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Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 17:00 HKT/SGT

Source: Garuda Indonesia Group
Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus to Expand Longstanding Relationship
A Memorandum of Partnership for Maintenance Training and Fleet Revitalisation

SINGAPORE, Feb 17, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus signed today a Memorandum of Partnership covering enhanced Maintenance Training support to GMF AeroAsia, the maintenance and repair subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, and a plan to study together a revitalisation plan for the Garuda Indonesia Airbus fleet. The agreement was signed by M. Arif Wibowo, President and CEO, Garuda Indonesia and by Fabrice Bregier, President and CEO, Airbus.

Since the signature of an agreement for Maintenance Training Collaboration in 2011, GMF AeroAsia and Airbus have developed a mutually beneficial collaboration for strategic maintenance training in Indonesia. With this agreement Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus look into developing further their joint activities with GMF AeroAsia.

"Airbus support and expertise in the training field have been proven of great benefit for the development and success of Garuda Indonesia Group," said Arif Wibowo. "This new agreement will help Garuda to provide better service to our Customers and to improve our capabilities. Moreover, today our partnership goes a step further as Airbus will support our Airbus fleet restructuring plan, for both single aisle and widebody aircraft, reinforcing the basis for a long term partnership."

In the fleet area, the agreement includes Airbus commitment to support the revitalisation of Airbus fleet at Garuda Indonesia. In this area Airbus will focus in particular on the suitability of the newest Airbus aircraft, the A320neo and the A330neo, in line with Garuda's future needs.

"Today, Garuda Indonesia Group is setting the standards among full service airlines, LCCs and MROs," said Fabrice Bregier. "We are extremely pleased to be part of Garuda's current and future success. Airbus newest aircraft, like the A320neo or A330neo will offer the Garuda Indonesia Group the highest levels of comfort and efficiency available in the market and would be the perfect tool to sustain your growth and your success."

Airbus produces the world's most modern and comprehensive family of airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats and has sold over 16,300 aircraft to more than 380 customers. Furthermore, through "Services by Airbus", Airbus offers end-to-end fleet lifecycle solutions for all its customers. The portfolio ranges from standalone services, to the most complete integrated solu engineering & maintenance, flight operations air traffic management, and material management services.

About Airbus

Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled it to the forefront of the industry. Headquartered in Toulouse, Airbus is owned by EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. This group - which is comprised of Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter, in addition to Airbus - has a presence on every continent, and employs a total workforce of more than 119,000. For more information, please visit

About Garuda Indonesia Group

Presenting a new level of service excellence in air travel, Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, seamlessly connects 83 destinations worldwide, including exotic locations across the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia. With more than 600 daily flights and a fleet of 196 aircrafts by January 2017, Garuda Indonesia proudly serves its passengers with the award-winning distinct service "Garuda Indonesia Experience", highlighting Indonesia's warm hospitality and rich diverse culture.

To provide better and more convenient services, Garuda Indonesia continuously strives through its ongoing transformation program. The progress of the transformation can be seen from the achievement of a Skytrax's 5-star Airline rating as well as the winning of the prestigious "The World's Best Cabin Crew" for four consecutive years in 2014 to 2017 and "The World's Most Loved Airline 2016", also from Skytrax. Please visit

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Feb 17, 2016 17:00 HKT/SGT
Source: Garuda Indonesia Group

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Airlines, Travel & Tourism
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