GMF Strengthens International Cooperation on Aircraft Maintenance

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Saturday, February 10 2018 - 23:27 IWST

PT GMF Aero Asia Tbk (GMFI) (Foto Dok
PT GMF Aero Asia Tbk (GMFI) (Foto Dok - Jakarta - PT GMF AeroAsia Tbk. (GMF) re-signed a number of cooperation agreements during the Singapore Airshow in order to enlarge the international network of cooperation in the field of aircraft maintenance.

GMF President Director Iwan Joeniarto in a press release received in Jakarta, also said that it continues to provide the best service and convenience for airlines who become customers.

"In the era of Global MRO (aircraft maintenance) competition, providing efficiency without reducing the quality and security aspects into added value for us to be able to attract new customers outside the affiliation," said Iwan.

In the biggest aviation event in Southeast Asia, GMF has partnered with foreign airlines such as Cebu Air Pacific, a low-cost airline (LCC) from the Philippines, which signed the cooperation of two large-bodied aircraft maintenance with the Airbus A330 type at GMF.

In addition, the signing was also conducted with Jeju Air, South Korean carrier, and Dubai aircraft rental company Aerovista FZE.

Not only foreign markets, domestic operators also signed the cooperation of aircraft maintenance, as with Transnusa Aviation.

Previously, GMF assisted the development of aircraft maintenance sciences by signing a cooperation agreement with several educational institutions in the country.

President Director of GMF Iwan Joeniarto said the agreement was signed by Adisucipto Technology High School Chairman, T. Ken Darmastono, Director of Medan State Polytechnic, M. Syahrudin, Rector of Suryadarma University, Polter Gultom, Director of State Polytechnic of Malang, Awan Setiawan, Director of Student Affairs and Cooperation of State Polytechnic of Sriwijaya, Drs. Zakaria, M.Pd and Assistant Director of Student Affairs & Cooperation of Batam State Polytechnic, Muslim Ansori.

Iwan said GMF will assist the formation of its syllabus so it can be approved by the Directorate of Air Service and Aircraft Operation (DKPPU) of the Ministry of Transportation. "It is expected that after graduation, students are ready to use, have basic license and can work directly," he said.

He added later graduates of this educational institution are projected to be able to assist GMF expansion projects.

GMF has also signed a civilian military maintenance cooperation with TNI AU conducted by Air Force Chief Yuyu Sutisna along with GMF President Director Iwan Joeniarto.

Through this cooperation the maintenance of Boeing 737 aircraft will be submitted by the Air Force to GMF for five years. Yuyu said that this cooperation allows to be extended.

Iwan Joeniarto also said that his side will help the Air Force in developing the capability of aircraft maintenance. "We will send GMF personnel to transfer knowledge in order to assist the TNI in maintaining its aircraft, a new breakthrough for GMF and the Air Force," he said.

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