Hisham: KLIA2 safety assessment report to be out soon

Hisham: KLIA2 safety assessment report to be out soon
Passengers check-in at the international departures of the low-cost carrier terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2.

SEPANG - An independent safety assessment report on the KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2) will be released soon to answer all safety concerns at the new airport.

Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said Ikram Premier Consulting and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will assess the safety at the new airport's apron, taxiway, runway and terminal.

He added that the independent panel have been monitoring the operations at KLIA2 since its opening on May 2.

"There is no safety risk on the apron taxiway as alleged by certain quarters. We have stated in the past that the settlement at localised spots comprising less than 1 per cent of the apron is anticipated due to differential statement.

"MAHB (Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad) is well prepared with a clear and workable engineering solution to address this issue," Hishammuddin said during a visit to the KLIA2 yesterday.

He said the operations at KLIA2 have been running smoothly with the total passenger traffic exceeding one million people and an average of 60,000 passengers served at the airport daily.

Meanwhile, on the MH370 incident where the Beijing-bound flight went missing on March 8, Hishammuddin hinted that the raw satellite data produced by United Kingdom company Inmarsat may be made public today.

No other information was revealed on how the report will be released though Hishammuddin said that this would be done by the Department of Civil Aviation and Inmarsat.

The satellite data by Inmarsat was the crucial information used to narrow down the search for the missing flight MH370 to the Southern Indian Ocean.

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