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Jakarta Post

EU, Indonesia cooperate on air safety

  • Fachri Mahmud

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 29 2008   /  01:32 pm

The Bandung Training Conference on air safety was held in Bandung, West Java from Jan. 21 to 25 and initiated by the EU with the cooperation of the Transportation Ministry. The conference was an opportunity to directly meet experts from the EU and people responsible for aviation safety in Indonesia. A frank exchange of views at the conference helped lead to a mutual understanding between the two parties and hopefully future emotional and unnecessary statements from either Indonesia or the EU can be avoided. In July last year, the EU Air Safety Agency imposed a flight ban on all aircraft registered in Indonesia. The EU claimed that the Indonesian authorities had failed to provide information requested by the EU regarding air safety in Indonesia. However, the Indonesian authorities saw no reason for such a ban since the EU based its decision on third-party information on th...