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Jakarta Post

Flight navigation firm opens this month

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, January 10 2013   /  09:54 am

The Perum Indonesian Flight Navigation Service (PPNPI), which will manage air traffic controllers in Indonesia, is to be initiated on Jan. 16. The service sets out to improve air navigation services across the country.

“The new company will create a single air traffic system in Indonesia taking over from [state-owned airport operator] Angkasa Pura I and Angkasa Pura II. We hope the transition process will be complete within a year or two,” State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan said.

The new air navigation firm was the result of a mandate from the 2009 Aviation Law that authorized the government to transfer air navigation service management from airport operators to nonprofit institutions in order to improve the nation’s air traffic services.

“The company will be led by Ichwanul Idrus because he is experienced in the navigation sector and has the quali...