Garuda Indonesia ensures its B737 Max8 aircraft is safe to fly

first_imgIn regard to the results of a special audit of the airworthiness of Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft carried out by the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation recently, Garuda Indonesia ensured that the B737 Max8 fleet currently operated by the airline had met the standard of airworthiness. The special audit was carried out on the last October 30 in accordance with the letter issued by the Directorate General of Airworthiness and Aircraft Operation (DKPPU). The ramp check included repetitive problems, troubleshooting, airworthiness, complete equipment and operation management in handling technical problems.The results of DKPPU’s inspection concludes that Garuda Indonesia has carried out routine inspections of its B737 Max 8 maintenance process on schedule, all installed components have not exceeded the age limit and there were no technical issues with the aircraft engine features. I Wayan Susena, Director of Maintenance, Garuda Indonesia said that as a national flag carrier – Garuda Indonesia continuously to put forward safety as its commitment and corporate culture in all its operational lines. This is also in line with the safety aspect of the company’s core operations that have been embedded in the work culture of the employee ranks and Garuda Indonesia operational lines. “In carrying out its operational activities, Garuda Indonesia always refers to and complies with all regulations issued by the regulator and manufacturer,” added Wayan.“In addition to this, in line with our effort to maximise safety aspects in the operation of our 1 B737 Max8 fleet, Garuda Indonesia has also coordinated intensively with Boeing 737 Max8 aircraft manufacturers by conducting mitigation manual updates on the operation of the Boeing 737 Max8. This manual is compiled in Flight Crew Operating Manual Bulletin (FCOM) which was further updated by Boeing. The manual illustrates the guidelines that pilots must take when experiencing certain conditions related to the condition of the “erroneous input” of the aircraft’s “angle of attack sensor” feature. We have also extended the bulletin to all maintenance and operations lines of Garuda Indonesia and became a guide for carrying out operational activities in Garuda Indonesia, especially for our B737 Max8 fleet,” Wayan added. Previously, in April Garuda Indonesia had passed the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) audit which is conducted once in every two years and had renewed its sixth certificate, where in 2008 Garuda Indonesia became the first airline in Indonesia to obtain the Certificate.last_img