Aviation in Indonesia

ABNR Counsellors at Law

ABNR Counsellors at Law advises across the full spectrum of aviation law, covering aircraft and aircraft-engine financing, acquisition, leasing (wet and dry), operating and financing leasing. The team offers a multidisciplinary approach and also assists clients with aviation liability, regulatory and competition, dispute resolution, aircraft insurance and reinsurance. Practice head Emir Nurmansyah has significant experience handling aircraft financing and restructuring, whilst Kevin Sidharta‘s practice focuses on aviation-related restructuring and insolvency, and Gustaaf Reerink has a broad aviation practice that covers aircraft financing, leasing and syndicated financing.

Practice head(s):

Emir Nurmansyah

Other key lawyers:

Gustaaf Reerink; Kevin Sidharta

Key clients

Air Lease Corporation

Castlelake, L.P.

Avalon Aerospace Leasing Limited

Altavair, L.P.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has extensive experience representing clients in aviation disputes, particularly in cases involving major aviation accidents. The team also handles the ground side aspects of aviation law and advises clients on ticketing, competition, consumer rights, regulatory and relations with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Disputes specialist Eri Hertiawan heads the practice and advises on high profile aviation accidents.

Practice head(s):

Eri Hertiawan

Key clients

PT Garuda Indonesia

PT Angkasapura II

PT Citilink Indonesia

Pt Indonesia Airasia Extra

Work highlights

  • Representing PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. in a lawsuit against Rolls Royce Plc and its subsidiary.
  • Defending PT Indonesia Airasia Extra in a civil claim brought by four customers.
  • Represented PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) in an enforcement challenge proceeding at Bandung District Court.

Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners

Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners advises on a broad range of domestic and international aviation transactions and has a client base consisting of airlines, aircraft manufacturers, lenders and lessors. The team advises clients on aircraft financing and restructuring, acquisition of airlines, employment schemes and disputes. Andre Rahadian has a significant experience in the aviation space and also acts as chairman of the Indonesian Air Law Society. Hendra Ong is also noted and has a broad aviation practice with particular expertise in handling aircraft leasing and financing matters.

Practice head(s):

Andre Rahadian; Hendra Ong


‘The team showcases knowledge of local laws, as well as required filings and repossession experience.’

Key clients

EuroAtlantic Airways – Transportes Aéreos S.A.

Textron Financial Corporation


Apple Bank for Saving , NY

Mitsui & Co. Ltd

German Operating Aircraft Leasing GmbH & Co. KG

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Textron Financial Corporation on the financing of two aircrafts which will be delivered and continue to operate in Indonesia under US registration.  
  • Advising AirFinance on an aircraft financing in a pilot project to enter the Indonesian market.
  • Advising Mitsui & Co. Ltd on an aircraft subleasing to PT Indonesia AirAsia.

TNB & Partners

TNB & Partners is singled out for its ‘technical expertise‘ and ‘commercial advice and acumen‘. It has a broad client offering in the aviation sector and advises financiers and lessors of various airlines. Practice head Tasdikiah Siregar is highly recommended for aircraft leasing mandates; Siregar is also a member of the Aviation Working Group, a not-for-profit legal organisation that reviews policies and regulations concerning aircraft leasing and financing.

Practice head(s):

Tasdikiah Siregar


‘Very responsive and effective team combining technical expertise with commercial advice and acumen. A pleasure to deal with.’

‘Tasdikiah Siregar is extremely knowledgeable, calm and collected.’

Key clients

BOC Aviation (Ireland) Limited

GE Capital Aviation Services

Merx Aviation Servicing Limited

JSA International U.S. Holdings, LLC

Airwork Holdings Limited

CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC

Rostrum Leasing 1 DAC

Minsheng Financial Leasing Co. Ltd

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited No

AMCK Aviation

Mochtar Karuwin Komar

Mochtar Karuwin Komar advises a number of export credit agencies and lessors on aircraft leasing mandates. Recent instructions also include transactional and restructuring matters, as well as handling aircraft registrations with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transportation. Aircraft financing specialist Enny Widhya is a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Enny Widhya

Nurjadin Sumono Mulyadi & Partners

Nurjadin Sumono Mulyadi & Partners has a contentious and non-contentious aviation practice that handles aircraft leasing and financing, restructuring and acquisition of airlines, airport management and dispute resolution. Founding partner Iwan Nurjadin is the main contact.

Practice head(s):

Iwan Nurjadin

Key clients

Carlyle Aviation Partners Ltd

Montrose Global LLP

Proventus Capital Partners

PT Rimbun Abadi Aviasi

Transnusa Aviation Mandiri

 BOC Aviation Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Carlyle Aviation Partners Ltd on the repossession and deregistration of an aircraft.
  • Advised Montrose Global LLP on an aircraft leasing matter between two airline operators in Indonesia.
  • Advised MG Papua Leasing Limited on the sale of an aircraft to an Indonesian operator.

Roosdiono & Partners

Roosdiono & Partners handles aviation-related matters including financing and restructuring for both private and commercial aircrafts. The team also has experience assisting airlines with establishing representative offices in the region. The aviation practice is jointly led by Afriyan Rachmad and Fadjar Kandar.

Practice head(s):

Afriyan Rachmad; Fadjar Kandar

Key clients

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC)

Aviator ML 716, Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited ON the proposed subscription of new ordinary shares in Aviation Synergy Limited.
  • Representing Aviator as owner and head lessor of an aircraft leased to and operated by PT Indonesian AirAsia Extra, in the termination of lease and deregistration of the aircraft from Indonesian aircraft registry.