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Airbus and Indonesia's GMF AeroAsia have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the Garuda Indonesia subsidiary into a local maintenance training centre.

This will help to develop the maintenance training capabilities locally in Indonesia, says Airbus.

This includes GMF's ab-initio training capabilities, integrating GMF's instructors into Airbus' global maintenance training organisation, type-training for A320 and A330 aircraft maintenance and enabling European Aviation Safety Agency type 147 approval in Indonesia for type and basic maintenance training.

"This joint venture with Airbus will help us ramp up our maintenance, repair and overhaul services," says Richard Budihadianto, president and

CEO of GMF AeroAsia. "This will be essential to meet our internal training needs, as well as Indonesian market ab-initio future requirements as Garuda Indonesia's fleet expands considerably."