This month PT Indonesia Defence Services (Hall B, Stand 005) expects to induct its first aircraft to its facility at Pondok Cabe to begin aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work on behalf of the Indonesian armed forces. The company was formed in January this year in partnership with Indo Pelita Air Services, which is providing maintenance facilities.
IDS has formed teaming relationships with a number of OEMs and specialist service providers to undertake its MRO work. Currently the company is in the final stages of working through civil and military maintenance approvals so that it can begin work. Initial activities will focus on the C-130 Hercules, but additional approvals are scheduled to follow so that IDS can increase its ability to support other Indonesian armed forces aircraft, including the F-16.
Teaming arrangements have been made with a number of companies, such as Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, TracWare, GMRE, AMCE and Multijaya Sparindo. Additionally, through affiliate companies IDS can draw on support from a number of others, such as Dallas Airmotive, Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, L3, FJ Turbines, Zodiac, ARINC, Northrop Grumman, Dynatech, Garuda and Summit Aerospace.