• Mount Agung Update: Threatened Volcanic Dust Aircraft Engine Closed

    Here’s a Video Atmosphere at Airside Ngurah Rai Airport

    International Airport Operations I Gusti Ngurah Rai which is now closed due to the presence of volcanic ash that covered the air space Ngurah Rai Airport, resulting in a number of parking planes in Apron (airport parking location) Monday (27/11/2017).

    Communication & Legal Section Head of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Arie Ahsanurrohim said the number of aircraft parking at Apron Airport is 24 airplanes. “In the northern apron there are 23 aircraft and in the southern apro as many as 1 aircraft, totaling 24 aircraft,” he explained.

    From the Tribun watch in the field, a number of the plane is the engine or engine is seen given a cover engine. As seen from the video obtained by Tribun from Communication & Legal Ngurah Rai Airport all aircraft use cover engine to cover the engine so that volcanic dust does not enter into aircraft engine.

    This is to minimize the entry of volcanic ash particles into the engine plane that can damage the engine and endanger the flight. The atmosphere on the airside looks deserted from the activities of groundhandling staff who during normal times busy there.

    As previously reported, Angkasa Pura Management (AP) I I Gusti Ngurah Rai immediately held a coordination meeting with all stakeholders of the Airport.
    And the result of the closed meeting resulted the airport operational agreement closed for 24 hours ahead.

    “Starting at 07.15 WITA until 07.00 WITA tomorrow morning we agreed to make the airport closure. That this decision is taken on the basis of considerations that we must carry out, “said GM AP I Ngurah Rai, Yanus Suprayogi.

    He said the steps were taken because of the results of reports BMKG, paper test, pilot report and VAAC Australia positive there is volcanic ash.

    This closure is NOTAM from AirNav Indonesia number A4242 / 17 NOTAMN. (*)

    Sources: http://bali.tribunnews.com/2017/11/27/terancam-debu-vulkanik-begini-video-suasana-di-airside-bandara-ngurah-rai-mesin-pesawat-ditutup
    Translated by Aryaputra PandeBIC

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