SINGAPORE, Feb 17 – Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus signed today a Memorandum of Partnership covering enhanced Maintenance Training support to GMF AeroAsia, the maintenance and repair subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, and a plan to study together a revitalisation plan for the Garuda Indonesia Airbus fleet. The agreement was signed by M. Arif Wibowo, President and CEO, Garuda Indonesia and by Fabrice Bregier, President and CEO, Airbus.
Since the signature of an agreement for Maintenance Training Collaboration in 2011, GMF AeroAsia and Airbus have developed a mutually beneficial collaboration for strategic maintenance training in Indonesia. With this agreement Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus look into developing further their joint activities with GMF AeroAsia.
“Airbus support and expertise in the training field have been proven of great benefit for the development and success of Garuda Indonesia Group,” said Arif Wibowo. “This new agreement will help Garuda to provide better service to our Customers and to improve our capabilities. Moreover, today our partnership goes a step further as Airbus will support our Airbus fleet restructuring plan, for both single aisle and widebody aircraft, reinforcing the basis for a long term partnership.”
In the fleet area, the agreement includes Airbus commitment to support the revitalisation of Airbus fleet at Garuda Indonesia. In this area Airbus will focus in particular on the suitability of the newest Airbus aircraft, the A320neo and the A330neo, in line with Garuda’s future needs.
“Today, Garuda Indonesia Group is setting the standards among full service airlines, LCCs and MROs,” said Fabrice Bregier. “We are extremely pleased to be part of Garuda’s current and future success. Airbus newest aircraft, like the A320neo or A330neo will offer the Garuda Indonesia Group the highest levels of comfort and efficiency available in the market and would be the perfect tool to sustain your growth and your success.”
Airbus produces the world’s most modern and comprehensive family of airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats and has sold over 16,300 aircraft to more than 380 customers. Furthermore, through “Services by Airbus”, Airbus offers end-to-end fleet lifecycle solutions for all its customers. The portfolio ranges from standalone services, to the most complete integrated solu engineering & maintenance, flight operations air traffic management, and material management services.