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12 Indonesian Aircraft Grounded

Civil Aviation Department Grounds 26% of 42 Commercial Airplanes Undergoing Spot Safety Checks.


Bali News: 12 Indonesian Aircraft Grounded
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(10/3/2008)

NusaBali and Kompas report that as a result of a ramp check audits carried out by the government's airworthiness and flight operations directorate September 26-29, 2008, a total of 12 airplanes were immediately grounded for safety violations.

From a total of 46 aircraft inspected, these were the results:

Garuda Indonesia - 9 aircraft examined of which 7 were grounded for violations ranging from missing bolts on the wing, engine pylon and the lower fuselage.

Sriwijaya Airline - 11 aircraft examined of which 3 were grounded for violations including a key that would not lock on an engine cover and an un-calibrated engine throttle.

Batavia Air - 10 aircraft examined of which 2 were grounded for violations including missing bolts on wings, an unserviceable (non-working) auxiliary power unit (ACU) and a number of emergency lighting units found to be non-functioning.

Lion Air - 10 aircraft examined and certified flight ready.

Kartika Air - 2 aircraft examined and certified flight ready.

Linus Airways - 1 aircraft examined and certified flight ready.

Mandala Airlines - 1 aircraft examined and certified flight ready.

AirAsia Indonesia - 1 aircraft examined and certified flight ready.

Ekspres - 1 aircraft examined and certified flight ready.

The 12 aircraft grounded in the course of the spot ramp checks will be allowed to fly again once the deficiencies identified are corrected and the accompanying documentation completed.


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