Airbus has strengthened its partnership with Indonesia’s GMF AeroAsia with a renewal of its Maintenance Training Services (MTS) agreement for five additional years. This new agreement, which will run between 2023 and 2028, was signed at an event held near Jakarta.
The MTS partnership with Garuda Indonesia’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) subsidiary was first established in 2013. This has led to the integration of GMF AeroAsia’s instructors and GMF Training Centre into Airbus’ worldwide maintenance training organisation.
With the renewal, the European manufacturer’s customers in South East Asia will continue to benefit from having their A320 and A330 maintenance training needs undertaken in the region, based on Airbus’ global standards.
Raymond Lim, Airbus Asia-Pacific Head of Customer Services said: “The renewal of this agreement reflects the strong partnership between Airbus, Garuda Indonesia and GMF AeroAsia. Various Airbus customers have benefitted from having their courses conducted by GMF and their trainers. I am positive that future trainees will benefit from this arrangement as we prepare for the industry’s future growth.”
Airbus has a long relationship with airlines in Indonesia dating back to 1979, when Garuda Indonesia placed its first order for the original A300B4. Today, nearly 210 Airbus aircraft are in service in the country.