UAE’s GAL seals MoU with Indonesia’s MRO leader GMF AeroAsia

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials from UAE's GAL and Indonesia's GMF during the signing ceremony.

UAE’s GAL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PT Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia Tbk (GMF) aimed at exploring opportunities for joint cooperation in projects related to the provision of maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO), modification, upgrade, and engineering services across airframes, components, and engines.

The MoU also intends for cooperation in the field of capability development to attract domestic and international military markets.

Mr. Mahmood Al Hameli, CEO of GAL, said that, “We are pleased to enter into this MoU with GMF, a leading company in aircraft MRO, and we are confident that the combining of our resources and expertise will lead to innovative and valuable business relations that will reflect positively on the quality of services offered to our customers and partners.”

Mr. Andi Fahrurrozi, CEO of GMF, stated that, “We hope by cooperating with GAL, which is also a key player in UAE Defense Industry, GMF will be able to enhance our competitiveness level and expand our defense services to a larger market.”

“This cooperation also plays a pivotal role in GMF’s business diversification strategy to expand from the commercial market to penetrate in the defense industry. We are longing for a bigger collaboration with GAL in the future,” Mr. Fahrurrozi added.


Established in 2007, GAL is one of the leading regional providers of integrated aviation readiness solutions for military and civilian customers. The company provides a range of maintenance, repair, overhaul, and support services. GAL has expanded its client base and, now holds several maintenance and integrated logistics services contracts across the UAE.

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