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Jakarta Post

GMF to get its fourth MRO hangar in 2012

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 13 2011   /  08:43 am

Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) AeroAsia — a unit of flag carrier Garuda Indonesia engaged in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) — will get its fourth hangar next year to ensure it can keep up with Garuda’s expanding fleet.

“We are in the process of building Hangar 4 with a capacity of 16 narrow-body aircraft and it will be operational in 2012,” GMF president director Richard Budihadianto said on Wednesday.

The hangar is built on a 18,000 square-meter plot of land, and is equipped with a purpose-built docking platform for heavy maintenance of narrow body aircraft.

Currently, GMF facilities cover 480,000 square meters of built-up floor space: the 22,000 square-meter Hangar 1, and Hangars 2 and 3, which are 23,000 square meters each.

Richard said that the three hangars were now able to accommodate as many as 29 aircraft. He declined to disclose t...