KUALA LUMPUR FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION KOTA BHARU / SULTAN ISMAIL PETRA AIRPORT UPGRADING OF KOTA BHARU AIRPORT
The Kota Bharu Airport will be upgraded to accommodate full Code 4C aircraft operation. The main works will include the upgrading of the infrastructures in the airside. All works are slated for completion by September 2011.
The purpose of this Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) is to provide advance information and advice regarding the scope of works pertaining to the Kota Bharu Airport upgrading programme. This AIC will be followed by a number of AIP Supplements that will provide details of the upgrading works, introduction of new facilities and revision to the existing procedures.
AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT AREAS AND ANCILLARY FACILITIES
The existing runway length of 1981m x 45m will be extended from Threshold Runway 28 by 491 meters. When completed the runway length will be 2400m x 45m. Runway End Safety Area (RESA) of 90m x 90m provided at both runway ends. [See ATTACHMENT A for the proposed layout of the airport] A new partial parallel taxiway will be introduced to connect the Parking Apron to Threshold Runway 28 and, in order to improve aircraft movement, a connecting taxiway will be provided at 2000 meters from Threshold Runway 10.
The existing VDGS at Bay 1, 2 and 3 will be repositioned to meet separation distance requirement Code C aircraft. A new apron for helicopter operation will be provided. The existing meteorological station will be relocated to a new site.