Wednesday, September 21, 2011
History of Ngurah Rai Airport
Ngurah Rai Airport was built in 1930 by the Department Voor en Verkeer Waterstaats (sort of the Department of Public Works). Along the runway of 700m from the grass airstrip in the middle of the field and graveyard in the village of Tuban. Because of its location in the village of Tuban, the community around this airstrip named as Tuban Airport.
In 1942 Airstip South Bali was bombed by the Japanese Army, who then ruled the land for fighter and transport aircraft them. Airstrip repaired damaged by bombing by the Japanese Army by using Pear Still Plate (steel plate systems).
The next five years 1942-1947, airstrips changing. The length of runway to 1200 meters from the first 700 meters. In 1949 the terminal building was built and a simple flight control tower made of wood. Aviation communication using morse code transceiver.
International Airport, Tuban
To increase tourism in Bali, the Indonesian Government to re-build an international terminal building and runway extension towards the west which was originally 1200 meters to 2700 meters with 2 x 100-meter overruns. The project which ran from 1963-1969 year was named Project Tuban Airport as well as preparation for the internationalization of Tuban Airport.
Reclamation process as far as 1500 meters is done by taking material from the limestone Ungasan times as well as sand and stones from the River Antosari - Tabanan.
With the completion of the temporary terminal and runway at the Airport Project Tuban, the government inaugurated an international flight services at Air Port of Tuban, dated August 10, 1966.
Ngurah Rai International Airport
Settlement Development Airport Tuban marked by the inauguration by President Soeharto on August 1, 1969, which also became a moment of change in the name of the Port of Tuban Airport Ngurah RAI International Air (Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport).
To anticipate the surge of passengers and cargo, then in 1975 up to 1978 the Government of Indonesia rebuild their aviation facilities, among others, by building a new international terminal. The next time the terminal building converted into a domestic terminal, while the old domestic terminal building is used as cargo, catering services business and multi-purpose building.
Development of Airports and Aviation Safety Facility (FBUKP) Phase I
FBUKP Project Phase I (1990 - 1992) includes the expansion of the terminals are equipped with Aviobridge, extension of runway to 3000 meters, the relocation of taxiway, apron expansion, renovation and expansion of the terminal building, expansion of the parking lot of vehicles, cargo building development, building operations and facilities development air navigation facilities and supply of aircraft fuel.
Development of Airports and Aviation Safety Facility (FBUKP) Phase II
FBUKP Project phase II (1998-2000), airport development undertaken by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, among others, by utilizing the mangrove forest area of 12 hectares for use as an aviation safety facilities.
Development of Airports and Aviation Safety Facility (FBUKP) Phase III
FBUKP Project Plan Development Phase III includes the Terminal Building, Building Parking and Apron. Area of the current domestic terminal will be developed only up to a total extent of over 12,000 m which will be used as an international terminal. The existing international terminal will be converted into a domestic terminal. Under these conditions, Ngurah Rai Airport will be able to accommodate up to 25 million passengers.