HAI International Tuesday: PT Whitesky Aviation - Indonesia

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PT Whitesky Aviation is an emerging aviation company based in Indonesia that specializes in nonscheduled (charter) flights. The company holds Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC) 135-016, issued by the Directorate General of Air Communications, the aviation authority of Indonesia.

Established in 2002 as Kura Kura Aviation, the company changed its name to Whitesky Aviation in 2010. Company subsidiaries are PT Whitesky Facility, based in Balikpapan, and Whitesky Asia Pte Ltd, based in Singapore. Whitesky is mainly focused on providing aerial surveys for mining companies and air transportation for their personnel and VIPs.

Whitesky Aviation is a member of Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the Indonesian Air Carrier Association (INACA). The company received an ISO 9001:2008 accreditation by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited (Approval Certificate No. JKT6016509) in 2013, and it is fully compliant with International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (ISBAO) Stage 2.

Whitesky Aviation’s vision is to provide air transportation that is flexible enough to meet customer needs, with a mission to provide air transportation services that are unsurpassed in safety and customer satisfaction.

“The air charter business is well known in developed countries like the United States, but it remains uncommon in Indonesia since only a very few privileged customers can afford the price tag,” says Whitesky CEO Denon Berriklinsky Prawiraatmadja, who has led the company since 2010. “As a result, air charter companies typically serve the utility and logistics, medical evacuation, VIP transportation, and aerial survey needs of resource-sector companies.

“Whitesky is now on its way to be a private airline for premium customers, and it plans to launch its expanded commercial services to noncorporate customers,” says Prawiraatmadja. “Privileged customers will also be able to make a phone call, and their plane will be ready exactly when they want it.”

Whitesky Aviation already caters to premium customers, mostly from the corporate sector. Its private hangars at Halim Perdana Kusuma airport and Sepinggan in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, provide exclusive lounges equipped with satellite TV and Wi-Fi access. Customers can enjoy luxury during their flights, experiencing fine food and beverages, good reading material, and the music and films of their choice. Whitesky Aviation also provides flexible scheduling for its customers.

Services include:

  • Aircraft management
  • City transport
  • Utility helicopter
  • Heli medic
  • Aerial photography
  • Pancoran base operation

Helicopter fleet:

  • Bell 429
  • Bell 505
  • Airbus H130

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