MANGUPURA, Bali (BPN) – PT Avia Technics Dirgantara (FL Technics Indonesia) has started the development of a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) hub, the first at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, which is managed by PT Angkasa Pura I (AP1). A groundbreaking ceremony marked the initial construction on Wednesday (Nov 22).
The new infrastructure is a form of commitment to implementing the joint operations (KSO) agreement between PT Angkasa Pura Properti, PT Avia Technics Dirgantara (KSO APP-FLT), and AP1 that was agreed on 11 August.
Director of FL Technics Indonesia Martynas Grigas said that his party is committed to forming a comprehensive aviation industry ecosystem.
“Excellent connectivity and accessibility make Denpasar an important hub. FL Technics Indonesia is dedicated to ensuring that the services provided comply with the standards set by the FAA and EASA, of course, to create a safe and reliable aviation industry ecosystem,” he said.
According to AP1 Director Faik Fahmi, the construction of the MRO is a milestone in supporting the improvement of airport services to airlines in line with the increasing level of traffic growth after the pandemic.
“The start of the MRO construction at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport marks a very significant milestone in the development of the company’s business portfolio. With the capabilities, network, and expertise of APP and FL Technics Indonesia, we are optimistic that this collaboration will provide a very positive multiplier effect towards the operational and services at AP1 in particular, as well as to the aviation ecosystem in Indonesia,” said Faik Fahmi.
“The MRO will be an added value provided by AP1 as the manager of Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport to airlines. We hope that this MRO facility will further increase stakeholder trust in AP1.”
APP Main Director Ristiyanto Eko Wibowo stated that this KSO agreement is intended to support the operations of AP1 as the parent company.
“This is a form of support for the airport service facilities at AP1. It is also a form of optimizing the mainland which we consistently carry out,” said Ristiyanto Eko Wibowo.
This groundbreaking also marked the start of minimum operational MRO activities through the use of two existing hangars at Bali Airport, each of which can currently accommodate one narrow-body aircraft.
The construction of the MRO is targeted to be completed in July 2024 and will be able to serve six narrow-body aircraft.