Indonesia agreements enhance GAL-AMMROC capabilities
Leading Abu Dhabi military MRO providers have broadened their scope of operations with three agreements signed at the recent Indo Defence 2022 in Jakarta.
The deals with Indonesian companies are expected to extend the capabilities and offerings of AMMROC and GAL, both part of the diversified ADQ Group, to new aircraft types, configurations and markets.
The agreements include a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between GAL and MRO specialist PT Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia (GMF); a statement of intent between AMMROC and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), a regional commuter aircraft designer and manufacturer; and an MOU between AMMROC and InfoGlobal, a provider of military avionics, radar data processing, weapon control system and defence software.
Commenting in an Emirates News Agency (WAM) report, Mahmood Al Hameli, chief executive of GAL and AMMROC, said: “The signing of these landmark agreements with leading players in aircraft MRO from Indonesia demonstrates AMMROC’s desire to expand its global network and identify potential opportunities for collaboration to keep up with the strong demand.
“We are confident that the combining of our resources and expertise will lead to innovative and valuable business relations that will reflect positively on the quality of services offered to our existing and new customers and partners.”
The GAL-GMF agreement focuses on cooperation in MRO, modification, upgrade and engineering services across airframes, components, and engines. The MOU also provides for cooperation in the field of capability development to attract domestic and international military markets.
Under the AMMROC-PTDI agreement, the Indonesian prime contractor has appointed AMMROC as an authorised service centre for the CASA/IPTN CN235 medium-range twin-engined transport aircraft for Middle East and African (MEA) operators, covering maintenance, modification and technical services.
The agreement can be extended to cover the joint promotion of the Indonesian Aerospace N-219 Nurtanio and NC-212 cargo and utility aircraft in the MEA markets.
Elsewhere, the MOU between AMMROC and InfoGlobal is designed to leverage the companies’ technical and commercial resources to expand their domestic and global reach in Asian and MEA markets.
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