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GMF makes aggressive moves to expand MRO business to Middle East, Australia

  • Riza Roidila Mufti
    Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, September 2, 2019   /  12:22 pm
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Technicians of Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) Aero Asia check the condition of a Garuda Indonesia Airbus A330-300 plane in a hanger at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.(JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Aircraft maintenance company PT Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) Aero Asia is taking aggressive steps to expand its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business overseas while improving its in-house maintenance capacity in the country to cater to more airlines customers. GMF’s newly appointed president director, Tazar Marta Kurniawan, said the subsidiary of national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia was currently finalizing its MRO business expansion plan in the Middle East.  To carry out such a plan, GMF is working with a local partner under a joint venture partnership in which the latter has to establish a hangar located in Dubai South, an economic zone in the United Arab Emirates. Once all required infrastructure construction is finalized, GMF will be responsible for operating the MRO facility, Tazar said. “Hopefully by next month, everything will be finalize...