Monday, November 12, 2012

India's loss is Indonesia's gain in MRO

GMF AeroAsia gets more South Asian business
Neelam Mathews
Nov 12, 2012 
Even as India’s MRO lanquishes due to government apathy on taxes, GMF AeroAsia, a subsidiary of Indonesian national flag carrier Garuda, has said its revenue will rise 30 percent in 2013, after it secured several aircraft maintenance contracts. This includes India’s Jet Airways.
The company will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services [MRO] to Zimbabwe’s Avient Aviation, Afghanistan’s KAM Air, Jet Airways and domestic low cost carrier Mandala Airlines starting next year, GMF executive vice president for base operations Agus Sulistyono said.
It now also seems clear Jet Airways will be flying to Jakarta soon.
Last year in September, Jet Airways ordered an aircraft painting livery on its B737-900 at GMF AeroAsia. GMF repainted  the airlines’ logo on the aircraft with VT-JGC registration.
Jet Airways is one of recurring customers of GMF since it has worked with the maintenance company in past projects. This was the second aircraft of Jet Airways that GMF had worked on. The first aircraft went on a C-Check and painting livery maintenance in March 2011.
Richard Budihadianto, President Director of  GMF AeroAsia, said Kam Air added to the number of clients from South Asia. GMF has also worked with, among others, Spice Jet, United Airways (Bangladesh) and Pakistan International Airlines. To date, GMF has about 60 global airlines as clients from 40 countries.

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