GMF AeroAsia has reached an agreement with Sriwijaya Air and Honeywell International Inc. to support the wheel and brake maintenance of the B737-NG and B737-Classic of Sriwijaya Air. The designation agreement was signed by the EVP Base Operation of GMF, Agus Sulistyono, the Technical Director of Sriwijaya Air, Ananta Wijaya, and Brian Davis as the VP Airlines Air Pacific Region of Honeywell on 12 February 2014 at the Singapore Airshow 2014. The two year partnership is worth USD 2 million.
In this agreement, Honeywell as the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) will produce original equipments for both B737-NG and B737-Classic aircrafts. One of the equipments is wheel and brake. Meanwhile Sriwijaya Air has special privileges in obtaining materials from OEM. These privileges are then entrusted to GMF as maintenance provider of its aircraft to obtain wheel and brake materials from OEM. “ This model of cooperation becomes an appealing breakthrough for GMF, Sriwijaya Air and Honeywell,” said Agus Sulistyono.
According to Agus Sulistyono, the convenience for GMF in obtaining the wheel and brake from OEM is inseparable from the long-term cooperation that has existed with Sriwijaya Air. Furthermore Sriwijaya Air has entrusted the total care of its entire fleet to GMF AeroAsia. The airline became the second largest customer of GMF AeroAsia after Garuda Indonesia.