Monday, December 10, 2012

Dirgantara Claims Ignorance over the Rolls-Royce Bribery Case

 Monday, 10 December, 2012 | 16:04 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Bandung:   State-owned aircraft manufacturing company Dirgantara Indonesia has never worked with Rolls-Royce. “Never,” stressed Dirgantara Production Director Supra Dekanto, when Tempo contacted him on Dec. 7.

According to Supra, his company cooperated with various aircraft manufacturers from a number of countries, among them Bell and Boeing in the United States, and Airbus in Europe.

Sonny Saleh Ibrahim, Dirgantara’s Assistant Director of Quality Management Systems said his company did not use aircraft engines from Rolls-Royce in producing aircrafts. He pointed that CN-235, an aircraft produced by Dirgantara, used General Electric-made engines. “We do not use engines made by Rolls-Royce,” he said.

Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls Royse reported allegations of corruption and bribery in China and Indonesia to the Senior Fraud Office (SFO). Cited by BBC, Rolls-Royce representative offices and their partners in the fields of distribution, maintenance, and prototype services admitted to being forced to bribe “certain people” in China and Indonesia.”

The last time Rolls-Royce signed a business agreement in Indonesia was with Garuda Indonesia on November. Rolls-Royce signed a contract for the maintenance of the Garuda engines. Garuda spokesman Pujobroto refused to respond to Rolls-Royce’s accusations.



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