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Old 17th Apr 2010, 11:47
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20 Injured in Indonesia's First Air Crash of the Year

"20 Injured in Indonesia's First Air Crash of the Year"

20 Injured in Indonesia's First Air Crash of the Year - The Jakarta Globe

if it wasn't such a serious matter, it would be amusing..... actually still is kind of a funny headline.

in relation to external audits and the NAA's effectiveness, while the Indonesian program has some major problems, it is hardly Robinson Crusoe... in fact, some of the "leading authorities" have less than stellar track records. The external audit performance is variable in effectiveness, and is also subject to observer bias issues inherent in the manner that the industry has evolved. The primary requirement of effective audit is lost in the inking of the contract.... you get what you pay for.
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Old 18th Apr 2010, 01:50
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I agree Indonesia's NAA did have some improvements over the years, but the audits are very much hit or miss, depending very much on the specific airline or circumstances. The bigger issue is one of safety culture and corruption. This is not limited to aviation industry but how businesses is conducted in Indonesia as a whole. Rather then seeing the aviation business in isolaton, I think it's problems is very much a reflection of the bigger society and the governance problems Indonesians are generally confronted with. For many Indonesians, they cannot conduct businesses without making certain "payments" to various government departments to obtain permits or just to cut through the bureaucracy. It is in this sort of environment that the aviation industry exist in. And which is why introducing safety culture has been so difficult. Now in fairness, there has been some improvements, but as this crash demonstrate, it still has a very long way to go.

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