JAKARTA – Minister of Transportation (Menhub) Budi Karya Sumadi promises to be committed to improving the safety and security of national aviation. This was revealed in a hearing with Commission V DPR when discussing the crash of the Sriwijaya Airplane registration number PK-CLC SJ 182 which crashed in the Thousand Islands on January 9, 2021.
“I ask colleagues in the sector air transportation to give their best efforts to continue. To improve the safety and security of national flights. Which is the mandate of international aviation regulations. And this will become an image of our flights in the eyes of the international community, ”said Budi, Wednesday (3/2).
He ensured that the Ministry of Transportation would continue to make efforts to improve national aviation safety and security. Some of them by conducting checks on the airworthiness of aircraft operating in Indonesia either regularly or at any time. And providing technical guidance on the handling of repeated technical problems on aircraft. Likewise, by reforming the organizational structure of the regulator by separating the functions of guidance for safety, development, and business or service.
Budi Karya Will also strengthen the organizational capacity of the Airport Authority Office
Budi added that the Ministry of Transportation would also strengthen the organizational capacity of the Airport Authority Office. And accelerate the implementation of ICAO Annex 19 concerning safety management, especially the State Safety Program (SSP). In addition, there is also the establishment of a national aviation safety communication forum in synergy with the aviation national security committee.
Chairman of Commission V DPR Lasarus urged the Ministry of Transportation to increase supervision and guidance for airline operators. Lasarus said this was need to prioritize safety, security and service quality aspects in the implementation of transportation.
Lasarus also asked for the maximum role of the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT). “NTSC also maintains independence and integrity in the investigation of transportation accidents. Related to the downing of the Sriwijaya SJ 182 plane. And submits the results of its report to Commission V of the Indonesian Parliament,” said Lasarus.
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