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GARUDA INDONESIA’S STATEMENT ON B737 MAX 8 INCIDENT

Jakarta, March 11, 2019 – Indonesia national flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia carried out an additional inspection of its Boeing 737 Max fleet currently operated by the airline - following the recent incident on another Airline’s B738 Max.

The airline continuously run extra inspection procedure on several airworthiness support system including the airspeed and altitude system, flight control system and stall management system. The inspection revealed that no fault found, and all the system are in good condition. The airline also regularly carries out Proficiency Check in B737 Max 8 simulator for pilots during the training.

Garuda Indonesia has also been coordinating intensively with the Directorate of Airworthiness and Aircraft Operation (DKPPU) for further prevention efforts to ensure the safety standard of its Boeing B737 Max 8 fleet is maintained.

Garuda Indonesia also fully understands passenger concerns about the situation. For this reason, Garuda Indonesia continues to ensure that all concerned units continue to carry out extra-strict supervision in monitoring Garuda Indonesia’s flight operations.

With regards to the announcement issued by the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation specifically from the Directorate General of Air Transportation regarding Temporary Grounded for the implementation of Inspections of all B737MAX 8 operating in Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia officially grounded its one and only B 737 MAX 8 aircraft since yesterday afternoon (11/3) until further noticed.

Garuda Indonesia as a national airline continues to put forward the commitment and safety culture in all its operational lines. This is in line with the "safety" aspect of the company as a "core" operational that has been embedded in the work culture of the ranks of employees and Garuda Indonesia's operational lines.

 

PT GARUDA INDONESIA (PERSERO) TBK.
VP. CORPORATE SECRETARY

 

M.IKHSAN ROSAN

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