Posted on: 18 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Batam Aero Technik and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the Singapore Airshow about their intention to cooperate in the area of PW127M engine MRO in the future.
Batam Aero Technik is the technical arm of the Lion Air Group which operates worldwide the biggest fleet of ATR aircraft within its group airlines Wings Abadi and Malindo. LTAA is a leading engine MRO service provider for regional airlines with full capabilities not only for the PW100 and PW150 turboprops but also the complete CF34 turbofan engine family.
Within this cooperation LTAA will provide comprehensive support for Batam Aero Technik for the build up of an engine MRO facility for its PW127M engines in Batam. Until the new facility reaches the required capabilities to support Lion Air Group's fleet of PW127M engines, LTAA will provide the respective services in its own facility.
“LTAA's extensive experience as an engine MRO and in particular in maintaining PW100 engines, their comprehensive services at competitive prices and last but not least the innovative and state of the art production organization of their facility made them our first choice for the intended cooperation. We know we can count on LTAA's support and flexibility to ensure we can progress with our projects to further develop Batam into an aviation center of competence," said Edward Sirait, CEO of Lion Air Group.
“For LTAA this partnership with Batam Aero Technik is a milestone in the development of new cooperations with customers. We are proud not only to become a partner of one of the fastest growing airline group in South East Asia but also to help develop the aviation industry in Indonesia,” says Mark Johnson, CEO of LTAA. “LTAA will share its know-how for mutual benefit in this prestigious project.”