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Six Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes worth operating: Ministry

Sabtu 03 Nov 2018 00:37 WIB

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The authorities check condition of Boeing 737 aircraft belonged to Lion Air at Ahmad Yani International Airport, Semarang, Central Java, Wednesday (Oct 31).

The authorities check condition of Boeing 737 aircraft belonged to Lion Air at Ahmad Yani International Airport, Semarang, Central Java, Wednesday (Oct 31).

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Ministry finds two minor problems on ramp check of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian Transportation Ministry has released a temporary report on the ramp check of six Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes. The Ministry declared them worth operating.

"Following the crash of a Lion Air plane with flight number JT 610 on Monday (Oct 29), there are still 11 Boeing 737 MAX operating in the country, the ministry's acting director general of air transportation," M. Pramintohadi Sukarno said in a press conference here on Friday.

Lion Air operated 10 Boeing 737 MAX plane. Meanwhile, one other plane operated by Garuda Indonesia.

"The temporary report is related to the ramp check conducted on one Garuda plane and five Lion Air planes," Pramintohadi explained.

According to him, the Garuda plane is in good condition and the others also are in good condition. During the check, one plane was found having two minor problems.

The ministry found out that isolation on a static discharge in the horizontal stabilizer on the left in one of the planes was peeled off. Beside that, there was a message popped up in the multifunction display that indicate a fault in start power unit which show high temperature.

"However, it was settled soon and the plane is now in good condition," Pramintohadi said.

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The ramp check included repetitive problems, troubleshooting, airworthiness, complete equipment and operation management in handling technical problems. All the Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes continue to operate, he said.

"The Transportation Ministry will always conduct ramp checks on all airline companies' planes following the crash of the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX in the Java Sea in Karawang district, West Java, on Monday (Oct 29)," he said.

Director of Airworthiness and Plane Operation of the Transportation Ministry Avirianto said the ministry has intensified its surveillance of planes by placing airworthiness and plane operation inspectors at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Kualanamu Airport, Juanda Airport, Ngurah Rai Airport and Hasanudin Airport.

"We do not rule out the possibility that Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes which are still operating will be monitored day by day. If significant thing is found, we will conduct surveillance, if possible. After inspecting the plane, we will monitor them everyday and will stop their operation if problem is found," he said.

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