Airfast Indonesia

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Airfast Indonesia
Airfast Indonesia logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
FS AFE AIRFAST
Founded1971
HubsSoekarno-Hatta International Airport
Fleet size10 (+8 on order)
HeadquartersTangerang, Indonesia
Websitehttp://www.airfastindonesia.com/

PT. Airfast Indonesia is an air carrier based in Tangerang, Indonesia in Greater Jakarta.[1] It specialises in contract operations, aviation management services and charter passenger and cargo services to the oil, mining and construction industries in Indonesia and other countries in the area. It is also involved in aerial mapping, survey flights, heli-logging and medical evacuation services. Its main base is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta.[2] Airfast Indonesia is listed in Category 1 by Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority for airline safety quality.[3] Airfast Indonesia is one of five airlines now allowed to fly into Europe from Indonesia.[4]

History[edit]

The airline was established and started operations in 1971. It was established to provide helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft to the oil exploration industry in Indonesia, initially as an Australian-Indonesian joint venture, but evolved into a fully Indonesian-owned and operated company in 1982. It was owned by Frank Reuneker (53%) and other shareholders (47%).[2] Frank Reuneker died on 22 February 2008 from cancer and was succeeded by his wife Irma Reuneker as President Director.

Services[edit]

  • Helicopter services include onshore and offshore passenger transport, medical evacuation flights, internal and external load transport, drilling rig moves, construction support and aerial survey work.
  • Fixed-wing services include passenger and cargo charters, medical evacuation flights, non-scheduled airline operations and aerial survey work.

Destinations[edit]

Indonesia

Terminated[edit]

Australia

Fleet[edit]

Airfast Indonesia
Airfast BAe 146 at Perth Airport (2004)

The Airfast Indonesia fleet includes the following aircraft (as of September 2018):[5]

Airfast Indonesia Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers Notes
De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter 3 12
De Havilland Canada DHC-6-400 Twin Otter 4 19
CASA 212-200 1 16
Embraer ERJ 135 Legacy 1 12 (VIP Configuration)
Boeing 737-200 1 16 Business / 48 Economy
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 2 149
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 2 150
Total 14

As of June 2013 the airline also operated the following aircraft:

In addition, the carrier has also ordered 12 Boeing 737-800s and 8 Airbus A320s.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 28 April 1981, Douglas C-47A PK-OBK crashed on approach to Simpang Tiga Airport, Pekanbaru, whilst on a non-scheduled passenger flight. Nine of the 17 people on board were killed.[6]
  • On 15 August 1984, Douglas C-47A PK-OBC crashed into a mountain near Wamena. Two of the three people on board were killed.[7]
  • On 16 March 2012, a Eurocopter AS350B3 registered PK-ODA carrying 3 people slammed into a cliff while flying over Papua. Everyone on board, including the New Zealand pilot, were killed instantly in the crash. The crash was categorized as CFIT.[8]
  • In early 2017, one of their MD-82 or MD-83 experienced a super stall, while trying to climb higher than the performance would allow with that weight. The airplane lost several thousand feet before recovery was made. The pilots tried to hide the fact, but the next crew realized something was wrong when several warming lamps went off. The incident caused huge embarrassment for Airfast Indonesia and Freeport, which is one of the major customers of this airline.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corporate Contact. Airfast Indonesia. Retrieved on 6 June 2013. "Jl. Marsekal Suryadarma No. 8 Tangerang 15129 - Indonesia"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 70.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  4. ^ EU lifts Indonesian airlines ban, BBC News, 14 July 2009
  5. ^ "airfastindonesia fleet". www.airfastindonesia.com. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  6. ^ "PK-OBK Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  7. ^ "PK-OBC Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  8. ^ http://kemhubri.dephub.go.id/knkt/ntsc_aviation/baru/Final%20Report%20PK-ODA.pdf[permanent dead link]

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