Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) will be one of Batam’s ultimate reliance in growing its economy. For now there is still Lion Air that has rented 24 hectares of land and the next is a Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) which has reviewed the 5 hectares of land in Batam.
BATAM (infolog): “Lion has extended the land lease from 30 years to 50 years and now intends to expand. Whereas with GMF, there is still a negotiation process, “said BP Batam Chief Lukita Dinarsyah Tuwo recently.
For this MRO business, Indonesia controls only 20 percent of its market in Southeast Asia.
“So we want to make Hang Nadim as the center of the aircraft maintenance industry and logistics center. That’s a new source of economy, “he said quoted by Batampos.co.id as saying.
While the Director of Hang-on Airport Airport Agency (BUBU) Suwarso said Lion’s MRO land had been operating for 4 hectares. And at this time there are 8 hectares of land being matured.
“Lion is purely developing MRO. For 4 hectares, there are only nine planes. Imagine if 24 hectares were made, “he explained.
For GMF, he said his representatives had come twice to see the location of 5 hectares.
“And there is an increase in land until the end of the year. We are still waiting for the development of seriousness from Garuda, “he explained.
Previously, GMF planned to build an MRO and logistics business center in the Hang Nadim area.
The logistics warehouse will support the supply of spare parts for hangar operations on the land and also for line maintenance in the Sumatra area and surrounding areasHangar will stand with a building area of around 25 thousand square meters.
Later it will be used to accommodate the international aircraft maintenance market.