After held an audit on October 1-2nd, 2014, The Australian civil aviation authority, CASA gave a positive recommendation to the GMF. Conducted by CASA auditors, Matthew Roxbury and Loganathan Appu, the audit was related to additional rating of Cengkareng Base Maintenance for B747, A320, and A330 aircrafts including Quality System Procedure, authorized personnel record, and the completeness and control of tools and equipment. “We expect the additional aircraft rating can be obtained by GMF this year,” said Endra Wirawan, GM of Lead Auditor & QSA Material.
The CASA approval is important for GMF as an asset to acquire customers from Australia. Moreover, in the near future, Virgin Australia Airlines will send its aircraft to GMF for heavy maintenance. “Currently we have handled line maintenance of Virgin Australia in Denpasar,” he adds.