A new joint venture between FL Technics, PT Angkasa Pura Properti, and PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero), has started the development of a 17,000-sqm aircraft MRO facility at Bali’s Denpasar airport.
This will be the first MRO hub of its type at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Bali. The new infrastructure will house a hangar with six bays to maintain narrow-body aircraft, supported by purpose-built production shops and offices.
The project will be developed under a joint operations agreement – or Kerja Sama Operas (KSO). The KSO agreement was signed by the Director of FL Technics Indonesia, Martynas Grigas; President Director of PT Angkasa Pura Properti, Ristiyanto Eko Wibowo; and Commercial & Service Director of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero), Dendi T. Danianto.
Director of FL Technics Indonesia, Martynas Grigas, emphasises the significance of the new project from a business and regional perspective: “FL Technics is expanding across the globe, entering new continents, yet not losing the focus on key markets… 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.”
FL Technics will invest US$25 million in the initial stage to undertake an MRO construction and development project set to be finished in a year. The move is part of the company’s development strategy in the region, which is spurred by the aviation industry surplus from Australia and major markets in Asia and beyond.
The new facility will join the rest of the company’s MRO network, which includes current base maintenance hangars in Lithuania (Vilnius and Kaunas International Airports), the United Kingdom (London, Stansted International Airport), Scotland (Prestwick International Airport), Indonesia (Jakarta International Airport), and newly planned facility in the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana International Airport).
This new strategic development is backed by Avia Solutions Group, the parent company of FL Technics, which is one of the world’s largest ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance) providers with more than 180 aircraft in its fleet, operating in all continents in the world. Outside the MRO and ACMI solutions, the group also provides various aviation services such as pilot and crew training, ground handling and other interconnected services.