Attorney General Sanitiar Burhanuddin explained the modus operandi in the alleged corruption case at PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk. He said that the case took place in the period 2011-2021.
During this period, PT Garuda Indonesia has procured aircraft of various types of aircraft. One of them is the Bombardier CRJ-100 and ATR 72-600, which were carried out in the 2011-2013 period.
“But there are irregularities in the procurement process,” he said in a virtual press conference, Thursday, February 24, 2022.
Deviations that occur in the Feasibility Study/Business Plan review process for the procurement of Sub-100 Seaters (CRJ-1000) aircraft and the procurement of turbopropeller aircraft (ATR 72-600). It includes market analysis, flight network plans, aircraft needs analysis, financial projections and risk analysis.
“All of this is not prepared or made adequately based on the principles of procurement of goods and services, namely efficient, effective, competitive, transparent, fair and reasonable and accountable,” said Burhanuddin.
Deviations also occurred in the tender process in the procurement of Sub-100 Seaters (CRJ-1000) and turbopropeller (ATR 72-600) aircraft. Because it leads to winning certain goods/service providers, namely Bombardier and ATR.
In addition, there are indications of bribery in the procurement process for the Sub-100 Seaters (CRJ-1000) and turbopropeller (ATR 72-600) aircraft from the manufacturer. As a result of the deviant procurement, PT Garuda Indonesia suffered losses.
“Especially in operating the CRJ-1000 and ATR 72-600 aircraft,” said Burhanuddin.
The Attorney General said that the losses incurred were suspected to have benefited a number of parties, in this case the Canadian company Bombardier Inc and the French company Avions de transport regional (ATR). Each as a provider of goods and services as well as an Alberta S.A.S. company. France and Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) Ireland as lessors or parties providing financing for the procurement of the aircraft.