"The Roadmap of the ASEAN Single Aviation Market will be in place in 2015. It includes economic and technical sectgors so that Indonesia needs to take anticipatory steps in the national level," Director for Air Transportation Affairs of the Ministry of Transportation Djoko Murjatmodjo said here on Sunday.
According to Djoko, the Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of Transportation has concluded that in terms of regulations, namely Law No.1/2009 on Aviation, Indonesia is now ready to face the "ASEAN Open Sky" policy.
However, he said, Indonesia needs to sharpen its research, by not only preparing a law but also improving or revising a number of regulations.
What needs to be anticipated, he said, is the possibility of the uniformity of security and management standards of aviation traffic in the ASEAN region.
Besides regulations, Indonesia also needs to prepare infrastructure and facilities as well as adequate human resources like pilots.
Director General of Air Transportation Herry Bakti said earlier that Indonesias aviation sector needed some 800 pilots per annum.
"We need a total of 800 pilots per annum," he told the press on aviation at the Aviation Academy in Tangerang, Banten, on Monday (March 17).
Based on data, Indonesia could only produce 400 pilots a year or only about half of the needs of its aviation sector.
According to reports, based on the Airbus company research, the Asia Pacific region, including Indonesia, is the fastest growing market and is expected to need 11,000 airplanes in the coming 20 years.
"There is no doubt that the Asia Pacific region is a very important region now and in the future," Chief Operating Officer and Customers of Airbus John Leahy said.