Kertajati Airport to be Equipped with Aircraft Maintenance Facility: Minister

    Wahyu Dwi Anggoro - 30 March 2021 13:49 WIB
    Kertajati Airport to be Equipped with Aircraft Maintenance Facility: Minister
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    Jakarta: Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi on Monday said that Kertajati International airport area in Majalengka Regency, West Java Province will be be equipped with aircraft maintenance facility.

    The Minister confirmed that he had previously discussed this matter with Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) ACM Hadi Tjahjanto and Chief of Staff of the Air Force (KASAU) ACM Fadjar Prasetyo in order to utilize the  Maintaenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) for maintenance of TNI-owned aircrafts.






    Not only TNI-owned aircrafts, Budi Karya added, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) also requested that other aircrafts can make use of the MRO at Kertajati International airport.

    "President Jokowi requested that other state-owned aircrafts, namely the National Disaster Mitigation Agency(BNPB), the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), Ministry of Transportation, and Indonesian National Police, can make use of this service," said the Minister, as quoted from the Cabinet Secretariat's website.

    Budi Karya also said that it is possible that this MRO facility will be utilized to serve other private aircrafts that all this time are carrying out their maintenance abroad. 

    Furthermore, the airport is targeted to be able to accommodate haj and umrah pilgrims.

    (WAH)

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