Aviation in Indonesia

ABNR Counsellors at Law

ABNR Counsellors at Law handles the full spectrum of aviation mandates, including aviation liability, aircraft insurance and reinsurance, in addition to aircraft and aircraft-engine financing. Other key areas of expertise include high-end transactions, including aircraft repossession cases, as well as restructurings and insolvencies, as demonstrated by its advice on the Indonesian court-sanctioned debt restructuring of PT Mandala Airlines. Practice leader Emir Nurmansyah has demonstrable experience in aircraft financing and restructuring matters, while Gustaaf Reerink advises on acquisitions and leasing work. Other key contacts in the group include Kevin Sidharta, Nurdin Adiwibowo and senior associate Reynard Kevin Munando. In addition to its diverse roster of leading industry clients, including Air Lease Corporation and Pacific Aerospace, the team regularly handles the Indonesian aspects of aviation matters on behalf of international law firms.

Practice head(s):

Emir Nurmansyah

Other key lawyers:

Gustaaf Reerink; Reynard Kevin Munando; Nurdin Adiwibowo; Kevin Sidharta

Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners – Dentons HPRP

Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners – Dentons HPRP’s workload includes aircraft financing, sales and purchases, asset transfers, suspensions of payments and leasing matters. The practice is also well-placed to leverage the expertise of its litigation team to advise on aviation-related disputes. Andre Rahadian, who acts for airline companies, including Garuda Indonesia and Sriwijaya Air, aircraft lessors and financial institutions on regulatory mandates, jointly leads the practice alongside Hendra Ong, who is noted for his expertise in aircraft leasing and financing work, in addition to other aviation-related transactions. Senior associate Ken Atyk Nastiti is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Andre Rahadian; Hendra Ong

Other key lawyers:

Ken Atyk Nastiti

Key clients


Apachee Pte. Ltd.

Petrichor Global Pte. Ltd.

PT Jet Eksekutif Travya

Cessna Finance Export Corporation – Marta Buana Abadi

Textron Financial Corporation

PT Smart Cakrawala Aviation

Cessna Finance Export Corporation – Enggang Air Service

German Operating Aircraft Leasing GmbH & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Advised Textron Financial Corporation on the repossession and termination of lease of $15.25m aircraft worth.
  • Acted for Petrichor Global Pte. Ltd. on the purchase of private jet and engines worth U$6.95m.
  • Advised Cessna Finance Export Corporation on the repossession and deregistration of aircraft worth approx. $3m.

TNB & Partners

Counting China Aircraft Leasing Group, CDB Aviation Lease Finance and Merx Aviation among its key roster of clients, TNB & Partners fields a strong aviation finance practice and acts for a variety of financiers and lessors of Indonesian airlines. Banking and finance expert Tasdikiah Siregar leads the team and standouts for her expertise in aviation finance matters. Siregar, who is a member of the Aviation Working Group for Southeast Asia, is supported by associate Wira Saputra.

Practice head(s):

Tasdikiah Siregar

Other key lawyers:

Wira Saputra

Key clients

BOC Aviation Limited

AerCap (including GE Capital Aviation Services)

Merx Aviation Servicing Limited

JSA International U.S. Holdings, LLC


Regional One

Plane Invest

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited

Carlyle Aviation Management Limited (including AMCK Aviation)

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd

Aerostar Management Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisted Aminvestment Bank Berhad as facility agent for a number of financiers in a restructuring of financing to Weststar Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd. relating to several aircraft, a number of which were leased to PT Weststar Aviation Indonesia.

Mochtar Karuwin Komar

Mochtar Karuwin Komar acts for airline owners, lessors and financiers on aircraft financing matters and restructurings, in addition to aircraft lease transactions, repossessions and the redelivery of aircrafts and engines. Corporate partner Enny Widhya leads the team and specialises in aircraft financing work, as well as M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Enny Widhya

Key clients

ICBC Leasing

Falko Regional Aircraft

Nurjadin Sumono Mulyadi & Partners

Nurjadin Sumono Mulyadi & Partners advises domestic and international clients on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters, from aircraft leasing and aircraft financing to airline reorganisations to airport management and aviation-related disputes. Key work highlights include assisting Carlyle Aviation Partners in relation to the postponement of debt payment obligation procedures against Garuda Indonesia. Practice leader Iwan Nurjadin is one of the founding partners of the firm and focuses on aircraft financing, airline business start-ups and restructurings. Nurjadin is regularly supported by senior associate Vera Noviani Harwanto, who boasts expertise in aviation-related transactions, which often involve a cross-border element.

Practice head(s):

Iwan Nurjadin

Other key lawyers:

Vera Noviani Harwanto

Key clients

Carlyle Aviation Partners Ltd

Montrose Global LLP

Plan Business Limited

Proventus Capital Partners

PT Rimbun Abadi Aviasi

PT Transnusa Aviation Mandiri

PT Tobe Aviasi Indonesia

PT Dua Surya Dinamika

Chelsea Green Aviation Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Carlyle Aviation Partners in the Garuda Indonesia Postponement of Debt Payment Obligation.
  • Assisted Carlyle Aviation Partners in the lease placement of three aircraft to three different Indonesian operators.
  • Advised Linkasia on the establishment of a new airline in Indonesia.

Roosdiono & Partners (a member firm of the KPMG Law network)

Roosdiono & Partners (a member firm of the KPMG Law network) advises on a range of matters concerning the acquisition, financing and restructuring of private and commercial aircrafts. Projects and infrastructure expert Afriyan Rachmad, who advises on aircraft leasing mandates and restructurings, jointly leads the team alongside Fadjar Kandar, who handles leasing transactions in the aviation sector.

Practice head(s):

Afriyan Rachmad; Fadjar Kandar

Key clients

Aviator ML 716, Limited

Air Asia Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Aviator in the termination of lease and deregistration of the aircraft from Indonesian aircraft registry at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of the Republic of Indonesia.