India-based GMR Airport Developers has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC) to provide training and consultancy services.
Under the contract, the GMR subsidiary will undertake programme management, testing and commissioning of airport systems and the development of aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenue streams for OAMC.
OAMC will receive on-site support from the GMR unit for six months at the Salalah Airport, which will implement the practices adopted by GMR at its airports in India.
The staff of the Salalah airport are also likely to receive trainings at the GMR Aviation Academy in India.
A new terminal at the Salalah International Airport is scheduled to be opened in November.
GMR Group business chairman airports Srinivas Bommidala said: "GMR Group is the world's fourth largest private airport developer and possesses end to end capabilities in the airport space.
"In line with our stated Asset light Asset right strategy, GMR has been engaging with and offering consultancy services to airport companies in the Middle East and South East Asia."
The Bangalore-based group said that it is in talks with other airports in the Middle East and South East Asia for similar projects.
Established in 1978, GMR constructed Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India, and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Turkey. It has expanded and modernised New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Image: The GMR group currently operates the New Delhi international airport. Photo: courtesy of Delhi International Airport.