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Indonesia's first commercial heliport commences trial operation

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 12, 2019   /   03:14 pm
Indonesia's first commercial heliport commences trial operation AP II commercial and business director Daan Achmad (second left) and Whitesky Aviation CEO Denon Prawiraatmadja (second ledt) inspect the newly launched heliport located near Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on April 12. (Courtesy of/ AP II)

State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has inaugurated the first heliport in the country, located near Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten.

The construction of the heliport on Jl. South Perimeter was jointly implemented by AP II and PT Whitesky Aviation.

“With the completion of the first phase of its construction, the commercial heliport will commence operations, although on a trial basis” said AP II president director M. Awaluddin in a press statement received on Friday.

He expressed appreciation toward Whitesky Aviation for its initiative to develop the heliport, saying that the facility would boost the reputation of the Soekarno-Hatta, the largest airport in the country.

Whitesky CEO Denon Prawiraatmadja said the heliport was constructed on 2.7 hectares of land that was a supporting facility for Soekarno-Hatta. “The heliport was part of the city public transportation’s facility to support Soekarno-Hatta,” he added.

The Rp 80 billion heliport project will include eight helipads, 10 hangars,  a customer lounge, café and offices.

Denom said the hangar would be able to accommodate Bell 505 helicopters or 20 Bell 429/ Airbus H130 helicopters. (bbn)