Jakarta, wapresri.go.id – Arriving from a working visit to the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Vice President K.H Ma’ruf Amin took the opportunity to inspect the complete revitalization of the Indonesian Air Force Base (AU)/Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta, Tuesday afternoon ( 25/10/2022).

The Vice President, accompanied by the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base Commander, First Marshal Adrian P. Damanik, visited various new revitalized facilities, such as the Presidential and Vice Presidential VVIP meeting rooms, VVIP guest rooms, and prayer rooms.

For information, the revitalization of the Indonesian Air Force Base/Halim Perdanakusuma Airport lasted for 178 days, starting from March 15, 2022, to September 9, 2022. President Joko Widodo also inaugurated this revitalization on (05/10/2022).

Based on Presidential Regulation No. 9 of 2022, revitalizing the Indonesian Air Force Base/Halim Perdanakusuma Airport facility aims to improve flight safety and security, including the state-run Naratetama and Naratama flight services. In addition, it supports the Indonesian Air Force’s flight activities.

The revitalization includes: repairing the runway and taxiway, increasing the parking capacity of the Naratetama and Naratama aircraft, renovating the Naratetama and Naratama buildings, renovating operating facilities, and improving the drainage system in the airport/airport.

From the revitalization results, the runway measuring 3000 meters x 45 meters is now suitable for serving wide-body aircraft (such as the Boeing-777). In addition, the capacity of the Naratetama and Naratama aprons has also increased from what was originally only for three small-bodied aircraft, now to four small-bodied aircraft or two wide-bodied aircraft.

Not only that, the Naratetama and Naratama buildings have also been expanded from the original 1,500 square meters to 5,270 square meters. Likewise, the TNI AU’s operating terminal has increased from 500 square meters to 2,230 square meters. (SM/LHS-BPMI Setwapres)