Friday, June 24, 2011

Test Squadron Air Boeing-737-5 Post-Treatment in Airod

June 23, 2011, Makassar (Pelita): With the completion of D Check maintenance of Boeing-737-5 Air Squadron (AI-7302) in Airod Sdn Bhd, Malaysia then diberangkatkanlah Crew of Flight Test Team of the 5th Air Squadron led by Commander Air Squadron-5 Lanud Sultan Hasanuddin, Makassar Arifaini Pilot Lt. Col. Nur Dwiyanto.

Press releases Information Koopsau II, on Wednesday (22 / 6) explains, after a ground check, the Flight Test Crew perform testing in accordance with standard operating procedures. Constraints and problems that arise during the implementation of the tests it needs time to be followed so as to make its implementation requires a relatively long period of time. Dated May 4, 2011 crews perform flight testing of AI-7302 aircraft is the fourth time after remarks on a previous flight resolved by the parties Airod Malaysia.

The flight was conducted in the area WMR 302 A / B airspace Subang Malaysia. As the aircraft climbed to an altitude reaches 22,000 feet from the planned target of 35,000 feet, Flight Test Crew observed the existence of two emergency condition that occurs is a leak in the left and right forward doors and also an indication of the number 2 engine oil quantity dropped dramatically yangdiikuti fluctuation of engine oil pressure. Pilot Test Pilot Lt. Col. Arifaini, decided to stop climbing the aircraft control tower and requested permission to descend Kuala Lumpur and back to Subang Airport landing in Malaysia. At the time the plane down through 18,000 feet altitude, engine oil quantity of number two totally zero and oil pressure continued to decline approaching 40 psi. In accordance with Boeing 737-200 aircraft emergency procedures, test pilot decided to shut down engine number 2 (right) and immediately asked for priority to land. The plane had landed safely on the runway by using a single engine landing procedure without any casualties
soul and major aircraft material.

From the results of the examination conducted by the NTP Airod and Bandung as the party carrying out engine overhaul, the inferred age factor material (aging) has resulted in the crack in the diff oil pressure so that resulting in leakage of oil very quickly.

Based on the chronology of the flight and reports from various sources then Pangkoopsau II Air Vice Marshal TNI Agus Munandar, provide a certificate of appreciation in the form of Well Done Award because it can land the plane in the event of an emergency single engine with a safe and secure.

The award was given on June 9, 2011 to seven Flight Test Squadron Air Crew-5 under the leadership of the Air Squadron Commander-5. AI-7302 aircraft is able didelivery new to the 5th Squadron Air Sultan Hasanuddin air base on June 6, 2011 and has been able to operate normally.