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Jakarta Post

Restoring sovereignty over Indonesian skies

  • Chappy Hakim and Tjahyo T. Andoko

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 14 2019   /  01:13 am

JP/FadliThe management of air traffic and flights in the country follows the regulations set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which has divided Indonesian skies into three flight information regions (FIRs), namely Jakarta, Makassar and Singapore. The Singapore FIR covers quite a large part Indonesia’s airspace jurisdiction. Beyond Indonesia’s wishes, parts of its airspace have been under Singapore’s Aviation Authority since 1946. In fact, no country would ever delegate its aviation authority to another country without the will of the delegating country. Under such circumstances, Indonesia has for over 70 years been facing limitations and obstacles in exercising its right to control flight operations in its own airspace. Flight operations in the region include not only flight activities related to aviation in the context of aero-economic development for the w...