Ministry, Boeing sign agreement to develop aviation industry
Jakarta, Indonesianpost.com – The Indonesian Transportation Ministry inked an agreement with aerospace manufacturer, Boeing Company, to intensify cooperation in the aviation industry.
The ministry, represented by its Directorate General of Civil Aviation, signed the agreement with Boeing on the sidelines of Boeing’s office grand opening in Jakarta on Wednesday.
The ministry in its statement received here on Thursday welcomed this cooperation as an important step in increasing the capacity and sustainability of the Indonesian aviation industry.
Establishing a partnership with Boeing, as one of the important stakeholders in the aviation industry, will bring greater opportunities for economic and technological growth in the country, it noted.
“This memorandum of understanding (MoU) will help Indonesia to tackle challenges in the aviation industry, such as supply chain and human resources. The two parties aim to develop quality human resources in the aviation sector that includes training and skills development,” the ministry’s Director of Airworthiness and Aircraft Operations M. Mauludin noted in the statement.
On the occasion, Mauludin and Boeing’s Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing Global Strategic Initiatives, John W. Bruns, signed an MoU covering some important aspects in the civil aviation sector, such as airworthiness, flight operations, increasing personnel capacity, air navigation services, air transportation, and sustainable aviation initiatives.
Moreover, the two parties will share knowledge and experience in technical aspects of aviation, including aviation safety and security, aircraft maintenance, and technological innovation, Mauludin revealed.
He echoed Boeing’s commitment to supporting aviation development in Indonesia and cooperating with the Indonesian government in achieving common goals for aviation safety and sustainable service quality.
Meanwhile, Bruns stated that his side had built cooperation for almost 75 years in the Indonesian civil aviation sector. He noted that this MoU signing will provide a foundation to develop further collaboration with the Transportation Ministry to achieve their goals, vision, and missions.
“This collaboration will mostly focus on joint efforts to improve aviation safety in Indonesia that includes information exchange and personnel training. We will also support to expand the capacity of the civil aviation system in Indonesia,” he remarked.