National Airports Corporation (NAC)

NAC boss welcomes investigation

This follows the March 22nd clash between security guards who rampaged the Jackson’s International Airport.

Rex Kiponge, when welcoming the investigation directed by Prime Minister James Marape, said he has nothing to hide.

“I have nothing to hide, so I stand with open arms and invite the interim Chairman of ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) and his team to freely engage with me and my staff at NAC to complete its investigations and make a report to NEC.

Uncivilised incident: ACP

Yesterday’s fight between two security firms stemmed from what was reported as a change of contracted security by the National Airports Corporation (NAC).

ACP Wagambie Jnr said the incident was an act of domestic terrorism on a vital Government installation.

“This has never happened before,” he stated.

“We will work closely with NAC security to ensure that those that have broken Civil Aviation laws are dealt with under that Act, which carries hefty penalties.”

Mt Hagen flights downgraded

The downgrade is effective as of Wednesday June 10th and will allow the National Airports Corporation (NAC) to carry out maintenance works on the runway.

The runway works will continue for up to three months.

Link PNG now operates up to four daily flights to Mt Hagen - two are operated by the Q400 while the remainder are operated by Dash 8.



Thermal camera to support COVID-19 response

The thermal camera, donated by Leon Hardware, is valued at K64,900 and was presented to NAC Management on Friday 24th April.

“We are happy to donate this thermal camera to the NAC. Apart from the small thermal guns, this camera can be installed at the terminal entry and will assist in detecting high temperatures of persons of interest,” explained, Shirley Pugali, Leon Hardware HR Manager.

Over K90m contract for Kavieng Airport upgrade

A contract signing was witnessed today between the State, contractor China Railway Construction Engineering Group and the National Airports Corporation.

The contract for the upgrade of Kavieng Airport was awarded to the lowest substantially responsive bidder, which is the China Railway Construction Engineering Group, at the value of ninety-one-million, eight-hundred-and-fifty-thousand, four-hundred-and-sixty-three Kina, forty-seven toea.

K15m airport deal signed

The NAC officially signed the deal with the Korean Engineering Consultants Corporation at the government house on Thursday.

The CADIP project implementation unit of NAC is administering all the contracts, including bidding, contract awarding and supervision, and the Korean Engineering Consultants Corporation will assist in supervising the work.

Now with projects underway, the NAC wants to ensure delivery within budget and time to increase resources in the unit to supervise the remaining contracts.

NAC wokman kisim hevi long paia

NAC i tok tripela lain husat i kisim bagarap tasol i no dai i stap nau long Nonga haus sik wantaim bikpela bagarap.

Ol i no save yet long as bilong paia long dispela taim, na ol polis na ol narapela ejensi i wok long mekim wok painim yet long save long dispela. 

Siaman bilong NAC Bod, Reuben Aila, i tok em i gat bikpela sori tru.

“Bel bilong mipela i hevi long tokaut olsem tete long moning taim mipela lusim sampela bikpela laip long NAC Tokua famili. Mipela prei long ol famili husat i kisim dispela bagarap long ol i ken painim bel isi na helpim long dispela taim.”

NAC reports casualties in morning blaze

NAC says three survivors are now being treated for serious burns at the Nonga Base General Hospital.

The cause of the incident (fire) is unknown at this stage, as police and relevant agencies are carrying out investigations to determine it.

The chairman of the NAC Board, Reuben Aila, has expressed great sadness “with a heavy heart we advise that we have lost some precious lives this morning from the NAC family at Tokua. We pray for the affected families and are offering comfort and support”.

Gurney Airport to be upgraded

Project contracts were signed between the National Airports Corporation (NAC) and Chinese contractor, Sino Hydro.

Present to witness was Deputy Prime Minister Charles Abel, Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Davies Steven, Civil Aviation Minister Alfred Manase and Chinese Embassy officials.

Sino Hydro managing director, He Tingfu, said the company was ready to immediately begin work.

“We now stand ready and committed to work with the NAC team to implement this airport project,” he said.