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The Indonesia aviation industry continues to grow and develop. In August 2016, Indonesia regained Category One status with the FAA, opening up the opportunity for future direct flights between the United States and Indonesia. In the meantime, President Jokowi is emphasizing economic and tourism growth outside of Java leading to commercial aviation growth domestically. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), by 2034 it is expected to be the sixth largest market for air travel. By then some 270 million passengers are expected to fly to, from and within the country, three times the size of today’s market. IATA also predicts that this year Indonesia global air cargo volume will grow 4.5 percent to 53.5 million tons, up slightly from last year's 4.3 percent growth. This growth will create demand for products in all commercial aviation subsectors, including aircraft and spare parts, maintenance, airport design, engineering, and construction, air traffic management equipment and consulting and aviation security equipment.

In the last few months, the leadership in Indonesia aviation sector was dynamic. Former President Director of State Owned Enterprise Angkasa Pura II (AP II) Mr. Budi Karya was appointed as Minister of Transportation which caused a change of leadership in the agency. Similarly, AP1 and AirNav have new President Directors. Thus, please consider participating in the AWG to make vital contacts, learn the latest trends and maintain your companies’ high profile in this promising market.


Cost: $350 from Oct 2017- Sept 2018


  • Full page English and full page Bahasa listing in the US Aviation Directory.
  • in AWG internal meetings
  • market updates/opportunities

Additional activities

Participation Registration Fee does not include cost of additional activities (seminars, trade missions, etc.) beside January 2017 event.

AWG activities are arranged on a cost share basis for each activity. Companies choosing to participate will pay the attendance cost for each specific activity.


For questions or to apply for annual participation, please contact Melissa Wijaya. Email: Melissa.Wijaya@trade.gov


In order to maintain effectiveness and credibility with Indonesian counterparts, group activities and participation are limited to aviation related firms. U.S. firms who do not match the core aviation focus will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


To participate, the U.S. company must meet U.S. Department of Commerce Service Eligibility Policy (SEP) requirements:

1) A U.S. entity (U.S. citizen, incorporated in the U.S., or 95%-owned by either of the first two); and 2) (a) of U.S. origin or (b) 51% U.S. content if not of U.S. origin. Expenses such as R&D, engineering, marketing and headquarter costs that are located in the United States may be included. Please contact us directly to discuss if you have any questions.

Background on the Aviation Working Group Program

On April 20, 2015, with the support of the U.S. Commerce Department and the FAA, Minister of Transportation Ignatius Jonan and U.S. Ambassador Robert O. Blake signed an MOU to officially commence establishment of the U.S. – Indonesia Aviation Working Group. The AWG provides a platform for the U.S. government and companies to engage with Indonesian aviation stakeholders from government agencies, state-owned enterprises, and the private sector in order to share best practices from around the world, and to propose and provide innovative solutions and services to support the growth of the Indonesian aviation sector.

The AWG’s activities focus on policy and technical issues facing the Indonesian aviation sector that include:

  • Air Traffic Management Modernization
  • Airport Infrastructure
  • Aviation Safety and Security
  • Development and Growth of Aviation Support Services
  • Airspace and Airport Capacity Analysis, Development, and Planning
  • General Aviation Access and Integration
  • Cargo Security

Below are several activities under the auspices of the U.S.-Indonesia Aviation Working Group:

  • U.S. Industry Day: On June 9, 2015, Minister Jonan and his aviation leadership team hosted a “U.S. Industry Day” to launch the U.S.-Indonesia Aviation Working Group Program. More than 100 U.S. and Indonesian aviation stakeholders attended, creating a solid foundation for continued engagement under the AWG to provide opportunities for U.S. suppliers and to help support the growth of the Indonesian aviation sector.
  • Air Traffic Management Workshop: On September 16, 2015, the U.S. Embassy Commercial Section held an Air Traffic Management Workshop in partnership with AirNav Indonesia. Over 70 attendees from the U.S. and Indonesian governments and private sector participated in discussions on air traffic management needs, priorities, and plans of Indonesia. AirNav President Director delivered opening remarks. The FAA and MITRE shared U.S. best practices and lessons learned, while some U.S. companies provided presentations on their technologies and capabilities for improved air traffic control and management. (MITRE is a U.S. federally funded research institution that also provides its technical expertise internationally when requested and approved by the FAA.)
  • Aviation Security Seminar: On January 21, 2016, more than 80 participants representing the Indonesian government, Indonesian airlines and airport operators, and U.S. aviation industry participated in a seminar. Organized by the U.S. Embassy Jakarta, the regional U.S. Transportation Security Administration office in Singapore, and the Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA), the event focused on Indonesia’s efforts to improve security at airports, airlines, and other aviation installations around the country, and U.S. security solutions available for the Indonesian market. 
  • Aviation Working Group Industry Day: On June 2, 2016, Minister Jonan hosted a comprehensive AWG program update, which included Indonesian airport operators, airlines, and AirNav. We chose the themes of safety, training, and maintenance needs in order to help Indonesia prepare for its aviation future. In addition, Ambassador Blake hosted a networking reception for AWG participants.
  • U.S.-Indonesia AWG: On January 17, 2017, Minister Budi Karya hosted an event to hear Ministry’s priorities and those of related organizations such as AirNav, AP1 and AP2. The FAA presented on what they are doing in the region to support upgrading of air traffic management. Key people in the Indonesian MoT, airport operators and airlines attended the event. Ambassador Joseph R. Donovan hosted a networking reception at his residence afterwards.
  • USTDA-sponsored Reverse Trade Mission (RTM): On February 27-March 10, 2017, we arranged a visit to the U.S. for Government of Indonesia and SOE delegates from the Indonesian aviation sector to meet with U.S. technology and service providers, end-users, and counterparts such as the FAA. The RTM had two tracks: one focused on air traffic management/air traffic control and one focused on airport infrastructure and security.

Register by Sept. 5 to qualify for Early Bird rate

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