GMF Line Maintenance began handling China Airlines in Surabaya Station on October 31, 2017. China Airlines is the biggest airline from Republic of China Taiwan. This A330-300 that handled by GMF have a flight from Taipeh with Singapore – Surabaya route. “This is a pride for Line Maintenance Surabaya Station,” said Joko Purnomo, GM Line Maintenance Station. By collaborating with China Airlines, it expected can increase the Line Maintenance services revenue from non-Garuda customer and will be an opportunities to GMF in international markets.
According to China Airlines confidence, it will added list of cooperation because this airlines is also GMF customer in Cengkareng and Denpasar. Asep Riyana, GM Line Maintenance of non-Garuda customer said that China Airlines have accomplished aircraft familiarization ground handling and technical handling. Then, it will be continued with A350 training for classroom and CBT for practical training.
Besides technical handling, China Airlines also planned for stored their spare parts at GMF Warehouse in Surabaya. The spare parts consists of 1 ea Nose wheel and 1 ea Main wheel. For engine oil, hydraulic fluid and grease, GMF has offered as it has been previously applied to other consumers.