Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) AeroAsia and AFI KLM E&M have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at further reinforcing their MRO partnership. This new agreement comes at a strategic time, as GMF AeroAsia plans to launch a public offering later this year.
The two partners signed an intial MoU during the 2016 Singapore Airshow. This covered several areas of cooperation: AFI KLM E&M’s global MRO network would provide engine and component support for the Garuda Indonesia Group’s Boeing and Airbus fleet, for example, while subcontracting maintenance services to GMF for Boeing 747 airframe support in addition to component and engine support.
Under the new MoU, AFI KLM E&M and GMF AeroAsia will intensify their existing cooperation in the field of engine, component and airframe support.
A dedicated project office has been opened within the GMF facility to allow teams to develop the next steps of their cooperation with milestones and targets already established. Further joint training and development will be organized via a new exchange programme between experts from the two companies.
The two partners will focus on trade synergies and collaborate more closely on systems integration and data exchange, including state-of-the-art prognostic technologies.