The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has cooperated with the Directorate General for Civil Aviation in Indonesia (DGCA Indonesia) to make flights to Atambua, Bajawa and Larantuka in Indonesia safer and greener.
Performance Based Navigation (PBN), which uses satellites and on-board equipment to help pilots with navigation, is now available for these three airports. PBN allows the ATR aircraft operating on these routes to fly safely to and from airports in difficult weather environments and in cases where the geography is challenging. It also improves operational efficiency, thereby reducing aviation’s environmental impact.
EASA is offering its support on behalf of the EU as part of the EU-South East Asia Aviation Partnership Project (APP). The overall objective of the project is to enhance the political, economic and environmental partnership between the EU and South East Asia in the domain of civil aviation.
The press release on this cooperation was released by the EU Delegation to Jakarta in the context of an EASA-DGAC Indonesia meeting at Changi Aviation Summit in Singapore.