Malaysian Aerospace Firm AIROD Signs two Maintenance Support Agreements with Gulf Air Group, Inc.

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Malaysian aerospace firm Aircraft Inspection, Repair & Overhaul Depot Sdn Bhd (AIROD) has signed two Maintenance Support Agreements (MSA) with Gulf Air Group Inc. (GA) at AIROD Headquarters in Subang, Malaysia on July 29, 2023.

Gulf Air Group, Inc. a Florida based aviation business has been operating under FAA 14 CFR Parts 145 (Repair Station) and 125 (Large Aircraft Operations) for over 35 years. They specialise in the maintenance and operation of L-382 aircrafts which is the commercial variant of the Lockheed Martin C-130 aircraft, providing multi-mission large aircraft solutions for maintenance, cargo, technical expertise and research for clients worldwide.

AIROD will provide its equipment, tools and maintenance support specialists for service to Gulf Air’s operations and maintenance of its L-382G aircraft which are operating in the greater ASEAN region. Additionally, Gulf Air will be maintaining on behalf of a customer, the Lockheed Martin LM100J aircraft which AIROD will also be supporting, the company said.

The MSAs for the L-382G and LM100J between AIROD and Gulf Air Group is the result of discussions over a one-year period between the organisations and AIROD is looking forward to provide more in-depth maintenance services on the airframe as well as aircraft painting and engine maintenance.

“AIROD has supported the L-382G series of aircrafts for over 25 years for various international customers from Uganda and South Africa and the C-130J aircraft for the United States Marine Corps for five years on a long-term contract. Through this vast experience, AIROD is able to offer its wide-ranging support to operators like Gulf Air Group. We look forward to establish a long-term relationship with Gulf Air Group and hope to see that support grow as they expand in the region to meet its customer demands”, said Maj Gen Dato Ismail bin Ibrahim, CEO of AIROD.

“Gulf Air’s history relies heavily on regional expertise and partners who share our aviation passion. AIROD’s position in ASEAN is well established and they have a rich history with the C-130. We look forward to growing together for years to come”, said Timothy Rhyne, President of Gulf Air Group.

Headquartered in Subang, Malaysia, AIROD Sdn. Bhd. provides aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services to support Royal Malaysian Air Force aircrafts. AIROD has provided services to the US Air Force under a previous US government contract and has serviced 76 customers in 33 countries. The company is an authorised Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules Service Centre and is a registered US Federal Government contractor.

Headquartered in Florida, USA, Gulf Air Group Inc. (GA) is a global provider of skilled operators and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) offering innovative, problem-solving solutions for their clients, senior leaders, government and industry decision makers, and commercial institutions by focusing on high-quality, low-volume operations and maintenance across the entire L-382-series of airplanes. –airod/adj/mhi (Pix: AIROD)