New budget airport to open May 2, ‘minor cracks’ to be repaired – Bernama

Independent consultants Ikram Premier Talking to (IPC) have found the Kuala Lumpur 2 (KLIA2) low-cost carrier terminal to be safe and it will be opened up as scheduled on May 2, said Acting Transport Minister Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein.

Hishammuddin (pic), who is also Defence Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich), said in their preliminary report, they had recommended that minor cracks around the taxiway be repaired as per International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines.

“In IPC’s evaluation, which centered on safety aspects of the taxiway, apron, runway and the surrounding areas, they stated that there were no splits on the runway, only minor types on the taxiway, ” he said in a statement today.

He said in their report, the consultants also confirmed that the terminal building was in good condition, although there were a few minor cracks on the framework, which needed immediate rectification.

“As for the surrounding areas, it was found there was land settling in some places and these too needed to be rectified athough they did not pose any kind of safety risk to the airport’s customers, ” he said.

Hishammuddin said the report was tabled at the last Cabinet conference on Friday following which the ministers decided that it be shared with airlines that would be operating at KLIA2.

“As such, I have advised the Transport Ministry and the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) to call all stakeholders particularly the airlines to meet the (independent) consultants around the matter as soon as possible, ” he said.

Hishammuddin said the Cabinet was also informed that the second phase of the evaluation of KLIA2 by IPC would be done on April 14.

“That is three weeks before the starting of KLIA2 so as to ensure safety aspects at the runway, taxiway and parking apron are up to the mark, ” he added.

Hishammuddin also said that a delegation through the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) brought by its chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed had visited KLIA2 last Thursday to check on it readiness for the May 2 opening.

“At the same time, Operational Preparedness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) exams are being carried out and are proceeding smoothly.

“I as the ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) responsible, will ensure that there will not be any compromise on safety from KLIA2, ” he added. – Bernama, March 17, 2014.


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Independent consultants Ikram Leading Consulting (IPC) have found the Kuala Lumpur 2 (KLIA2) low-cost provider terminal to be safe and it will end up being opened as scheduled on May 2, said Acting Transport Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein.

Hishammuddin (pic), who is also Defence Minister, said in their preliminary report, they had recommended that minor splits on the taxiway be repaired according to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines.

“In IPC’s evaluation, which focused on safety aspects of the taxiway, apron, runway and the surrounding areas, they stated that there were simply no cracks on the runway, only small ones on the taxiway, ” he or she said in a statement today.

He said in their report, the consultants also confirmed the terminal building was in good condition, although there were a few minor cracks around the structure, which needed immediate rectification.

“As for the surrounding areas, it was found there was land sinking in some places and these too must be rectified athough they did not present any safety risk to the airport’s users, ” he said.

Hishammuddin said the report was tabled at the last Cabinet meeting on Friday following that the ministers decided that it be distributed to airlines that would be operating at KLIA2.

“As such, You will find instructed the Transport Ministry and the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) to call all stakeholders particularly the airlines to meet the (independent) specialists on the matter as soon as possible, ” he or she said.

Hishammuddin said the Cabinet was also informed the second phase of the evaluation of KLIA2 by IPC would be done on April 14.

“That is three weeks before the opening of KLIA2 so as to make sure safety aspects at the runway, taxiway and parking apron are up to the mark, ” he added.

Hishammuddin also said that a abordnung from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) led by its chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed had stopped at KLIA2 last Thursday to check on this readiness for the May 2 starting.

“At the same time, Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) tests are being carried out and are continuing smoothly.

“I since the minister responsible, will ensure that there will not be any compromise on safety at KLIA2, ” he added. – Bernama, March 17, 2014.

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