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Old January 20th, 2007, 02:12 PM   #81
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Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport, Pekanbaru, Riau Province

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One garuda went to JAKARTA, while another one went to SINGAPORE....


Another not so busy scene.....


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Old January 27th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #84
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Adam Air to pay compensation over vanished aircraft

JAKARTA, Jan 22, 2007 (AFP) - Indonesian airline Adam Air will pay 500 million rupiah (about 55,000 dollars) compensation for each passenger on its plane that vanished three weeks ago carrying 102 people, a company executive said Monday.

"All passengers are insured, but as a show of our sympathy we have decided to give compensation of 500 million rupiah per passenger, to be given to their respective legal heirs," Adam Air president Adam Aditya Suherman told legislators here according to the Detikcom news portal.

The compensation would be paid in addition to the insurance money, he said.

Anyone claiming the money would have to provide a court document declaring them to be the legal heir of the missing passenger, Suherman said.

A company spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment.

The Adam Air Boeing 737-400 carrying 96 passengers and six crew vanished off the coast of Sulawesi island on January 1.

Efforts to locate the aircraft -- which is believed to have crashed in the sea off the western coast of Sulawesi -- have so far only turned up small pieces of debris.

Vice President Jusuf Kalla said the search could not continue indefinitely, the official Antara news agency reported.

"The search for the missing plane certainly has a deadline. It is impossible to do the search continuously for a year," Kalla said.

Kalla however did not say when the search would end. Indonesia usually abandons the search for survivors a week after a disaster.

"The most important thing now is to find the location where the plane disappeared," he said.

Indonesian and US navy ships are still searching for the wreckage and "black box" flight recorder from the aircraft which crashed en route from Surabaya on Java island to Manado in North Sulawesi. The reason for the crash remains unknown.
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That's a very nice gesture on behalf of Adam Air.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #86
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government stop searching adam air's PK-KKW btw.. coz USMS Mary Sears said that they had found the black box..
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Experts say investigation into Indonesian plane crash important to global aviation safety
By ROBIN McDOWELL
27 January 2007

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Determining what caused an Indonesian jetliner to plunge into the sea with 102 people is important for global aviation safety in case there are structural problems with the world's most popular aircraft, experts said Saturday.

Signals from the Boeing 737's flight recorders, also known as black boxes, have been traced to the ocean floor at a depth of about 1,700 meters (a mile), but the government says it does not have the sea salvage technology needed to recover them.

The Adam Air plane disappeared after running into 130 kilometer (80 mile) per hour winds off Sulawesi island on New Year's Day. The pilot did not issue a mayday or report technical problems before the jetliner fell off radars at 10,000 meters (35,000 feet).

Indonesia has asked for international help recovering the black boxes, but with their battery life of 30 days about to expire, "time is of the essence," said Jim Hall, a former chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.

"If you lose the signal, you don't have anything to hone in on," he said. "At that depth there will likely be visibility problems, currents can move sediment over the box and pieces of wreckage ... you may not be able to recover it at all."

"The safety of citizens that fly not just in Indonesia but across the globe depends on finding that black box," Hall added.

Initially, search and rescue teams thought the plane crashed on land and, with no emergency beacon to guide them, deployed thousands of troops across Sulawesi's dense jungles and remote regions, losing valuable time.

A fisherman eventually found a section of the tail in Makassar Strait and more than 200 pieces of debris have since been plucked from the waters. But the main fuselage, engine, cockpit, wings and other parts key to the investigation have yet to be recovered.

"We just don't know," said Ken Johnson, the former executive of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, noting that the crash could be tied to poor maintenance, pilot error, sabotage, weather, structural faults or "a million other reasons."

"It might be very, very simple, but conversely, it could be something extremely important," he said.

Johnson noted that it took a yearslong US$40 million investigation to determine that a 1998 Swissair crash off Canada's eastern coast was the result of an electrically-sparked fire fed by insulation between the jet's aluminum skin and its cabin.

That led to a major overhaul of the way the planes were manufactured and certification standards, he said, pointing to several other such examples.

"In the unlikely event the Adam Air crash was a problem with the aircraft, it's pretty important to find it and fix the worldwide fleet," Johnson said.

So far, more questions than answers remain.

An Indonesian transportation investigator said the pilot reported strong crosswinds from the left in his last radio transmission, but the control tower said the wind was coming from the right, pointing to possible navigational problems.

The plane, which twice had to change course because of the rough weather, also could have been turned around, Ruth Simpatupang said.

Boeing refused to comment, saying the accident investigation was ongoing. A representative from the Chicago-based company was in Indonesia to offer assistance.
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 11:27 AM   #88
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Indonesia grounds airline's Boeing 737-300s after plane buckles in hard landing
22 February 2007

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia grounded seven Boeing 737-300s operated by budget airline Adam Air after the fuselage of one plane cracked during a hard landing, forcing a temporary airport closure, officials said Thursday.

The incident came weeks after an Adam Air plane plunged into the sea halfway through a two-hour flight, killing all 102 people aboard. The cause of the crash has not been determined.

Aviation authorities will examine all 737-300s owned by Adam Skyconnections Airlines -- more than a third of its entire fleet -- to determine whether they are air-worthy, said Bambang Istiono, an official at the Transport Ministry.

"We are going to check them for the sake of the safety of the country," Istiono said.

On Wednesday, an Adam Air plane made a hard landing in stormy weather at Indonesia's second-largest city, Surabaya, causing it to buckle in the middle. The aircraft was severely bent, its tail resting on the runway.

There were no serious injuries, but passengers said the plane came down with such force that baggage compartments burst open, sending luggage flying through the cabin.

Boeing spokesman Jim Proulx told The Associated Press in Seattle, Washington that the manufacturer would not "comment on any actions by the Indonesian government while they're investigating this accident."

Adam Air has had a series of incidents since it was founded in 2003, including a navigation and communications breakdown last year that caused a plane to go missing for several hours, before eventually making an emergency landing.

More than a dozen pilots have quit over safety concerns.

The latest incident led some lawmakers to call for a complete halt of Adam Air operations.

"It will be good for the company and the government ... until the flight authorities can determine if Adam Air is still worthy as national aircraft company," said Parliament member Abdul Hakim.

Adam Air has a fleet of 17 aircraft that fly to popular tourist destinations such as the resort island of Bali and the country's cultural hub of Yogyakarta, as well to Singapore and Malaysia.

It is one of dozens of privately held airlines that have emerged since Indonesia started deregulating the industry in the late 1990s, bringing cheap air travel to the sprawling island nation.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 06:36 AM   #89
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Adam Air..... Again.....
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Indonesia mulls lower age limit on aircraft to boost safety

JAKARTA, Feb 28, 2007 (AFP) - Indonesia may impose a 10-year age limit on domestic passenger jets from their first flight in the country in a measure aimed at improving safety, its transport minister said Wednesday.

Hatta Rajasa was quoted by the detikcom online news portal as saying that a ceiling of 10 years was sufficient since an aircraft's commercial lifespan was only 20 years.

He said the proposal, which stipulates that jets must be no more than 10 years old when they first start flying in the country, was being studied and new regulations were being drafted.

Under current regulations, the age ceiling at first use is 20 years. Aircraft can then be operated until they are 35 years old or have 70,000 landings, whichever comes first.

Most Indonesian commercial airlines use refurbished aircraft.

An 18-year-old Boeing 737-400 airliner, operated by low-cost carrier Adam Air, crashed into the sea off Sulawesi island on New Year's day. None of the 102 people on board are thought to have survived.

Another Adam Air plane, a Boeing 737-300, suffered serious fuselage damage after a hard landing in bad weather on February 21, but nobody was injured.

The average age of Indonesia's commercial airlines varies between 10 and 25.2 years, according to press reports. The average age of Adam Air's fleet was 18 years, the reports said.
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Setback for West Java int'l airport plan

Yuli Tri Suwarni, The Jakarta Post, Bandung

The West Java Legislative Council has raised questions over the legitimacy of a body set up to develop an international airport in the province.

The council's development affairs commission has questioned the legal basis of the West Java International Airport Management and Cooperation Body, demanding that Governor Danny Setiawan revise three decrees that led to the formation of the body.

Commission member Marudin Silalahi said the decrees did not provide legal certainty and failed to outline the job sharing responsibilities within the body.

"Most of the procedures, structures and personnel (of the airport body) come from outside the government, while the body is financed by the provincial budget," Marudin said Wednesday.

West Java hopes to construct its own international airport to accommodate residents and tourists, as well as to speed up the process of exporting goods produced in the province, particularly textiles, overseas.

The plan was first submitted to the central government in 2004, with the Transportation Ministry issuing a permit for the construction of the airport in Kertajati district, Majalengka regency, in May 2005.

Heri Hudaya, the head of the West Java provincial administration's program control agency, said the decrees, which were issued last year, could be revised. But in the meantime, he asked the council to allow the airport body to continue its work.

"The revision can go ahead but we want the body to continue looking for investors," Heri said.

He said several investors, including from Brunei, China and Malaysia, have shown interest in the project.

The Rp 24.5 trillion (US$2.6 billion) airport is expected to be built in stages, with construction beginning in 2008.

The airport, which is expected to be able to accommodate around 30 million passengers annually, will stand on 1,800 hectares of land, with the runway measuring around 3,500 meters in length.

In addition to the airport, the administration plans to construct an "Aero City" on 5,000 hectares of land to support the airport. This city will host businesses, hotels and shopping areas.
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Twist of fate put journalists, officials on Indonesia plane

SYDNEY, March 8, 2007 (AFP) - Delays in an Australian minister's schedule combined with twists of fate to send officials and journalists to their deaths in an inferno on an Indonesian airliner, reports said Thursday.

Five Australians were among the 21 believed dead after the Garuda Airlines Boeing 737 crashed at Yogyakarta airport on Wednesday morning as they flew to the town ahead of visiting Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.

Some were due to have been on a plane that left the previous evening, but missed that flight when Downer's visit to a school in the capital Jakarta ran over schedule, The Australian newspaper reported.

The paper's Jakarta correspondent Stephen Fitzpatrick described how, in a further twist, fate decreed he would live but fellow Jakarta-based journalist, the Australian Financial Review's Morgan Mellish, would die.

Both men were booked on a Garuda flight to Yogyakarta on Tuesday evening, but realised while following Downer on the school visit that they would miss the plane.

Discovering that the next morning's doomed Garuda flight was fully booked they reluctantly took seats on an Adam Air service leaving half an hour later "despite its appalling safety record," Fitzpatrick wrote.

But later that night, Mellish was having a drink with other journalists and Australian embassy officials when he was told there was a spare ticket on the Garuda flight in the name of an embassy staffer.

Embassy spokeswoman Liz O'Neill -- who is also missing and believed dead -- offered the ticket to Mellish "and his fate was sealed," Fitzpatrick said.

"I caught the Adam Air flight, which was turned around just minutes from Yogyakarta, after the Garuda flight crashed on landing," he wrote.

The other Australians killed were federal police officers Brice Steele and Mark Scott, and embassy staffer Alison Sudrajat.

Five other Australians, including Sydney Morning Herald foreign affairs correspondent Cynthia Banham, were injured in the crash.

Downer was to have travelled to Yogyakarta on his own official plane.
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Indonesia's aviation safety at low point: expert

JAKARTA, March 13, 2007 (AFP) - Indonesian air safety has hit a low point, a senior expert said Tuesday, after submitting a report to the president on air travel in the wake of a fiery crash-landing that killed 21 people.

"Air transport safety is now at a low point," said Oetarjo Diran, a member of a task force appointed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in January to evaluate transport safety after a string of disasters.

He declined to provide full details about the interim report, but did say the task force had found weaknesses such as loopholes in regulations and limitations on their enforcement.

"There is still room for improvement," Diran told AFP, less than a week after a Garuda Indonesia jet crash-landed in Yogyakarta and erupted in flames, killing 21 people, including five Australians.

Last Wednesday's accident was the second fatal airline disaster in Indonesia this year. An Adam Air plane plunged into the sea on New Year's Day in the earlier tragedy, killing all 102 people on board.

Indonesia has also suffered major ferry disasters in recent months. The total death toll from the worst incidents runs into hundreds and has heaped pressure on politicians to boost safety.

But Diran said that safety was not just a matter of statistics, but also about the level of risk the public was willing to tolerate.

"Safety is a very abstract concept," he said. "The acceptable level is actually the level that the general public can bear."

Indonesians' confidence in air travel, which helps to bind their archipelago nation of 17,000 islands, has been badly shaken following the disasters.

There is a perception, at home and abroad, that air travel in Indonesia is unsafe because of old planes and lax safety standards.

"What we are doing is, first, to verify whether this perception is true, why it is true and what we should do," Diran said.

He declined to comment on press accusations of dangerously unethical or even criminal conduct by firms in the airline industry, which was deregulated in the 1990s and has experienced huge passenger growth.

"We have a hard time to try prove those allegations," he said, adding the task force's job was not to apportion blame for accidents.

The task force had collected information from the government, public bodies and the private sector, including data and interviews, he said, and would seek to make recommendations on how to boost safety in Indonesia's skies.
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i like the indonesian airports, but man. those pilots scare the shit out of me. landings from indonesian airlines are among the worse i have ever experienced.

there need to be some serious advancements made in that country to try to stop these all too common airline crashes
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i like the indonesian airports, but man. those pilots scare the shit out of me. landings from indonesian airlines are among the worse i have ever experienced.

there need to be some serious advancements made in that country to try to stop these all too common airline crashes

That sounds kinda exciting. I don't want to crash but I do like things like "exciting" landings, severe thunderstorms, turbulence and all that crazy shit.
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Indonesia experts urge aviation revamp after crashes

JAKARTA, March 15 (Reuters) - Indonesia must revamp its air transport sector and shut down airlines that ignore safety regulations, a team of experts said on Thursday, following a string of deadly accidents in recent months.

The team, commissioned by the government after a passenger jet with 102 people on board disappeared in January, said safety standards had deteriorated since the deregulation of the aviation sector in the late 1990s.

"Revamp the management of transport operators, liquidate operators that ignore safety rules and regulations," the experts said in a statement.

The team led by former Air Force commander Chappy Hakim called for a comprehensive reorganisation of air transport regulating bodies, stressing the need to "put the right man in the right place."

"Licences issued by regulators must be based on rules and regulation, not on negotiations and trade-offs," it said.

The state Antara news agency quoted Hakim as saying that a practice of bribing regulators to get operating licences was believed to have existed since the aviation industry was deregulated.

Last week, a Garuda Indonesia plane with 140 people on board overshot the runway in cultural capital Yogyakarta and burst into flames, killing 21 people including five Australians.

Investigators are questioning the pilots and the cabin crew to see if human error was involved in the accident.

The experts urged the government to improve training of pilots and other aviation personnel, build better facilities at airports and ensure aircraft spare parts were available.

The team also said the National Transport Safety Board should become an independent body answerable to the president, instead of being placed under the transport ministry.

Air travel in Indonesia, a country of more than 17,000 islands, has grown substantially since the liberalisation of the airline industry that has triggered price wars among airlines.

The rapid growth has raised questions over whether safety has been compromised and if the infrastructure and personnel can cope with the huge increase.

The team is also due to come up with recommendations on improving safety on other transport networks including the nation's overstretched ferry system.

There have been two serious ferry disasters in recent months killing hundreds of people, while rail accidents on an ageing system built during the Dutch colonial era occur frequently.
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Airline starts compensation after Indonesia disaster

JAKARTA, March 15, 2007 (AFP) - Garuda Indonesia will on Thursday begin compensating families who lost relatives when one of its planes crash-landed last week, killing 21 people, a spokesman said.

"We will begin to present the compensation of 600 million rupiah (65,500 dollars) to the families of each of the dead victims," Garuda Indonesia spokesman Singgih Handoyo told AFP.

The jet was engulfed by flames after crash-landing in Yogyakarta last Wednesday, with five Australians among the fatalities. More than 100 people on board the plane survived.

The first four families would receive their compensation later on Thursday, Handoyo said.

The airline had already paid cash compensation of a little more than 2,700 dollars to most of the survivors, with the last few to be paid soon, he added.

Garuda Indonesia also published a half-page message in Indonesian media on Thursday, in which it apologised and expressed its "deepest sympathy" to passengers and crew.

"We will fulfil our moral commitments to the passengers and crew of GA200 and their families," it said in the message, referring to the doomed jet's flight number.

"In aviation, there are no fast and easy answers. We will not look for easy solutions and quick fixes. We must wait until the outcome of the official investigation, which could take a considerable amount of time," it added.

Indonesians' confidence in air and sea travel, which helps to bind their archipelago nation of 17,000 islands, has been badly shaken by recent disasters.

Experts blame old planes and ships, lax standards and insufficient investment in safety measures, despite booming passenger numbers.
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Indonesia could shut some airlines: report

JAKARTA, March 15, 2007 (AFP) - Indonesia's new air transport chief could shut down some domestic airlines after the fiery crash of an airliner killed 21 people last week, a report said on Thursday.

"In the near future, hopefully some will be closed down," Budhi Muliawan Suyitno was quoted as saying. He did not elaborate on that comment in the Detikcom news website report.

But Suyitno said his department would intensify the monitoring of airline operations and look again at the age of aircraft in Indonesia, as around half were more than two decades old, the report said.

Suyitno was named to the job on Tuesday amid pressure for better safety in Indonesia's skies after a Garuda Indonesia airliner crash-landed last Wednesday in Yogyakarta and burst into flames.

The disaster was Indonesia's second major aviation tragedy this year. An Adam Air plane plunged into the sea on New Year's Day, killing 102 people.

Oetarjo Diran, a member of a transport task force appointed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in January, has said that air safety in Indonesia is at a "low point."

The task force is to make wide ranging safety recommendations on the transport sector next week, including a number for air travel.

They include improving air traffic control and the skills of pilots and technicians, Detikcom said.

Indonesia's airline industry was deregulated in the 1990s, encouraging a slew of new operators to take to the skies and catalysing huge passenger growth.

But confidence in air travel, which helps to bind the archipelago nation of 17,000 islands, has been shaken by the deadly crashes and other incidents.

Indonesia has also suffered ferry disasters recently, with the total death toll from the worst accidents running into hundreds.

Experts blame old planes and ships, lax standards and insufficient investment in infrastructure.
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Indonesia investment firm eyes Adam Air stake-papers

JAKARTA, March 20 (Reuters) - Indonesian investment firm PT Bhakti Investama Tbk has expressed interest in taking a stake in privately-owned low-cost airline Adam Air, which suffered a major accident in January, media reported on Tuesday.

The Jakarta Post, citing a Bhakti statement, said the company is "seriously considering" acquiring a holding in PT Adam Sky Connection Airlines (Adam Air), and quoted President Director Hary Djaja as saying Bhakti intended to shake up the carrier as part of a plan to expand into a booming airline industry.

Details of a possible deal were not made available.

Another newspaper, Bisnis Indonesia, said the possibility of listing Adam Air's shares on the stock exchange would remain open.

"It would heavily depend on the company's growth. If more funds were needed, an initial public offering would be done ... all possibilities remain open," it quoted Djaja as saying.

One of the airline's Boeing 737-400 jets, with 102 people on board, disappeared from radar screens on Jan. 1 during a flight from Surabaya in East Java to Manado on North Sulawesi island. No bodies have been found despite the recovery of debris in the sea off South Sulawesi.

Last month, another Adam Air plane made a hard landing that cracked its body. No one was seriously hurt.

Air travel in Indonesia, the world's fourth-most populous nation and with more than 17,000 islands, has grown significantly since the liberalisation of the airline industry that triggered price wars among airlines.

The rapid growth has raised questions over whether safety has been compromised and if the country's infrastructure and aviation personnel can cope with the increase.

Officials have said a review is underway of individual airline safety records and practices, with a possible sanction of closure for those who fail.

The Jakarta Post quoted one aviation official as saying the review could give Adam Air three months to show an improvement or risk having its operating licence revoked.
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