TNI AU's C-130H Will be the First Military Aircraft to Undergo Maintenance at GMF

TNI AU's C-130H Will be the First Military Aircraft to Undergo Maintenance at GMF
TNI AU's C-130H Hercules/ A-1327. Image source: AVTEN/ Ery.

avten.asia - Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) AeroAsia (Garuda Indonesia Group affiliate) is increasingly developing its business sector. Not only did it strengthen the domestic commercial aircraft maintenance market and increasingly developed trust in the global market, but now it is starting to expand into the military transport aircraft sector.

GMF Director, I Wayan Susena said that currently GMF has won the trust from the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) to carry out the maintenance of C-130 Hercules aircraft. The plan, the maiden maintenance of that military aircraft will be carried out in August 2020.

"We have now obtained (the trust to carry out maintenance) C-130 Hercules from the military (TNI AU). We will carry out (maintenance) activities in August 2020, namely modernizing the H serie of C-130 Hercules," told Wayan to avten.asia, Thursday (8/29/2019).

He detailed, the modernization that will be carried out encompasses the replacement of the center wingbox and avionics upgrade program.

He also mentioned, in addition to the C-130, the other types of military aircraft that would be maintenance at GMF were Boeing 737 series 200, 400 and 500.

"In addition to the C-130, there are other businesses. We are also currently conducting supervision and spare parts inventory for Boeing 737-200 aircraft which are currently being overhauled at the 10th Maintenance Depot at Husein Sastranegara Air Force Base, Bandung, "he said.

"The other types of aircraft are propeller aircraft other than Hercules. CASA C-212 and C-295 are also included, we will also develop them. What is an aircraft owned by the military, we will develop for its capabilities as well," he closed.