Indonesia's GMF AeroAsia plans to grow its spare parts manufacturing business in the coming years.
The comment was first made by its director of line operations Tazar Kurniawan at a recent industry event.
Responding to queries from FlightGlobal, GMF says it has the part manufacturing approval (PMA), as well as the design organisation approval (DOA) from Indonesia's directorate general of civil aviation to produce four types of spare parts.
These comprise of parts used in aircraft cabins and "very selective" engine parts, says a spokeswoman.
Manufacturing these parts also means that GMF can reduce the cost of acquiring spare parts by up to 70%. This will also allow the Garuda Indonesia MRO arm to offer more competitive maintenance pricing to its customers.
Kurniawan was also quoted in a local media report as saying that GMF plans to increase the number of parts it can produce to 15 this year. The firm could not however provide more details on what these parts are.
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