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Boeing fortifies Indonesian aviation sector with new office and MoU

EditorHari G
Published 10/05/2023, 08:59 AM
Updated 10/05/2023, 08:59 AM

Boeing (NYSE:BA), with a market cap of $112.65 billion according to InvestingPro data, has strengthened its foothold in the Indonesian aviation market by opening a new office in Jakarta and signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday. The MoU is aimed at enhancing the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of Indonesia's burgeoning aviation industry.

The new office, located in Jakarta’s central business district, is inspired by Boeing's Indonesian employees and features traditional batik designs alongside Boeing product imagery. The workspace is designed to foster a collaborative and innovative environment while laying the groundwork for future expansion.

Zaid Alami, the managing director of Boeing Indonesia, recognizes the significance of the Indonesian market for Boeing. The country currently operates 204 Boeing aircraft with potential orders for an additional 24 F-15EX fighters.

Indonesian carriers such as Lion Air and Garuda Indonesia have ordered a total of 278 Boeing 737 Max narrowbodies. This comes despite the model undergoing a major redesign following the Lion Air crash in 2018 and Garuda Indonesia's unclear order status.

The recent developments indicate Boeing's commitment to fortifying its presence in Indonesia, which is seen as a crucial market for the aerospace giant. This is particularly noteworthy considering Boeing's recent revenue growth of 21.18% according to InvestingPro data.

However, it's worth noting that Boeing's stock has fared poorly over the last month, with a 1-month price total return of -16.1%. Also, InvestingPro Tips suggests that the stock is currently in oversold territory and the company is not anticipated to be profitable this year. Despite these challenges, Boeing remains a prominent player in the Aerospace & Defense industry.

For more insights like these, check out InvestingPro which offers additional tips and real-time metrics for companies like Boeing.

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