Let’s get to know more about the plane parking attendant or marshaller. But before discussing further about this aircraft guide, let’s get to know the parent at a glance.
In Indonesia, marshallers are members of a company separate from the airline, namely Gapura Angkasa, a company created by Garuda Indonesia, AP I and AP II. While working, they work in a ground handling or ground service team.
Yesterday, Thursday (28/1/2021), Bali Tourism visit the aircraft parking attendant or marshaller office at Terminal 3 of Soekarno Hatta Airport.
“Marshaller is a member of PT Gapura Angkasa, his field of work at ground handling or ground services, “said Doddy Adhitya, Manager of Ground Support Equipment, Maintenance and Operations at PT Gapura Angkasa, who is in charge of heavy equipment engineering and operators.
There are many jobs held by Gapura, including before and after (pre- and post-) flights. So, you could say that their work is more than we think.
Doddy explained that the operator sector includes guiding the parking of an aircraft. Not only that, garbarata operators are also carried out by Gapura.
“The operator is from the aircraft guide officer to the officer pushing the plane or push back car,“he explained.
Furthermore, Gapura also provides buses that carry passengers to and from the plane after passing through the gate boarding.
Workers climb the stairs of the mobile tower in the parking lot of Terminal 3 Ultimate Soekarno Hatta Airport (Photo: Rachman Haryanto / Bali Tourism)
“Besides that, I also handle passenger buses that carry passengers from the terminal to the plane and vice versa,” said Doddy.
Then, what other tasks are performed by Gapura that only passengers can feel without knowing who is doing it?
“For heavy equipment, we have a wide variety of heavy equipment, we call it GSE (ground support equipment), it consists of we have push back car, its function is to push the plane, us bagagge towing tractor to pull a cart or other useful means of getting luggage into the high compartments, “he elaborated.
“In addition, we have support, such as ground power for electrical aircraft. We have ACU (air conditioner unit) its function is to provide cold air or air conditioning to the aircraft cabin. Apart from that we have power starter unit, its function is to move engine the plane when it died, “Doddy added.
Doddy calls the workers on ground handling will also supply water using water service trucks and other trucks. Apart from these tools, Gapura also has other supporting tools on land.
“Officers who carry the Gapura tools must have qualifications or certificates. This letter is issued by the Ministry of Transportation. Every person has a certificate for a tool so they are not allowed to operate another,” he said.
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