Lion Air-Batik Air The safest airline

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Lion Air, Batik Air, and Garuda Indonesia are listed in the flight safety rankings to the highest level of global rating agency from Australia. Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) is considered capable of encouraging airlines to improve the flight safety rating.

Director of AIAC Aviation Arista Atmadjati said the news was good news for Indonesian flights. Even the results of the study is a good fact. "The assessment shows that national airlines are already in international safety standards," Arista told the National Day in Jakarta on Monday (11/6).

According to him, based on the fact of the safety of national aviation in recent years, no major accidents have caused casualties of the three airlines. However, there are still minor events such as overshoot landing, luggage theft, and flight delays ( delay ). "The incident will be reduced slowly to the front," he said.

Arista rate, International Air Transportation Operations Safety Audit (IOSA) conducted every two years is not easy. This audit requires the completion of hundreds of airline security and safety checklist items by airlines, such as Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), management, maintenance , and ramp check aircraft. "Lion Air Group and Garuda Indonesia deserve a safety audit," he said.

The global rating agency said the increase is a result of a new Indonesian compliance audit of the eight categories of the International Civil Aviation Program (USOAP) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This category includes operation, airworthiness, accident investigation, aerodrome, organization, legislation, air navigation services, and licensing. ICAO agency governing commercial flights.

The safety rating system does not audit pilot training as it is covered under IOSA. By 2017, the crash rate of all IOSA registered airlines is almost four times better than non-IOSA flights (0.56 vs 2.17) and almost three times better during the 2012-2016 period.

All IATA member airlines are required to maintain their IOSA ratings. There are currently 423 airlines listed on IOSA, about 142 non-IATA member airlines.

Over the next few years, IOSA will undergo a digital transformation that enables IOSA member airlines to compare their performance. In the long run, digital transformation will help focus the audit on areas with the highest level of safety risk.

Batik Air has passed the IATA Safety and Security Assessment (ISSA) certification in 2015, passed the IATA Operation Safety Audit (IOSA) 2016 certification, successfully became an International Air Transport Association (IATA) member 2018, and passed the IOSA 2018 certification extension.

"Lion Air and Air Batik have secured permission to fly to the European continent after being cleared of the EU Banned Airlines List," said Lion Air Group President Director Edward Sirait.

Revocation of the EU flight ban based on the flight expert's decision of 28 EU member states involved in the discussion of the EU Air Safety Committee (ASC). Assessment also refers to international aviation standards (International Civil Aviation Organization / ICAO).

The level of flight safety Lion Air and Batik Air has been recognized world. "This year is being processed again a second IOSA audit for Batik Air," he said.

Reportase: Dian Riski Rosmayanti
Editor: Didik Purwanto