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Short Biography

Soerjanto Tjahjono was born on May 23, 1960 in Jakarta. After graduating from high school in 1979, I entered the Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), studied in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and graduated in 1986. I joined Garuda Indonesia Airline as a system analyst and computer programmer for about 1.5 year. In 1988, I had been transferred to Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) commissioned an airframe and power-plant technician (practices as aircraft engineer) for 1.5 year. In beginning 1990, I joined to Engineering department as junior structure engineer. In 1991, as the lead of narrow Body structure group for Fokker F-28, DC-9 and Boeing 737, and assigned to develop Reliability Control Program for Garuda Indonesia Airline. Since 1991 he served also as an instructor for Corrosion Control Program, Composite Repair and Airworthiness. In the end of 1993 as a head of the aircraft structure department.


In end of 1994, I moved to Delft, The Netherlands to begin my doctoral studies under supervision of Prof. Ir. L. B. Vogelesang and Prof. ir. K. Smit. As part of the Structures and Materials group, the subject investigates Glare as a repair material in existing aircraft and as a replacement for aircraft structural parts (e.g. cargo floor panel) and economic consequences in aircraft repair and maintenance. I was graduated in June 1998 and return to Garuda Indonesia and also joint NTSC.

Working Experiences
Foreign Investigation
Industrial Visit

Investigation Experiences

  • Aircraft Accident
  • Ship Accident
  • Train Accident
  • Road Accident

Summary of Curriculum Vitae

Awesome Works that I've contibuted to. Proudly.!
Working experiences
  • Since 1987 - this day Joined with Garuda Indonesia
  • September 1988-Nov. 1988 System programmer for mainframe computer
  • November 1988-August 1989 Aircraft technician in Airframe and Power-plant
  • August 1989 - Dec. 1989 Structure Engineer in Engineering Department
  • January 1990-Feb. 1991 Head of Structure engineer of Airbus A-300
  • February 1991-April 1994 Group Leader of Structure Engineer of Narrow Body
  • April 1994-November 1994 Head of aircraft Structure Engineering Department
  • January 1990-Nov. 1994 Member of Aircraft incident and accident Investigator within Garuda Indonesia
  • 1990-1994 Aircraft recovery for Fokker F-28, DC-9, Airbus A-300 and Boeing B 737-300
  • May 1991 Jointed for repair of F-28 in Fokker Aircraft Services, Woensdrecht, the Netherlands
  • 1992-1993 Group leader in preparing Reliability Control Program
  • 1993-1994 Group leader in preparing Aircraft Weight and Balance (In complying AOC 121) and Engineering procedure manual
  • 1992-1993 Member for FAA certification preparation for FAR 145 of Garuda Maintenance Facilities as for a Repair Station
  • 1991-1994 Member of aircraft aging program of Boeing corrosion prevention and control program (CPCP)
  • 1991-1994 Instructor in Corrosion Control Program in complying an Aging Program (Corrosion Prevention and Control Program)
  • 1992-1994 Instructor in Composite Repair
  • 1993-1994 Instructor in Airworthiness
  • 1990-2000 Member of Aging Working Group at McDonnell Douglas for DC - 10 and DC - 9
  • 1996-1998 Member of Maintenance Review Board at McDonnell Douglas for MD-11
  • 1990-this day Active in failure Analysis of structure parts, engine, tire etc with university, manufactures etc.
  • 1997-2003 Member of Indonesia - Netherlands on Research and Technology
  • 1998-this day Member of National Transport Safety Committee (KNKT)
  • 1998-2004 Group leader Research on Hovercraft for Military and Civilian application of Indonesian Navy
  • 2000-this day Chairman of Maintenance Research Center of Indonesia, in Suryadarma University
  • 2000-2001 Group leader in preparing Garuda Emergency Response Plan manual
  • 2001-2000 Research on Electrical Bus with DAMRI, Research and Development of Transport Department and Suryadarma University , as transport Solution in Big City
  • 1999-2001 Participating with Suryadarma University and PT. Telagaherang, Chief of research on Hovercraft development project.
  • 2001-2005 General Manager of Engineering and Maintenance of Aviation Safety, PT Garuda Indonesia
  • 2001-2002 Investigator In Charge of train Accident of Empu Jaya and Cirebon Exspress and Accident of Empu Jaya and Gaya Baru Malam.
  • 1999-this day Group Leader of Engineering group in major accident investigation e.g. Silk Air at Palembang, Garuda Flight 152 at Medan, Garuda 421 at Bengawan Solo river, Lion Air at Adisumarmo Airport, Mandala at Semarang Airport, Mandala at Polonia Airport, Adam Air at Tambulaka etc.
  • 2002-this day Active on research institute “Lembaga Penelitian Suryawandinata”
  • 2002-this day Instructor in Risk Management and Emergency Response Plan for CASO training provided by Indonesia Aviation Training Academy (Curug) Department of Transport
  • 2002-2004 Chief of research in Automatic Train Stopper of PT Mandala Mitra Persada
  • 2004-2005 Chief on aircraft recovery equipments e.g. Airbag, Aircraft tire jack etc of PT Air salvage Asia
  • 2004-2006 Chief of hovercraft project (25 personnel) for Indonesia navy of PT Hoverindo
  • 2006-2008 Chief of hovercraft project for bovine digul of PT Sumber Daya Primatama.
  • 2007-2008 Maintenance director of PT Eagle Air
  • 2008-this day CEO of PT. Global Maintenance Facility
  • 2008-2012 Deputy of Maintenance department of PT Indonesia Air Transport
  • 2005-this day Active in Avtur quality improvement program of PT Pertamina Aviation, INACA and NTSC
  • 2010-this day CEO of PT. Kabindo that design and manufacture of Hovercraft, Very Fast Boat and airboat
  • 2011-this day Group leader in Wind turbine research with Litbang of Indonesia Navy and Diponegoro University
  • 2011-this day INACA as a Chairman on safety of Operation and Technique
  • 2015 – this day Chairman of Komite Nasional Keselamatan Transportasi (KNKT)
Working experienced with foreign investigation Government and Manufacture
  • 1. National Transport safety Board (NTSB), USA
  • 2. Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), UK
  • 3. Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau of Singapore’s
  • 4. Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee of Taiwan
  • 5. Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), Australian
  • 6. Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA), France
  • 7. Boeing Aircraft Company
  • 8. Airbus Industries
  • 9. Fokker Aircraft Company
  • 10. Douglas Aircraft Company
  • 11. Thales, France
  • 12. Smith Industries, UK
  • 13. General Electric, aircraft engine and train.
  • 14. Pratt and Whitney engine manufacture
  • 15. Snecma Engine manufacture, France
  • 16. Eurocopter, Helicopter manufacture
  • 17. Turbomeca, engine manufacture, France
  • 18. Honeywell, APU engine manufacture, USA
  • 19. Good Year, tire manufacture, USA
  • 20. Simec, tire Manufacture, Malaysia
  • 21. Bridgestone, tire manufacture
Industrial Visit
  • 1. Dunlop, in Birmingham, UK
  • 2. Pratt and Whitney Singapore
  • 3. KLM maintenance, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 4. Fokker Aircraft services, Woensdrect, The Netherlands
  • 5. Lufthansa Technique, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 6. Standard Aero, engine shop, in Canada
  • 7. Airdolomity Aircraft Maintenance, in Italy
  • 8. Good Year aircraft tire retreat, in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 9. Singapore Engineering, Singapore
  • 10. SPro, landing gear repair shop
  • 11. ATR repair station, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 12. Ratier, propeller manufacture and repair, in Vigac, France
  • 13. Deutz, Diesel engine manufacture, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 14. DAFT, Truck and diesel engine manufacture, Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • 15. Fokker Space, in The Netherlands
  • 16. Shell Test Laboratory, in UK
  • 17. Rotterdam Ship Yard, The Netherlands
  • 1981 Glider pilot, in Kalijati Indonesia Airforce base, Subang, Indonesia
  • 1987-1988 Computer Programmer and Computer Analyst
  • 1988 Corrosion Control at Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara (IPTN)
  • 1989 Aircraft Repair of Airbus A-300 in Jakarta
  • 1989 Aircraft Maintenance Familiarization and Repair at Fokker Aircraft Services Woensdrecht, the Netherlands
  • 1989 Advance Composite Repair at Boeing Training Center Seattle USA
  • 1989 Corrosion Prevention and Control Program at Boeing Training Center Seattle USA
  • 1989 Mechanical and Power-plant at Boeing Training Center Seattle USA
  • 1989 Engine CFM - 56 of Boeing 737-300 at General Electric USA
  • 1990 Composite Repair at Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara (IPTN)
  • 1990 Non-destructive Test for B747 - 200 and Engineering training, at KLM, Amsterdam the Netherlands
  • 1990 AutoCAD, Garuda Training Center
  • 1991 Finance for Non Finance Manager, At General Electric USA
  • 1991 Reliability Methods in Mechanical and Structure Design, Bandung Indonesia
  • 1991 Aircraft Maintenance and Reliability
  • 1991 Continuing Airworthiness Course, by ICAO at Civil Aviation Training Center Indonesia
  • 1991 Basic Quality Techniques South Australian Centre for Manufacturing
  • 1994 Maintenance Review Board for N-250 Indonesia Airworthiness Authority
  • 1994 Advance Original Airworthiness, by ICAO, at Jakarta Indonesia
  • 1999 Accident Investigation Work–Shop, Singapore Aviation Academy.
  • 2001 Company Aviation Safety Officer (CASO), Jakarta
  • 2002 Practice Emergency Response Plan with Changi Airport, Singapore
  • 2006 Risk Management by AECMA in Jakarta
  • 2008 Human Factor, Jakarta – ATSB (Australia)
  • 2008 Blood and Pathogen, Jakarta – ATSB (Australia)
  • 1989 Simposium Nasional Kelelahan Pada Material & Struktur IPTN, Bandung Indonesia
  • 1992 New Challenges in Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering, Singapore
  • 1994 Lloyd’s Insurance Aviation Seminar, Jakarta
  • 1996 ISATI 96, Jakarta Indonesia.
  • 1997 ICCM, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 2000 Structure Seminar
  • 2005 Fast Boat design and safety workshop, Jakarta
  • 2007 Tire safety workshop, Jakarta’s
  • 2008 Road Safety, workshop, Jakarta
  • 2009 Calibration and measurement, workshop, in Bandung
  • 2010 Puasa dan Terbang, workshop, Jakarta