FL Technics Indonesia PT Angkasa Pura Properti have announced the start of a 17,000 square foot maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) hub.
It will be the first at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Bali.
FL Technics, of which FL Technics Indonesia is a subsidiary, is set to invest USD$25 million in the initial stage to undertake an MRO construction and development project, set to be finished in a year.
The new infrastructure will have a hangar with 6 bays to maintain narrow-body aircraft, supported by purpose-built production shops and offices. The facility will also create 500 new jobs.
This milestone marks rapid and sustainable FL Technics development in strategic regions, driven by the global growth of travel demand, in this case, led by the aviation industry surplus from Australia and major markets in Asia and beyond.
Martynas Grigas, director of FL Technics Indonesia, said: “FL Technics is expanding across the globe, entering new continents, yet not losing the focus on key markets.
“We strengthen our positions by investing in infrastructure, business operations, people, and society itself. I am confident FL Technics’ experience, resources, and expertise will grant the success of the project in Bali.
“Our partners will benefit from a global independent MRO network, the industry will gain access to our solutions approved by FAA, EASA, and CASA, while the region will be provided with more than 500 new jobs, as well as new travel, cargo, and trading opportunities.”
Ristiyanto Eko Wibowo, director of PT Angkasa Pura Properti, added that the new facility will support the national aviation industry.
He said: “With traffic at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, which continues to increase after the pandemic, this MRO facility will help airlines increase efficiency and effectiveness in running their business. This is also one form of optimising the mainland that we continue to carry out.”
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