Mr. Herry Bakti, Mr. Captain Bobby R. Mamahit and Mr. Joost Jonker signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), initiating a cooperation for the development of human resources expertise in the Indonesian aviation sector.
In front of table: His Excellency Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, Vice Admiral (Ret) Mr Freddy Numberi Signing (L to R): Mr. Herry Bakti (Director General DGCA), Mr Joost Jonker (Director JAA TO), Capt Bobby R Mamahit (Head of Transport Agency - Ministry of Transport)
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, represented by the Director General, Mr. Herry Bakti, and the Human Resources Development On Transport Agency of the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, represented by the Head of the Agency, Mr. Captain Bobby R. Mamahit and the Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO), represented by Director Mr. Joost Jonker, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), initiating a cooperation for the development of human resources expertise in the Indonesian aviation sector. The signing ceremony was led by His Excellency Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, Vice Admiral (Ret) Freddy Numberi. The top officials of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation and representative of the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta have attended the signing ceremony. The Air Transportation Human Resources Development Centre, a.k.a. PPSDM, the Institution within the Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia responsible for training development in aviation, also participates in the implementation of the cooperation.
The objective of the MoU is to establish a framework within which the organisations will cooperate in delivering a Curriculum for aviation professionals in Indonesia and other ASEAN countries, with competency-based courses conforming to JAA TOs worldwide quality standards. Comprising training and qualifying local trainers to become certified JAA TO instructors, the focus on a strong and long-lasting cooperation envisages the establishment of a solid training capacity able to meet the demands of the growing aviation industry in Asia.
In January 2011, JAA TO already started activities with its experts in the project INDF10RI02 - Developing Blueprint Inspection System and Training for Inspectors in Indonesia in collaboration with DGCA Indonesia, PPSDM and PT Paramount Spirit Asia (PSA, a local company providing support to JAA TO in organizing the training activities in Indonesia).
The first training courses scheduled to take place in Indonesia will encompass aviation safety and security-related topics.
Minister Freddy Numberi stated: The Aviation industry continues to grow at rapid rate. It can be seen from both the steady growth of the air transport passenger traffic and the expansion of aviation routes. These continuing trends are also followed by the application of technology in aviation which is now getting more advanced.
To keep up with those obvious facts, we are now challenged to provide human resources with compatible competences to carry out aviation which complies with the safety, security, and service aspects based on international standard. Mr. Jonker complemented that he is impressed with the huge state of the art training facility of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation in Curug. He is convinced that with this training facility in Curug and the highly dedicated and motivated Indonesian stakeholders that the cooperation will be very successful and beneficial for the Indonesian and the ASEAN aviation community, such as regulatory officials, airport operators, airlines and ground handling companies. JAA TO is fully committed to establish centre of excellence in aviation together with the Indonesian partner. JAA TO will invest in the development of human capital and transfer of knowledge and expertise.