FL Technics’ Indonesian subsidiary has been granted Part-145 approved maintenance organisation status by regulator DGCA.
The new certification will allow FL Technics Indonesia to begin A320 Family and 737 aircraft maintenance work at its Asian MRO facility in Jakarta, which it has rented since 2015.
The 9000m2 hangar, situated at Soekarno-Hatta Internatinal Airport, has capacity for three narrowbody aircraft.
Zilvinas Lapinskas, CEO of FL Technics, said that the approval was crucial for the firm as it looks to gain a stronger position in Asia, where it previously sold technical training services, spare parts supply and power-by-the-hour products.
“We can proudly state that FL Technics is physically in Asia, and we are here for good,” Lapinskas said.
FL Technics’s investment in Indonesia will also result in job creation, with plans to grow its team at the site to 250 people in 2017 when base maintenance operations are launched.
The Indonesia operation will initially start operations with line maintenance services for airlines operating at Soekarno-Hatta.
In the next few weeks, the company’s Jakarta base will undergo audits by Indonesian and Thai airlines, which include Lion Air, Batik Air and Kalstar Aviation.