Boeing strengthens commitment to Indonesia

A Boeing 787 near the hangar
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In a significant move for Indonesia’s aviation sector, Boeing recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

This strategic partnership aims to bolster the nation’s aviation industry with a primary focus on enhancing flight safety, improving operational efficiency, and fostering sustainability.

The signing of this pivotal agreement coincided with the inauguration of Boeing’s new permanent office in Jakarta.

Indonesia’s Thriving Aviation Market

Indonesia boasts one of the world’s most vibrant aviation markets. The MoU signed between Boeing and Indonesia’s DGCA, coupled with the establishment of Boeing’s permanent office in Jakarta, underscores Boeing’s unwavering commitment to Indonesia and its aviation enthusiasts.


Moreover, it lays a robust foundation for future growth and collaboration. According to Zaid Alami, the country managing director of Boeing Indonesia, “Indonesia is home to one of the world’s largest aviation markets.”

“The MoU with Indonesia’s DGCA and the opening of Boeing’s new permanent office in Jakarta further demonstrates our commitment to Indonesia and our customers while laying a strong foundation for future growth.”

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Boeing’s New Jakarta Office

The newly inaugurated Boeing Indonesia office, strategically situated in Jakarta’s bustling central business district, is a testament to Boeing’s continued dedication to this dynamic market.

Designed with great attention to detail, Boeing’s Jakarta office seamlessly blends traditional Indonesian batik designs with captivating artwork and imagery featuring Boeing’s iconic products.

What makes this office unique is that it was inspired and shaped by Boeing’s own Indonesian employees. This collaboration has given birth to an innovative workspace that encourages creativity and collaboration.

Boeing and Indonesia: A Long-Standing Partnership

Boeing has been a strong partner of Indonesia’s aerospace industry for more nearly 75 years. The  relationship with the Republic of Indonesia dates back to 1949 when Garuda Indonesia, the country’s national carrier, began operations flying special transports with a Douglas DC-3.

Today, Boeing’s airplanes serve as a backbone for the country’s airlines. The manufacturer has played a pivotal role in supporting the development of the nation’s aerospace and defense capabilities.

This collaboration has encompassed various facets, including training, supply chain development, and industry partnerships.

In addition to its direct involvement in the aviation sector, Boeing has made substantial contributions to Indonesian communities.

With a strong focus on sustainability, workforce development, health and wellness, early education, and humanitarian efforts, Boeing has channeled over $8.5 million in charitable contributions and grants.

This not only reflects Boeing’s commitment to the nation but also its dedication to creating a positive and lasting impact on Indonesian society.

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