Mimika Air

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Mimika Air
IATA
ICAO
Callsign
Founded 1998
Operating bases Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta
Fleet size 10
Key people CEO Dolf Latumahina
Website No website

Pt. Mimika Air, formerly known as GT Air (Germania Trisila Air)[1] is a charter airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was established in 1998 and operates charter services for Djayanti, an Indonesian forestry company. Its main base is Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta.

A GT Air Fokker F-27-500 Friendship.

History[edit]

GT Air was established in 1998.[2] Its official name is Germania Trisila Air.[3] From November 2004[4] to mid-2006,[5] GT Air operated scheduled flights between Denpasar (Bali) and Lombok.

In 2006, a DHC-6 Twin Otter was chartered to transport aid workers to Aceh and North Sumatra provinces in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.[6] In July 2007, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation cancelled the Air Operator's Certificate of Germania Trisila Air, along with another eight Indonesian airlines.[7]

Fleet[edit]

As of August 2006, the Minika Air fleet comprised the following aircraft:[8]

Mimika Air fleet
Aircraft Total
Dornier Do 28 2
Fokker F27 Mk500 2
DHC-6 Twin Otter 6
Total 10

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 23 February 2005, DHC-6 Twin Otter PK-LTY of GT Air struck a fence on landing at Enarotali Airport on a flight from Timika.[9]
  • On 12 April 2005, DHC-6 Twin Otter PK-LTZ of GT Air crashed near Enarotali while on a flight from Timika to Enarotali while on a scheduled passenger flight. The wreckage was not discovered until 17 April. All three crew and fourteen passengers were killed.[10]
  • On 17 April 2009, Mimika Air Flight 514, operated by Pilatus PC-6 PK-LTJ crashed into Mount Gergaji, Papua killing all ten people on board.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airlines". Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Indonesia). Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Airlines in Indonesia". Airline Update. Retrieved 4 November 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Passenger carriers: Asia". Flyaow. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.lombok-network.com/lombok_news/third_airline.htm
  5. ^ http://www.lombokkomodo.com/lombok-flight-schedule.htm
  6. ^ "Susi's tsunami army". Flight Global. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Indonesia cancels nine airline AOCs following safety audit". Flight Global. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  8. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  9. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 

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