GMF successfully retained the EASA approval certificate after carrying out a renewal audit on 19th -23th January 2015. Conducted by two EASA auditors, Sandra Corte-Real and Bruno Faucher, the audit was focused on GMF compliance to EASA part 145 requirements in GMF’s Workshops, as well as Base Maintenance and Line Maintenance area at Cengkareng.
Compared to similar audit in 2014, there are fewer findings in this year audit. “The decrease number of findings demonstrates a higher compliance to regulations from GMF,” said Ganis Kristanto, GMF’s VP of Quality Assurance & Safety in Jakarta on 28th January 2015.
The audit covered all aspects of aircraft maintenance such as quality system & procedure, personnel record, tools & equipment, facility, maintenance record, material, certification of maintenance, etc. The auditors provided some recommendations to improve the quality of aircraft maintenance at GMF.
Ganis Kristanto said GMF must undergo EASA audits twice a year including AMO with a large and complex scope of work. Accordingly, there will be a second audit in June 2015 at the Cengkareng area and Denpasar Line Maintenance. “The EASA approval certificate is an added value for GMF to its customers,” he stated. Currently, GMF has more than 30 approval certificates, as it is a main asset for the company business development.