Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter

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Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter
Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
- SMC SAMER
Founded 1969
Hubs Polonia International Airport
Parent company Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Headquarters Medan, Indonesia
Website http://smaccharter.weebly.com/

Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter (SMAC) was an airline based in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. It operates scheduled and charter domestic/regional passenger and cargo services, as well as pleasure and medevac flights. Its main base is Polonia International Airport, Medan.[1] SMAC is listed in category 2 by Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority for airline safety quality.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established and started operations in 1969 in a joint venture partnership with a Malaysian company with the name MAC (Malaysia Air Charter). In 1972 it split from MAC and adopted the current name. It is wholly owned by Merukh Enterprises.[1]

The Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has suspended SMAC's air operating certificate (AOC) due the fatal accident of a CASA C212 on Bintan Island which crashed killing all on board.

A Preliminary investigation has found 1) that the Pilot in Command was not qualified for that type of flight. 2) No permission was obtained to carry out a flight test. 3) a Spare engine was carried on board during the flight. ref

Fleet[edit]

Sabang Merauke Air's 212-100 at Medan Airport

As of August 2006 the Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter fleet includes:[3]

As of January 2005 the airline also operates:[1]

Destination[edit]

Incidents[edit]

  • On November 30, 2006 IPTN C-212 PK-ZAI crashed on landing, no injuries or deaths were reported.
  • On February 12, 2011, five people were killed when a CASA C-212 Aviocar belonging to SMAC crashed on Bintan Island, Indonesia during a test flight.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Flight International 12–18 April 2005
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  3. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  4. ^ BNO News