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USTDA Helps Strengthen Civil Aviation Safety in Eastern Indonesia



Thursday, June 2, 2016

(USTDA)  JAKARTA, Indonesia – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for the development of aviation safety systems in the country’s eastern region. The project will develop a concept of operations, capital investment plan and implementation timeline to help improve flight safety and air navigation practices in Papua and Maluku.

“As a large, populous and mobile archipelago, air transport is crucial for Indonesia’s economy and its citizens, both in terms of passenger and cargo traffic,” said Ambassador Robert Blake, the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, who witnessed the signing of the grant along with Indonesia’s Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan at a U.S.-Indonesia Aviation Working Group meeting. “This grant supports the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to improve air safety and to promote economic development, particularly in Papua and Maluku.”

The technical assistance will help the DGCA, a component of Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation, in updating air navigation capabilities and improving the safety and operations of commercial and general aviation in the eastern region of the country. Over the long term, the project is designed to help increase the efficiency of the civil aviation sector and improve airspace management.

The opportunity to conduct this USTDA-sponsored technical assistance will be competed through Federal Business Opportunities (FBO). A link to the FBO announcement will be posted to USTDA’s website at www.ustda.gov. Interested U.S. firms should submit proposals according to the instructions in the FBO announcement.

The project supports the U.S.-Indonesia Aviation Working Group’s efforts to share best practices and to identify innovative solutions that support Indonesia’s aviation sector growth.