16 Jul 2013 07:54

JAKARTA, July 16 (Bernama) -- Indonesia's aircraft maintenance company, PT Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) AeroAsia, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recognition, Indonesia's Antara reported.

"We are grateful that the training organisation undertaken by GMF Learning Services has been recognised at the international level," said GMF Learning Services and Corporate Culture Vice President Hermawan Syahrul here on Monday.

Hermawan said that the recognition was received after the EASA formally submitted a written statement to GMF AeroAsia signed by the Head of the Organisation Department of EASA, Wilfred Schulze.

The written information was received on July 13 and became the inaugural audit result of GMF AeroAsia by the EASA on May 15-17, 2013.

With the recognition, the training and quality of testing for participants of aircraft maintenance education in GMF has now been approved by the EASA.

In the certification, EASA states GMF as an aircraft maintenance training organisation is in compliance with the stipulated requirements.

"Therefore, the aircraft maintenance training organisation run by GMF Learning Services has met all EASA requirements, including the items that must be met in the May 2013 audit," he said.

According to Hermawan, GMF Learning Services is projected to meet internal needs of reliable, skilled, and globally competent maintenance technicians.

In addition, he said, it is also to meet external requirements, both national and international aviation industry that needs aircraft maintenance technician educational services.

Hermawan declared with the national and international recognition certificates, the aircraft maintenance training service has become one of the GMF AeroAsia's top services in human resource competence development.

"The maintenance training organisation has become an added value for GMF in the world's aircraft maintenance market," said Hermawan.