118th IATP Convention in Yogyakarta
The International Airlines Technical Pool (IATP) is a convention of airlines made up over 100 member airlines. In the spirit of co-operation, members of the aviation industry gather twice yearly to discuss sharing of resources, reducing costs, while improving operationg effeciency. Under its auspices, members share aircraft recovery information updates and training, aircraft parts and tooling information, ground handling equipment, pooling for spares and manpower facilities. The membership has grown to boast 300 delegates around the world, making it a diverse and multi-cultural community. The 118th IATP Conference, hosted by GMF Aero Asia in collaboration with Garuda Indonesia, was held at the Yogyakarta Marriot Hotel in Indonesia, from 6th to 10th October 2018. The location was highly appreciated by IATP delegates, as well as a visit to Borobudur Compounds, the world's largest Buddhist temple which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. PT JAS Aero-Engineering Services is one of the 3 founding associate members in IATP (International Airlines Technical Pool). The convention is a significant event to build on its relationships and exchange feedback with existing and new potential customers. In this opportunity, we held discussions with our existing customers such as Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Air New Zealand, Royal Brunei Airlines, Eva Air, Korean Airlines, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Thai Airways. As well as other IATP member airlines as potential future customers attending the convention like Rossiya, Xiamen Airways, Kuwait Airways and China Airlines. JAE co-sponsored some of the coffee break events and also contributed to the lucky draw at the Gala Dinner. From JAE, the IATP conference was attended by Bpk Alan Moss (VP Director), Bpk Ho Kahkien (Operations Director), Bpk Indra Waskita (Marketing Manager), Ibu Irma (Assistant Manager Marketing), and Ariesta (Marketing Executive). On the last event of convention, the Gala Dinner, JAE also participated as a sponsor for the lucky draw. The prize, a Samsung A6 hand phone, was drawn by Bpk Alan Moss and won by Rex Shen from Xiamen Airlines. Ibu Irma as our Assistant Manager Marketing won Ipad Mini from Gameco. This was their lucky night, congratulations to Rex and Ibu Irma!