GMF Aiming Middle East Asia and Africa Aircraft Maintenance Market

GMF AeroAsia and KAM Air, an Afghanistan airline signed cooperation contract at the second day of Dubai Airshow 2015. The cooperation is not the first time for both sides, asKAM Air had been sent their aircrafts to GMF AeroAsia. Currently, KAM Air, plan to fly their Boeing B737-800, Airbus A320 and two MD-80 to GMF to be maintaned in 2016.

Furthermore, on second day of Dubai Airshow 2015, GMF also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iran Air Tour, an Iran airline. As a new comer customer for GMF,Iran Air Tour trust GMF to maintain their MD-80. It is stated that Iran Air Tour plan to buy an Airbus A320 and will be maintained in GMF afterwards.

The cooperation lifts up GMF’s revenue projection in this international event for approximately $ 3M. In aircraft maintenance market, Middle East Asia area highly promising as the area has a significant growth rate. Moreover, aviation industries growth in Asia Pacific is the highest all over the world with 8,7% followed by Regional Africa 7,1%. “GMF never stops developing market to many areas,” said I Wayan Susena, EVP Base Operation of GMF AeroAsia.

According to Mr. Wayan, GMF has capabilities to compete with MRO Companies from another nation. “Besides passenger aircrafts, GMF also serves for cargo aircrafts, anyways,” he said. GMF is certified by EASA and FAA as a customer’s primary requirement. As well as GMF’s capacities increment by operating Hangar 4 as the biggest narrow body hangar in the world.

By now, GMF has dominated 70% of national aircraft maintenance market and has customers for more than 50 airlines spreading in various nations. Presentlty, GMF position in global aircraft maintenance is on the Top 25 World Class MRO. “We aiming to be Top 10 World Class MRO in 2020,” Mr. Wayan said.