Refleki : Sesuai Antara ttg 28 Aug  Menham ( Menteri Pertahanan) mengatakan : 
"Jangan remeh kekuatan Indonesia". Kalau radar saja tak bisa diurus, maka tentu 
saja diremehkan orang. hehehe

Radar Crashes at Jakarta Airport
Nurfika Osman, Putri Prameshwari & Arientha Primanitha | August 30, 2010

Jakarta. As millions of Indonesians prepare to celebrate the Idul Fitri holiday 
by traveling to visit friends and family, the air traffic control radar that 
manages aircraft movements crashed at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on 
Sunday morning, disrupting dozens of flights and exposing the country's aging 
airport infrastructure. 

The disruption, which lasted for 30 minutes, began at 9:02 a.m., and led 
state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II to temporarily switch the system 
to manual mode to minimize flight delays. 

Hari Cahyono, corporate secretary of Angkasa Pura II, told the Jakarta Globe 
that more than 20 domestic flights were affected by the problem. 

"At least nine planes that were scheduled to land were held back for about 10 
to 15 minutes. At least 15 other flights were forcibly delayed," Hari said. 

He added that the measures were taken "for the safety and security" of 

"No aviation company or pilot complained about this," Hari said. "We are still 
investigating the cause. It could have originated from our software or 
hardware. We realize people are wondering why the old system has not been 
replaced. It is not that simple. Yes, we have been using the same equipment 
since 1996, but we keep improving it." 

He promised that the beleaguered company would find a solution to the equipment 
problems and other infrastructure issues plaguing the airport. 

"The last time the radar shut down in this manner was in June 2009," Hari said. 

This latest incident comes just three weeks after a two-second power outage at 
the airport caused chaos and delayed 62 flights. That incident, on Aug. 6, 
lasted just 1.7 seconds, but some flight management systems took hours to 
recover from the outage. 

Tri Sunoko, chairman of Angkasa Pura II, said following the radar mishap that 
there would a "thorough audit of Soekarno-Hatta's inventory" to identify which 
systems were fully operational and which were not. 

The Ministry of Transportation plans to make Soekarno-Hatta and the main 
airports in Surabaya, Medan, Bali and Makassar international hubs prior to the 
Asean open-skies policy scheduled to come into effect in 2015. 

This goal, however, might be too ambitious, considering the current state of 
the country's airports. 

Yudi Widiana Adia, a legislator on House of Representatives Commission V, which 
oversees transportation, told the Globe on Sunday that the latest incident 
sullied Indonesia's reputation. 

"How is this happening to an international-class airport? This taints 
Indonesia's name abroad and surely it is representative of the quality of 
safety and security within Indonesian flight control [systems]," Yudi said. 

"I am very disappointed. This case will have a very bad impact. Competition in 
aviation is very tight and we could lose out [to other regions in Southeast 
Asia] if blackouts or radar shutdowns occur like this." 

Yudi said hearings on the situation at the airport would be held at the House 
on Wednesday. 

"The matter of safety and security is a matter in which there can be absolutely 
no compromise," he said. 

Dudi Sudibyo, a prominent aviation observer, was equally incensed. 
"Soekarno-Hatta is Indonesia's No. 1 gateway," he said. 

"It is inexcusable to have such an incident. It's time to rejuvenate the 
technology we use." 

Pujobroto, a spokesman for state-owned flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, confirmed 
that a number of the airline's flights had been disrupted by the incident on 
Sunday morning. 

"Our morning flights were delayed for several minutes when the radar went 
down," Pujobroto said.

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