools and processes, the collaboration aims to optimize airport operations.

The goal is to reduce turnaround times, enhance overall efficiency, and ensure a smooth experience for both airlines and passengers within the aviation infrastructure.

Objective 4: Minimizing Environmental Impact

In a world increasingly conscious of environmental responsibility, the consortium pledges to explore and implement digital initiatives aimed at minimizing the environmental impact of aviation operations.

This commitment will be in alignment with global efforts to create a more sustainable future.

Enthusiastic Endorsements


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. SGK Kishore, ED-South & Chief Innovation Officer, GMR Airports, expressed excitement, emphasizing GMR Group’s commitment to technological innovation within the aviation landscape.

Mr. Rajesh Kumar Singh, Special Director, CEO’s office, IndiGo, echoed this sentiment, highlighting the potential for groundbreaking experiences in the world of aviation through this unique initiative.

In addition to the consortium, GMR Innovex plays a pivotal role in fostering creative ideas. The initiative provides startups with comprehensive support, including mentoring, access to resources, proof-of-concept opportunities, and assistance with patent filings.

This collaborative environment allows innovators to trial their products and services across diverse sectors, further contributing to the evolution of the aviation industry.

GMR Group’s Technological Investments


With a primary focus on airports and a broad portfolio of industries, GMR Group is at the forefront of investing in a spectrum of technologies.

From computer vision and data sciences to Blockchain and AI/ML, the group is exploring cutting-edge advancements such as DroneTech, smart tagging, contactless technology, RPA, EV, autonomous systems, AR/VR, IoT, and Human Machine Interactions (HMI Bots).

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