Indonesia’s PT. Smart Cakrawala Aviation Takes Delivery of First Helicopter

Indonesia’s PT. Smart Cakrawala Aviation has
become the first customer in Asia Pacific to take delivery of a
new Airbus H130 helicopter facilitated through a specially
arranged e-acceptance process, which complies with COVID19 health
and safety regulations.

The Jakarta-based commercial air service operator
formally accepted the new intermediate single helicopter into its
fleet at the Airbus Helicopters regional delivery centre in Subang,
Malaysia, where all the requirements of the normal delivery
process were satisfied without the need for physical meetings or
cross-border travel.

Airbus Helicopters Head of Asia Pacific, Vincent
Dubrule, said, “Despite the ongoing COVID19 challenges, it is
vital that we continue to maintain our scheduled deliveries to our
customers. We are honoured to have Smart Cakrawala Aviation, not
only as our new customer, but also as the first operator in Asia
Pacific to accept their helicopter via this innovative
e-acceptance process. We are thankful for their trust, and will
continue to closely support their operations.”


Airbus H130 Helicopter. Click to enlarge.

Under this e-acceptance process, detailed
inspections and flight-test were conducted by authorised Airbus
staff in place of the customer’s own employees. These comprised
test-flight, photo and video inspections of the helicopter, loose
object check, disinfection of all items, and aircraft
documentation verification.

The e-acceptance ceremony took place over two days
via video conferencing with representatives of Airbus Helicopters
and Smart Cakrawala Aviation, enabling the formal transfer of
title. The helicopter will be transported to Indonesia within the
next two weeks to the customer at Jakarta.

Currently operating a fleet of small fixed wing
aircraft, the H130 will be Smart Cakrawala Aviation’s first
helicopter, dedicated for passenger and cargo transportation,
aerial survey and fire patrol.

Smart Cakrawala Aviation CEO, Pongky Majaya, said,
“It was a successful e-acceptance and we are appreciative of
Airbus’ ability to conduct the helicopter delivery online. The
process expedites our operational readiness and the H130 improves
our mission capabilities. We are pleased with Airbus’ assurance
and remain confident in this new partnership that we are forging
together.”

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