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How to establish an MRO foothold in Asia | AeroTime Podcast
Clement Charpentreau
How to establish an MRO foothold in Asia | AeroTime Podcast

In 2016, the Lithuanian MRO provider FL Technics gained a foothold in Asia by opening a hangar in Jakarta, Indonesia. Behind the project was a fairly seasoned veteran of the aviation industry, Martynas Grigalavičius. He was already one of the leading people when FL Technics was developing in Kaunas, Lithuania. Martynas gave AeroTime an in-depth explanation of the reasons behind the Asian expansion of the company, the obstacles he faced, and...


Ruta Burbaite
Indonesia threatens to halt Airbus orders over spat with EU

Indonesia is reportedly considering halting the import of Airbus passenger aircraft as a result of a trade dispute with the European Union (EU). Retaliating over the EU’s imposed restrictions on the export of palm oil biodiesel, the Indonesian government is now aiming to hit where it hurts most – the European plane maker’s order book....


Clement Charpentreau
Indonesian fighter jets to serve as an alarm clock

During the month of Ramadan, the Indonesian Air Force has to fulfill an unusual duty: to serve as a wake-up call for tens of millions of people over several cities of the island of Java....


AeroTime Team
Lion Air to receive its first A330neo in coming weeks

The first A330neo for Lion Air Group has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, France, featuring the airline’s distinctive livery. The aircraft will be operated on lease from BOC Aviation....


Ina Hladyshava
MC-21, SSJ-100 makers eye Indonesian market

The Russian manufacturer Irkut is in hopes to seize new markets, as it reportedly discusses potential twinjet MC-21 orders with Indonesia....


Clement Charpentreau
Garuda, first company to cancel its order for Boeing 737 MAX 8

The Indonesian airline Garuda announced the cancellation of an order for 49 Boeing 737 MAX 8s on March 22, 2019....


Clement Charpentreau
Ethiopian Boeing 777F intercepted over Indonesia, forced to land

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 freighter, performing a non scheduled flight from Ethiopia to Singapore, was intercepted as it entered the Indonesian airspace without an overflight permit. The aircraft was escorted by Indonesian F-16 fighter jets to Hang Nadim Airport (BTH) on Batam island, Indonesia....


Jason Shaw
Eight more H225Ms for the Indonesian Air Force

Airbus Helicopters are celebrating after winning an order for eight additional super 11-tonne H225M’s from the Indonesian Ministry of Defence.The H225M is a member of the multi-role Super Puma famil...


Ruta Burbaite
Boeing is reportedly planning 737 MAX software upgrade

Boeing is reportedly considering a software upgrade for its 737 MAX family following the deadly crash of Lion Air Flight JT610 last month. The move comes after a preliminary report by Indonesian investigators, released just a few days ago, put the U.S. plane maker’s new anti-stall system at the center of the search for the cause of the accident....


Ruta Burbaite
Diver dies as search for Lion Air’s second black box continues

The tragedy of Lion Air’s Flight JT610 has claimed another life. An Indonesian rescue diver died in a search operation for the passenger plane that plunged into the sea off Jakarta on October 29, 2018, killing all 189 people on board. ...