Anduki Aerodrome Upgrade (Feasibility Study)

Anduki Airfield is a heliport in Seria, a town in the Belait District of Brunei. The airfield is operated and managed by Seria Aviation Department (SAV), a subsidiary of Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP). BSP uses Sikorsky S-92 helicopters to ferry staff to and from its offshore oil platforms. BSP replaced the grass airstrip at Anduki with a paved runway in 2008 and also installed runway edge lighting. Enhanced helicopter take-off and approach procedures using RNAV GNSS will come into effect in May 2012.

It is the intention of BSP to upgrade the Anduki Airfield to accommodate Lockheed Martin Hercules C-130 operations for military exercises by the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAF) for various scenarios such as emergency evacuation.

Thus in March 2012, BSP appointed Petrokon Utama Sdn Bhd (Petrokon) and thereafter Petrokon Utama Sdn Bhd appointed Juruukur Bahan Dan Pengurusan Utamacon-AECOM Asia Company Limited (JBPU-AECOM) to carry out a feasibility study on the upgrading of Anduki Airfield serve RBAF operations using C-130 aircraft in accordance to ICAO requirements as far as this is reasonably practicable.



The objectives of this report are to:

  • Development of a few airfield layout options for the upgrading of the Anduki Airfield layout to accommodate C130 aircraft which takes into account the following:
  • Minimum runway length;
  • Apron layout; and
  • Airspace assessment.
  • Evaluation and assessment of the airfield pavement to accommodate the C130 aircraft.



The results of the feasibility study for the upgrading of the Anduki Airfield contained in this report have been prepared in the absence of the following:

  • Communications/consultations with the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAF) as the primary user of the C-130 aircraft at Auduki Airfield. Consultation with RBAF is important in order to ensure that the upgrade plan is acceptable and meets their military operational requirements; and
  • Communications/consultations with Brunei’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) as the regulator of all airfields under the administration of DCA. Whilst this consultation may not be critical at this stage of the feasibility study, some consultation with DCA is nevertheless important in order to ensure that the upgrading plan (with the support of RBAF) is acceptable to the regulator.

Project Details

Client Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. Sdn. Bhd.
Duration 3 Months
Date of Completion May 2012

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