Pelita Air

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Pelita Air
Pelita Air Service logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
6D PAS PELITA
Founded 1963
Hubs Pondok Cabe Airport
Secondary hubs Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport
Fleet size 19
Destinations 18
Headquarters Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
Website http://www.pelita-air.com/

PT. Pelita Air Service, usually shortened to Pelita Air, is an airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia.[1] It operates on behalf of the state oil company Pertamina and provides executive transport, charters, oil and gas support operations and general Aviation Services. Its main base is Pondok Cabe Airport.[2] Pelita Air is listed in category 1 by Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority for airline safety quality.[3]

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1963 and started operations on 24 January 1970. It has been run as a standalone subsidiary since 1981. Pelita Air is owned by Pertamina (90%) and Patra Jasa (10%).[2]

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

The Pelita Air fleet includes the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[4]

Pelita Air Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers Notes
Avro RJ85 1
ATR 42-500 1
ATR 72-500 2
De Havilland Canada Dash 7-100 3
Fokker 100 2
Total 9

The airline's fleet previously included the following aircraft (as of December 2013):[5]

Pelita Air Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Bell 412 3 0 13 Rotary wing
Bell 430 3 0 8 Rotary wing
CASA C-212 Aviocar 2 0 19 Fixed wing
MBB Bo 105 2 0 4 Rotary wing
Sikorsky S-76 A 2 0 12 Rotary wing
Sikorsky S-76 C++ 4 0 12 Rotary wing
Transall C-160NG 1 0 0 Fixed wing
Total 16 0

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 2 January 1990, while en route to Palembang, a CASA 212 operated by Pelita Air experienced an engine trouble. The aircraft ditched and sank into Java sea. 7 people were killed. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." (Archive) Pelita Air Service. "Jalan Abdul Muis No. 52 – 56 A Jakarta 10160 Indonesia"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 62. 
  3. ^ http://hubud.dephub.go.id/?en+news+detail+1464+8
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 17. 
  5. ^ http://www.pelita-air.com/v1/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=39&Itemid=68
  6. ^ http://knkt.dephub.go.id/knkt/ntsc_aviation/data90.htm

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