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7JetSet7 Code: WON
Status: Operational
Region: ORIENT
Employees 77
Telephone: +62 21 6386 3838
Fax: +62 21 315 31 83

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Formed and started operations in 2003. D B A "PT Wings Abadi Airlines." Domestic, scheduled, passenger, jet airplane services.

JL Teuku Cik Ditiro, Number 77
Thamrin No 12
Jakarta 10310, Indonesia

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.

January 2005: MD-82 (49116), returned to Castle Harbour Leasing, leased to Wings Abadi Air (WON).

October 2005: The Indonesian government banned the operation of 737-200s owing to "safety concerns" in the wake of last month's Mandala Airlines (MND) crash. At the same time, the government banned all airplanes more than 35 years old and/or with more than 70,000 cycles. The crash was the 8th involving Mandala (MND) since 1975 and there have been 74 crashes involving transport airplanes in Indonesia since 1990.

December 2006: Wings Air (WON) operates domestic flights and plans to serve international destinations such as Malyasia and Singapore.

(IATA) Code: IW. (ICAO) Code: WON (Callsign - WINGS ABADI).

Parent organization/shareholders: Lion Airlines (MLI) (100%).

Main Base: Jakarta Soekarno Hatta International Airport (CGK).

Hub: Manado Sam Ratulangi airport (MDC).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Denpasar Bali; Fak Fak; Jakarta; Luwuk; Manado; Mataram; Medam; Palembang; Pekanbaru; Sorong; Ternate; & Yogyakarta.

March 2007: The Indonesian government announced a ban on commercial airplanes >10 years following several mishaps and accidents, the worst of which was the January 2007 crash of a 17-year-old Adam Air (DHI) 737-400 that killed 102. According to the "Associated Press," Transport Minister, Hatta Rajasa insisted the regulation would not require parliamentary approval, but did not indicate when it would go into effect. The current age limit is 20 years. Adam Air (DHI) announced last month, that it intended to lease 6 A320s and build up a fleet of 30 of the type "over the next 5 years," replacing the 737s it now operates. New airplanes will be both leased and purchased.

April 2007: The USA (FAA) announced that Indonesia "does not comply with international safety standards set by (ICAO)" and lowered the country's safety rating to Category 2, ruling that it is "no longer overseeing the safety of its airlines in accordance with international standards." The USA State Department issued its own statement saying that last month's safety assessment conducted by the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation did not include "detailed methodology supporting the ratings" and that "Americans traveling to and from Indonesia should fly directly to their destinations on international carriers from countries whose civil aviation authorities meet international aviation safety standards."

July 2007: Indonesia and (ICAO) signed a "groundbreaking declaration" in Bali under which Indonesia committed to wide-ranging initiatives to improve the safety of its civil aviation system. The deal comes after the European Union (EU) banned all Indonesian airlines from flying into its airspace. Indonesia will restructure the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, enact the required legal framework for it effectively to meet international safety obligations, ensure the required human and financial resources and correct deficiencies identified by (ICAO)'s Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program and other internal or external audits. (ICAO) said, "Indonesia will also implement a proactive and systemic management of safety to comply, in a verifiable manner, with national requirements and (ICAO) international safety standards and industry best practices. This includes a commitment by government authorities and the local air transport industry to foster transparency and the sharing of safety-related data to support the safety management process, under guidelines established by (ICAO)."

November 2007: The European Commission (EC) issued the 6th update of its airline blacklist, removing Suriname's Blue Wing Airlines and lifting the operating restrictions imposed on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Both carriers, however, will remain subject to prioritized ramp inspections at Community airports in order to ensure their "consistent adherence" to relevant safety standards. "This latest revision shows that when airlines take rapid and sound corrective action to comply with safety standards, they can be withdrawn from the list quickly," (EC) VP Transport, Jacques Barrot noted. "It also shows that the list increasingly serves as a preemptive, rather than punitive tool for safeguarding aviation safety." He added that relevant oversight authorities verified measures taken by (PIA) and Blue Wing Airlines and "that these measures provide for long-lasting sustainable solutions to avoid the same problems recurring in the future."

The blacklist now comprises eight individual carriers including TAAG Angola Airlines (ANG), Mahan Air (MHN), and Ukrainian Mediterranean Airlines (UM Air - (UKM)), whose operations are fully banned in the (EU). Also banned are all airlines from Equatorial Guinea (ECV), Indonesia: (AWR); (BLN); (BTV); (DHI); (FES); (GIA); (KTK); (LKW); (MLI); (MND); (NOK); (PNM); (PTF); (REX); (SJA); (TGN); (TMG); (WON); (XPR); Kyrgyzstan: (ITL); (KYR); (PHG); (PHX); (STZ); Liberia: (LBG); Sierra Leone: (ORG); (RUM); (UVL); Swaziland: (AFC); and Democratic Republic of Congo: (TCS); (WDA); & (WET) with the exception of Hewa Bora Airways (EXD), which is subject to operating restrictions). Operational restrictions were placed on Air Bangladesh (BGD) and Air Service Comores (COM).

July 2008: The eighth edition of the European Commission (EC)'s blacklist of banned airlines does not include Iran's Mahan Airlines (MHN), thanks to "significant efforts and progress accomplished by this carrier, which were verified during an on-site inspection," but continues to include Indonesian airlines, including Garuda Indonesia (GIA). "The Commission (EC) decided that the Indonesian authorities have still not developed and implemented an efficient oversight program on any of the carriers under their regulatory control," it said. Ukraine Cargo Airways remains banned as well, and Yemenia Airways (YEM) was told it "should complete its corrective actions plan" by the Air Safety Committee's next meeting. All airlines from Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are banned, while Gabon Airlines and Afrijet (FRJ) from Gabon are allowed to maintain operations at their current level.

August 2008: Indonesia's economy grew +6% (year/year) in the second quarter (Q2).

November 2008: The European Commission (EC) added some other airlines to its list of airlines banned from flying into the European Union (EU). Regarding the Philippines, the (EC) said it "intends to carry out with member states a safety assessment of the Philippine civil aviation authorities in early 2009."

Lion Air (MLI) signed a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with ATR for 10 firm ATR 72-500s with options for 10 more. The deal is valued at >$380 million including options. Deliveries are slated to start in 2009. The 72-seat turboprops will be operated by Lion Air (MLI) subsidiary, Wings Air (WON), which is aiming to develop a low-cost network to feed Lion Air (MLI)'s major hubs.

April 2009: Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation said all airlines based in the country will be required to operate at least 10 airplanes (each) by 2012, at least five of which must be owned. "If not, they will have to shut down or merge with other airlines to meet the quota," a ministry spokesperson told reporters. The rule change (currently Indonesian carriers only have to own two airplanes) is driven by safety concerns. "We want airlines to be financially sound and committed to giving the best in terms of service and safety," the spokesperson said, according to "Agence France Presse."

July 2009: Iran's Mahan Air (MHN) was added to the (EU)'s list of banned airlines, while Garuda Indonesia (GIA), Airfast Indonesia (PTF), Mandala Airlines (MND) and Premiair were removed from the "blacklist." The latest update did not include Yemenia Yemen Airways (YEM), despite recent controversy following the June 29 A310-300 crash that killed 152 passengers and crew. All airlines from Zambia and Kazakhstan were added to the list with the exception of Air Astana (AKZ), which will be allowed limited access to (EU) nations.

(TAAG) Angola Airlines (ANG), already on the list of >200 carriers, will be allowed to operate "into Portugal only with certain airplanes and under very strict conditions," the European Commission (EC) said, adding that the limited access was granted to acknowledge "progress made by the civil aviation authority of Angola [and (TAAG) (ANG)] to resolve progressively any safety deficiencies." All other Angolan airlines remain banned. All Indonesian carriers remain banned apart from the aforementioned four. Complete bans are in place on airlines from Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Swaziland.

European Commission VP Transport Antonio Tajani has called for a global blacklist, a suggestion that has been rejected by (ICAO) for now. "We will not accept that airlines fly at different standards when they operate inside and outside Europe," he said, renewing his call. "It is high time that the international community rethinks its safety policy; those airlines which are unsafe should not be allowed to fly anywhere."

November 2009: Wings Air (WON), a subsidiary of Lion Air (MLI), signed for 15 ATR 72-500s with options for 15 ATR 72-600s. The contract signing firms up a Memo of Understanding (MOU) announced late last year for 10 plus 10 options, respectively. Total value of the order is $600 million.

The airplanes will be delivered between late 2009 and 2011. They will enable (WON) to develop feeder routes for its main hubs and also will replace MD-80 and 737-300/737-400 services on some lower-density routes.

February 2010: Wings Air (WON) took delivery of its 1st 3 ATR 72-500s, part of the order for 15 it placed at last fall's Dubai Airshow. The airplanes will replace MD-80s. The remaining 12 ATR 72-500s are scheduled to deliver through 2011.

April 2010: 2 ATR 72-212As (871, PK-WFI; 898, PK-WFJ), deliveries.

June 2010: 2 ATR 72-212As (905, PK-WFK; 915, PK-WFL), deliveries.

January 2011: 1 ATR 72-212A (937, PK-WFP), delivery.

February 2011: Wings Air and its parent company Lion Air (MLI) signed an operational contract for the purchase of 15 additional ATR 72-500s. This new 72-seat airplane order, which follows the agreement signed in 2010, has been witnessed by Mr Hatta Rajasa, the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Mrs Christine Lagarde, the French Minister of Economy, Finances & Industry, and Mr Philippe Zeller, HE the French Ambassador in Indonesia. These airplanes will bring to 30 the total fleet of ATRs operated by Wings Air (WON).

ATR and Lion Air (MLI) had previously inked a contract in 2009 for the purchase of 15 ATR 72-500s and options for 15 additional airplanes. The deal announced today represents the conversion of all 15 options, resulting from a strong growth of Wings Air (WON)s and Lion Air (MLI)s markets.

(WON) introduced the new ATR 72-500s in Indonesia in January 2010 and 10 of the airplanes are already in operation. With the delivery of the 15 additional airplanes, (WON) and (MLI) will become ATRs largest customer in South-East Asia.

With its fleet of ATRs, (WON) is developing a strong regional network across Indonesia, increasing passenger traffic and frequencies, while improving connectivity to small and remote communities. (WON)s ATR fleet is also enabling (WON) to feed (MLI)s 737-900ER vast routes network.

With the introduction of the new ATRs in the coming months, (WON) will further develop new routes from and to Sumatra, Sulawesi and Java, as well as connecting big cities with flying range within one hour, like Surabaya and Denpasar.

(MLI), its parent company, (WON) and ATR are all grateful to the French and Italian Governments for their essential support provided through their respective Export Credit Agencies (COFACE) and (SACE) in the financing that has permitted the operation of ATR72-500 airplanes by (WON).

Commenting on the announcement, Pak Rusdi Kirana Chairman of (WON) and President Director of (MLI), declares: Our increasing fleet of modern ATR airplanes is making a strong contribution to the growth of our national economy.

Filippo Bagnato Chief Executive Officer of ATR, declares: This very dynamic South-East Asian market represents a third of our sales in the last year and there is already some 130 ATRs being operated there.

February 2012: Wings Air (WON), the regional subsidiary of Lion Air (MLI), will take an additional 27 ATR 72-600s by the end of 2015 and will become the largest operator of (ATR) airplanes in the world with 20 ATR 72-500s and 40 ATR 72-600s.

(ATR) and (MLI) revealed at the Singapore Airshow that (WON) is the unidentified customer for an order of 27 ATR 72-600s included in (ATR)s order book for 2011. The turboprop manufacturer last year booked firm sales of 157 planes and options for 79 airplanes.

(WON)s new order is valued at about $610 million, (ATR) said.

(WON) introduced its 1st (ATR)s in January 2010 and operates a fleet of 16 ATR 72-500s across its domestic network in Indonesia.

Deliveries of the new order will start in November. (WON) will use the additional (ATR)s to develop new routes mainly from Sumatera, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua islands. Some of these airplanes will also replace and complement (WON)s MD-80s and (MLI)s 737s operating from these airports.

Our fleet of ATR 72s is playing a major role in the development and democratization of the aviation services in Indonesia, bringing new travel possibilities, at low rates, to an increasing part of the population, said (WON) Chairman & (MLI) Founder & President, Pak Rusdi Kirana. (MLI) earlier this week firmed up its agreement with Boeing (TBC) to buy 201 737 MAXs and 29 737-900ERs in a $22.4 billion contract that was (TBC)s largest ever.

Kirana dismissed remarks that the countrys two main carriers, (MLI) and Garuda Indonesia (GIA), are acquiring too much capacity. We are working together to build a nation, he said, pointing out that Indonesia has a growing and stable economy, a population of 230 million and lots of islands that need connectivity. I believe that Indonesia can operate up to 1,000 airplanes, by when, I do not know.

(ATR) said the Asia/Pacific region represents more than 40% of its total sales since 2005. There are some 250 (ATR) airplanes operating for Asia/Pacific carriers, plus 80 airplanes on backlog.

August 2014: ATR 72-600 (1168, PK-WGM), ex-(F-WWEI), delivery.

May 2015: ATR72-600 (1250, PK-WHG), ex-(F-WWEB), delivery.

Note: WINGS AIR ABADI (WON) is listed on the latest (EU) blacklist released 03.04.2012 of airlines whose operations are subject to a ban within the (EU)*. *Airlines listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased airplanes of an air carrier which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with.


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WON-ATR72-600 - 2012-02

December 2016:

7 MD-82 (JT8D-217) (49102, 2004-12; 49114, PK-LMS, 2005-07; 1061-49116, /82 PK-LMR 2004-12; 1063-49117, /82 PK-LMP, 2004-12; 1242-49429, /86 PK-LMU, 2005-07; 1278-49417, /86 PK-LMG, 2005-07; 1411-49582, /87 PK-WIH), (MLI) WET-LSD. 165Y.

3 BOMBARDIER DASH 8 (PW123) (108, /88 PK-WIE; 116, /89 PK-WID; 194, /90 PK-WIA), (TCI) LSD 2003-06. 54Y.

20 +10 ORDERS ATR 72-500 (ATR72-212A) (871, PK-WFI, 2010-04; 898, PK-WFJ, 2010-04; 905, PK-WFK, 2010-06; 915, PK-WFL, 2010-06; 937, PK-WFP, 2011-01), (MLI) WET-LSD. 72Y.

27 +20 ORDERS ATR 72-600 (PW127) (1081, 9M-LMF; 1168, PK-WGM, 2014-08, 1250, PK-WHG, 2015-05). 72Y.






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