ATC system installed in Balikpapan, Indonesia

On December 21st, Tern successfully completed the installation and testing of a new approach and tower ATC system at Sepinggan International Airport in Indonesia.  Sepinggan Airport is situated just outside the city of Balikpapan and is  the principal airport serving East Kalimantan area on the island of Kalimantan.  The airport services over 65.000 aircraft movements and over 6 million passengers pr. year.

The system installed runs the Tern ATC Automation System (TAS) and consists of 4 approach controller positions, supervisor and analyzing positions and tower controller positions.  It is equipped with all latest technology in ATC automation and will assist the ATC controllers to keep high security standards while maintaining an orderly flow of traffic in the region.

The Sepinggan Intl Airport is the 5th busiest airport in Indonesia and traffic has been increasing rapidly through the years.  It has been important to helicopter services for the oil industry since 1960 and later on for domestic and then international air traffic.  The airport has been undergoing total renovation where new terminals are being built and plans for runway extensions are in the pipeline.  The system operation at Sepinggan is owned and governed by Angkasa Pura I.