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Name: SEMPATI AIR TRANSPORT
7JetSet7 Code: SEM
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: ORIENT
City: JAKARTA
Country: INDONESIA
Employees 700
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Background
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FORMED IN 1968. A K A SEMPATI AIR TRANSPORT. DOMESTIC, SCHEDULED, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

Indonesia (the Republic of Indonesia) was established in 1945, it covers an area of 1,904,569 sq km, its population is 210 million, its capital city is Jakarta, and its official language is Indonesian.

SEPTEMBER 1994: SUBSIDIARY OF PT TRI USAHA BHAKTI.

SERVICES TO JAYAPURA, KENDARI, KAOHSIUNG, MATARAM, PALU, PERTH & TAIPEI.

2 737-230'S, EX-LUFTHANSA (DLH).

MARCH 1995: 2 +8 ORDERS F 70'S (LAUNCH CUSTOMER). 10 ORDERS CN-250'S.

JOINT SERVICE WITH SILKAIR (SLK) BETWEEN ISLAND OF LOMBOK AND SINGAPORE.

APRIL 1996: SEMPATI AIR TRANSPORT (SEM) CHIEF, HUTOMO MANDELA PUTRA IS YOUNGEST SON OF INDONESIAN PRESIDENT SOEHARTO, & IS CHAIRMAN & CEO OF HUMPUSS GROUP WHICH HAS 25% STAKE IN (SEM).

NEW ROUTE TO UK.

JULY 1996: 1 A300B4-200 (247) (CF6-50C2), EX-AIR JAMAICA (JAM), LEASED.

JULY 1997: SANTUN NAINGGOLAN, PRESIDENT.

2,800 EMPLOYEES.

1996 = 3.6 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX).

PLANS TO DISPOSE NON-CORE BUSINESS OF MAINTENANCE AND REDUCE STAFF.

ACCDT: (SEM) F27 CRASHED AT BANDUNG = 30 FATALITIES.

OCTOBER 1997: DROPPED 18 DOMESTIC & 5 INTERNATIONAL ROUTES AND IS DISPOSING OF ITS F27'S, F 70'S, AND F 100'S.

DECEMBER 1997: TO ACQUIRE 26 737-222'S, EX-UNITED AIRLINES (UAL), VIA ASEAN MARKETING INVESTMENTS (AKT), A SUBSIDIARY OF THE HUMPASS GROUP A (SEM) MAJOR SHAREHOLDER CONTROLLED BY HUTOMO MANDALA PUTRA, YOUNGEST SON OF INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT SUHARTO. THE DEAL IS WORTH $100 MILLION, INCLUDING REFURBISHMENT OF 100 PAX AIRPLANES. THESE WILL REPLACE THE FOKKERS AND SUPPLEMENT THE 5 737-222'S. 3 OF 4 A300B4'S ARE IMPOUNDED IN MALAYSIA DUE TO NON-PAYMENT OF RENTALS. 5 737-281'S (20450; 20451; 20452; 20506; 20507), EX-ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA), (AKT) LEASED.

MARCH 1998: AXES ALL INTERNATIONAL ROUTES & LAYS OFF 60% STAFF. REDUCED FLEET TO 7 737-200'S AS INDONESIA'S ECONOMIC CRISIS DEEPENS. NOW ONLY 700 EMPLOYEES. RETURNED 4 A300B4'S AND 7 F 100'S. ONLY 5 737'S IN OPERATIONS. RAPID FALL OF INDONESIA RUPIAH VS US DOLLAR MADE LEASE RATES PROHIBITIVELY EXPENSIVE & UNDERMINED PLANNED PURCHASE OF 26 737-222'S FROM UNITED AIRLINES (UAL) TO ONLY 12 WITH 1ST DELIVERY AT THE END OF 1998. DOMESTIC SERVICE HALVED WITH 30% LF (LOAD FACTOR).

JUNE 1998: CEASES OPERATIONS.

SEPTEMBER 1998: 2 F 100'S (11266; 11339) RETURNED TO (GPA), LEASED TO MEXICANA (CMA).

OCTOBER 1998: PLANS TO RESUME OPERATIONS WITH 2 A300'S, BALI - MEDAN, BALI - PERTH, AND MEDAN - GUAMGZHOU.

JUNE 1999: FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY AFTER CEASING OPERATIONS IN JUNE 1998. TOTAL DEBT OF $14 MILLION IS TOO DEEP TO RECOVER FROM.

AUGUST 1999: F 100 (11264) RETURNED TO LESSOR, (GEH) LEASED TO TAM (TPR), BRAZIL.

MARCH 2001: AFTER SUSPENDING OPERATIONS IN JUNE 1997, HAS NOW PARTED OUT ITS REMAINING 5 737-300'S.

December 2002: 737-281 (20451), sold to Phoenix Aviation (PHX).

August 2010: See video "SEMPATI HISTORY" - -

Fleet:
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June 1997:

0 737-222 ADV (JT8D) (37-19055, /68 60 64; 99-19076, /68 58 60;
191-18948, /69 57 58; 198-18950, /69 58 61; 201-18952, /69 57 59), EX-(UAL). ALL 5 PARTED OUT 2001-03.

0 737-281 (JT8D) (262-20450, /70 59 57; 266-20451, /70 57 56; 270-20452, /70 58 57; 280-20506, /71 57 55; 282-20507, /71 51 60), EX-(ANA), RTND (AKT) 20506; 20507; TO (PHK) 2001-04. 20451 ST (PHX) 2002-12.

0 F27-200, 2 SOLD.

0 F27-600, 3 SOLD.

0 + 6/5 ORDERS F 70, 2 SOLD. ORDERS CANCELED.

0 F 100, RTND (GEH) 3/98 (11266; 11339 TO (CMA) 9/98), (11264 TO (TSP) 1999-08).

00 ORDERS CN-250, CANCELED.

Management:
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HUTOMO MANDALA PUTRA, CHAIRMAN.

SUBAGIO SE, PRESIDENT DIRECTOR (1997-11).

MANGARATUA SIAHAAN, CHIEF TECHYNICAL OFFICER (1997-11).

EDDY PRAMOMO, SENIOR VP MAINTENANCE (TO FINANCE 1997-11).

DONO SUKOCO, MANAGER TECHNICAL (1998-01).

MAMIKE WINARNO, MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) (1996-10).

BAMBANG PUJIANTO, MANAGER AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING (1996-10).

ARIEF BUDIMAN, MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING MANAGER (1997-11).

INDRA UTAMA, PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL (PPC) MANAGER (1997-11).

 
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