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Cablegate: Indonesia: Aviation - Moving Forward

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DE RUEHJA #1991 3380528
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 040528Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3999
INFO RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 6659
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS JAKARTA 001991

SIPDIS
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DEPT FOR E, EAP/MTS, EB/TRA, E/CBA
DEPT PASS TO EXIM, TDA
SINGAPORE PASS TO FAA MARY WALSH, TSA THOMAS KEENE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR ECON ID
SUBJECT: INDONESIA: AVIATION - MOVING FORWARD

REF: Jakarta 1619

1. (SBU) On December 1, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation
(DGCA) convened a planning seminar on Air Traffic Management (ATM).
Representatives from airlines and government agencies discussed
modern ATM strategies, including Performance-Based Navigation and
Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB). DGCA is grappling
with whether to bring in a vendor to integrate existing navigation
equipment or to plan for an entirely new system. Director General
Herry Bakti said he is seeking proposals only from
Massachusetts-based Raytheon and French firm Thales.

2. (SBU) Embassy officers met with Raytheon's Regional Director for
Asia on a recent visit to Jakarta and encouraged him to prepare a
formal commercial advocacy request. We are also working to find
ways the US Trade and Development Agency might help showcase US ATM
technology and applications that fit DGCA's needs. At this time,
there do not appear to be other US competitors for the ATM project,
although there is other interest in a radar project with the
Ministry of Defense.

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3. (SBU) We have been working with DCGA to position Indonesia to
resume flights to the US by 2012. A Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) team is expected to visit Jakarta's
Soekarno-Hatta International airport in January, and a Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Review is tentatively
planned for March or April 2010. In addition, Boeing plans to hire
a consultant to assist Indonesia in its bid to regain FAA Category-1
status. Active, continued US engagement will result in a safer
aviation sector and enhance US companies' chances for success in
this market (reftel).


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