Monday, May 21, 2012
Airports should fix infrastructure, improve standards: Govt
Indonesia - The Jakarta Post
Surabaya's Juanda Airport
The recent fatal crash involving a brand new Russian-made commercial aircraft that killed 45 people has sparked debates on air transportation safety standards in the country.
Deputy Transportation Minister Bambang Susantono said Monday that Indonesian airports should improve standards and fix infrastructure.
“There are three steps that airports in Indonesia have to take in order to improve performance,” he said during a seminar on runway safety in Bali.
The first is to repair the infrastructure of airports, Bambang said.
Second, airport facilities must be improved so that they can live up to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, he said.
“Finally, human resources have to be managed properly,” he said.
"You have to pay attention to human resources, from the pilots and air traffic controllers, to ground staff and baggage handling," Bambang said as quoted by tribunnews.com