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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