GMF Considers New Heavy Maintenance Base Near Singapore

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

“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.