Sept 11, 2017: AFI KLM E&M, a major multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider signed a Letter of Intent with long-standing partner GMF AeroAsia under which their cooperation will move up a stage to become a strategic alliance designed to develop a range of multi-segment MRO products delivering high value-added maintenance solutions for the market.
The products jointly developed by the two companies in the framework of the LOI will be deployed in the Airframe, Components and Engines products sectors and possibly beyond.
President & CEO GMF AeroAsia, Iwan Joeniarto commented, “With more than 75 years of experience in aircraft maintenance and its reputation as the top two MRO in the world, we believe that AFI KLM E&M is an excellent partner to enhance GMF's reputation worldwide,” Iwan said.
Iwan also added that the strategic alliance between GMF and AFI KLM E&M is one of GMF’s inorganic initiatives to accelerate towards its vision to become Top 10 MROs in the World. “Besides, we also hope that this partnership could strengthen GMF’s position in the Asia Pacific’s aircraft maintenance market as a total solution provider,” he said.
Anne Brachet, executive VP AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, added, “Based on the trustful relationship developed with GMF over the years, we are very proud to open a new chapter in our cooperation. This new step fully fits our strategy to grow the AFI KLM E&M footprint in Asia, where MRO needs are booming.”
Ton Dortmans, EVP KLM Engineering & Maintenance said, “We’ve been successfully implementing exchange of knowledge and workmanship with GMF for many years, and we are now happy to expand further this strong partnership”.