Clear! Indonesia Can Fly Again to United States

    Indonesia’s national airline can fly back to the United States due to rising aviation safety ratings by the Civil Aviation Authority of the United States Federal Aviation Administration from category 2 to 1.

    Director General of Civil Aviation Ministry of Transportation Suprasetyo in a press conference here on Monday, said it has received a waiver from the Charge d’Affaires and Interim US Embassy to Indonesia Brian McFeeters to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation Ministry of Transportation related to these achievements.

    “We should be grateful thanks to the hard work and technical assistance from the Civil Aviation Authority Serkat through the FAA, we can achieve all of this and this achievement will be a gift to the Independence Day 71,” he said.

    Thus, Suprasetyo expressed throughout the national carrier registered PK can fly to the land of Uncle Sam.

    “To that end, we encourage airlines to prepare when will fly to the United States,” he said.

    Suprasetyo explain FAA audit began in early 2015 to consider three aspects of the assessment (annexes) primary, ie regulatory, operational and Airworthiness.

    “In terms of regulations already meet international standards, including the implementation and supervision so that all meet,” he said.

    He added that he also had to fix the human resources (HR), airworthiness of aircraft, aircraft operations, meet the recommended documents of international civil aviation. “The auditor also checks directly airlines are big,” he said.

    In the same occasion, the Director of Airworthiness and Aircraft Operation Air Transportation Mohammad Alwi said the FAA ratings rise from category 2 to 1, can increase confidence in future cooperation, both in the field and outside the flight.

    “Both of manufacturing, aircraft rental providers, insurers, and will have a positive impact for Indonesia,” he said.

    Alwi admitted the achievement was a long wait for eight years since April 2007 when Indonesia was not allowed to fly to the United States because of the ranking FAA dropped from 2 to 1.

    “This was the document that we have been waiting, finally we meet the safety standards of FAA category 1,” he said.

    For that, he asserts both regulators and operators should be consistent in applying aviation safety standards to achieve them is not decreasing.

    In a written statement, the Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Margaret Gilligan said the FAA on 23-24 May 2016, it discusses the corrective measures by the DGCA MoT previously meet international aviation safety assessment (IASA) on February 29 until March 4, 2016.

    “With pleasure, we inform you that the hard work that has been done by the regulator in terms of flight safety systems have achieved positive results, namely rising to Category 1 FAA,” he said.

    Gilligan appreciate the performance and commitment of the Directorate General of Air Transportation and hope to work together to maintain this important change.

    Source: Antara


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