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Jakarta Post

Why academics matter in expansion of Garuda

  • Ridha Aditya Nugraha


Jakarta   /   Mon, December 30, 2019   /  10:35 am
Why academics matter in expansion of Garuda Technicians of Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) Aero Asia check the condition of a Garuda Indonesia's Airbus A330-300 plane at a Soekarno-Hatta Airport hangar. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Many people doubt the synergy between the academic and professional worlds. When encountering a problem, there is always the possibility that academic research attempting to find a solution will be shut down with the classic remark of “no action, nor proven; theory only”. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the spectrum, a trend of instant problem-solving without regard to the existing scientific order has become common. This premise seems to be applied to many sectors, including the aviation business. It's no wonder that a wide gap has emerged between academics and professionals. Lately, the national news has been all about Garuda Indonesia. With a significant share of the domestic aviation market, the flag carrier’s status quo will potentially put at risk its domestic connectivity expansion. Soon, Garuda will appoint a new management. However, academics...

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