A recent report in the Jakarta Post noted that the Indonesian Air Force has stopped flying its fleet of Super Pumas, believed to be 12 strong. Air Force spokesman First Marshal Wieko Sofyan has reportedly said that Air Force chief of staff, Marshal Agus Supriatna, had instructed the suspension pending the result of study by the Air Force’s flight and work safety team. Wieko cited the April EC225 accident in Norway as the reason for the study being initiated.
The Indonesian Air Force has been operating several Super Pumas, both as part of the Atang Sendjaja Air Base 6 Squadron in Bogor, West Java and Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base VVIP 45 Squadron in East Jakarta.
Other militaries who have grounded Super Pumas include Germany and Brazil, while Singapore has postponed a big procurement decision between the H225M and AW101 as a result of the same accident in Norway.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com
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