Suara.com – The Director General of Air Transportation, Ministry of Transportation, Agus Santoso, is optimistic that Kertajati Airport in Majalengka Regency, West Java, can operate by 2018. The airport is planned to be able to be landed by the largest aircraft in the world.
As is known, the construction of air side like runway or runway of Kertajati Airport or officially named International Airport of West Java (BIJB) is obligation of Central Government, in this case is Ministry of Transportation. Adapaun land development is the responsibility of West Java Provincial Government and PT West Java International Airport (BIJB) as a Regional Owned Enterprise (BUMD).
Agus confirmed that it was determined to complete the rest of the 500-meter runway construction. Previously, Kemenhub has completed the construction of a 2,500 meter runway at the airport.
“If the Kemenhub is from the air side, the 2,500 meters are already there, in the future we will build another 500. So the total is 3,000 meters,” said Agus at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten, Sunday (28/5) / 2017).
Meanwhile, regarding the remaining land to be acquired, the Ministry of Transportation handed over to the local government to immediately complete. Thus, the operating target remains in place by 2018.
“The problem of land acquisition is the responsibility of the local government, we hold the promise of regional government, it is targeted to operate in 2018. If the air side (runway) mah early (2018) if from the air side,” he said.
With the addition of 500-meter runway, continued Agus, then the world’s largest aircraft that is Airbus A380 can operate at the Airport.
“Kertajati will be able to serve the world’s largest aircraft, Airbus A380, with a runway width of 60 meters.And also there will be a hardened solder (road) on the left-right of the road, because the engine will be four, So the width can (fitting) on the left and right, “lid Agus.
Airbus A380 itself is a wide two-tiered plane with four engines capable of loading 850 passengers. This aircraft is the largest commercial aircraft ever made.
Source: http://www.suara.com/bisnis/2017/05/30/145217/bandara-kertajati-akan-bisa-didarati-pesawat-terbesar-di-dunia (31 Mei 2017 / 15.27 PM)