Maintenance specialist FL Technics’ Indonesian facility has been approved by the US aviation regulators, paving the way for it to widen its customer reach.

The Lithuanian company opened the hangar at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International airport in 2016 and the following year started base maintenance check. That work has been carried out under an initial certificate from Indonesia's Directorate General of Civil Aviation, with an operation concentrated on Airbus A320-family jets and Boeing 737 Classics and NGs.

FL Technics Indonesia chief executive Martynas Grigalavicius says that approval from the Federal Aviation Administration represents a “great opportunity for our business in Jakarta to open the door for further expansion".

The approval enables the site to “accept hundreds of new aircraft” and provide services to “every possible regional client”, he says.

FL Technics asserts that while around 60 MRO companies are located in Indonesia, “only a few” have been certificated by the FAA.

The maintenance provider says that it has recently made efforts to “significantly” improve internal processes and raise efficiency at the site, through lean manufacturing principles.

This included introduction of a maintenance bay system “in order to establish efficient, high-quality project management [processes]”, FL Technics says.