GMF Considers New Heavy Maintenance Base Near Singapore

By Leithen Francis leithen_francis@aviationweek.com
Source: AWIN First

Other initiatives in the works include efforts to develop more training facilities. Budihadianto says the company has a memorandum of understanding with Airbus regarding the training of maintenance engineers. He says GMF is hoping Indonesia will be chosen as the location for Airbus’s first maintenance training centre outside of France.

“Hopefully, we will be able to sign something at the Paris air show with regards to this,” Budihadianto says. It is in Airbus’s interests to have such a training centre in Asia, because it would no longer have to pay to fly trainees from this region to Toulouse and accommodate them there, he says.

GMF also has a tie-up with B/E Aerospace, a U.S. maker of aircraft interiors. Budihadianto says GMF is now able to maintain B/E Aerospace interiors on its own. The next stage in the relationship, which the companies are working on, is for GMF to be an approved repair centre of B/E Aerospace products. The third stage is for GMF to be a manufacturer of B/E Aerospace products, Budihadianto adds.


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