Civil Aviation Development Investment Program (CADIP) Project Updates


Presently, Papua New Guinea’s airports cannot sufficiently accommodate F100 aircraft. The introduction of the F100 has deteriorated the condition of airport runways in PNG. Inadequate funding has prevented the maintenance of related airport equipment, such as RFFS trucks and standby power supplies. Most airports do not have security fencing. CADIP will ensure certification and operational deficiencies, including the runway length of F100 airports, meet ICAO requirements.


Objectives of CADIP

Airway Infrastructure

- To meet minimum Papua New Guinea Civil Aviation Rules (CARs) and International Civil Aviation organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practises, at NAC's 22 airports

- To meet F100 operational requirements at all jet airports

- To mee Dash 8 Operational requirements at all non-jet airports

- To improve Cargo Network Services (CNS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems, thus enabling seamless air navigation operations


Capacity building of NAC, PNGASL, CASAPNG and AIC

- Staff training and capacity building of the three entities


Runway Deficiencies

Runway Length Deficiencies F100 aircraft require a minimum runway length of 1900 metres. Only three of NAC’s 22 airports meet this requirement. The CADIP runway length upgrade will ensure that 12 airports can accommodate F100 aircraft.


Runway Legnth

Runway F100 Operational Deficiencies
Currently, only Port Moresby Airport meets the certification and operational requirements to accommodate F100 aircraft. CADIP upgrades will ensure that each airport has the required runway width, strip width and transitional surfaces. The upgrade will also confirm each airport meets operational requirements, including standby power, security fencing, apron parking, runway, taxiway and apron strength, and a runway length sufficient for take-off at full payload.


Runway Legnth

Airport Infrastructure Upgrades

- Pavement strengthening 

- Runway extension

- Flight strip widening

- Airfield lighting system

- Airport security fencing

- Rescue and fire fighting trucks, fire stations and drill towers

- Standby power supply systems

- Replacement of visual approach slope guidance systems (T-VASIS) with precision approach path indicator (PAPI)

- Improvements to terminal buildings, car park and other associated facilities

- Water supply and sewerage system

- Maintenance of airport facilities and pavement

- Procuring of airport maintenance equipment

- Airport management system


Cargo Network Services (CNS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) Systems Infrastructure

- Replacement of instrument landing system (ILS) at Port Moresby International Airport

- Very high frequency (VHF) aeronautical communications upgrade

- High frequency (HF) aeronautical communications upgrade

- Secondary surveillance radar (SSR) replacement at Port Moresby International Airport

- Air traffic control towers (ATC Towers) at MT. Hagen and Goroka airports


Tranche 1 Project Update



Tranche 2 Project Update



Tranche 3 Project Update  



CSO and Assistance to Regional Airports OPS Improvements

- Construction of airport community markets

- Improvements to the public car park facilities and airport access roads

- Introduction of solar powered (green energy) street (LED) lights

- Installation of standalone airport water supply systems

- Constructions of pedestrian access footpaths along airport fence line

- Installation of environmentally friendly standalone waste treatment systems

- Introduction of skylight roofing and led lighting in the terminal buildings

- Provision of CCTV and FIDS

- Building airport staff houses

- Nac regional airports management offices

- Procure basic maintenance equipment for regional airports, including tractors, slashers, wacker packers and mobile bitumen sprayers.

- Construction of maintenance workshops and storage facilities

- Provision of airport operational vehicles Community awareness of social safeguards within the airport vicinity, including HIV/AIDS, environmental and gender


Issue and Challenges

- Counterpart (GOPNG) funding shortfalls

- Tax issues need to be resolved

- Land acquisition and resettlement

- Participation by landowners and groups of women

- Closure of dispute between NAC and CADIP

- Limited capacity of the local contractors

- High transportation, logistics and insurance costs, e.g. projects in highlands

- Sub-national governments need to participate meaningfully


Moving Forward

- Tranche 3 loan signing and effectiveness in 2017

- On-going consultation and awareness with stakeholders of respective projects

- Tranche 3 has commenced with the Momote airport upgrade, to be followed by the MT. Hagen pavement upgrade and security fencing for Tari, Kiunga and Kerema airports

- Tranche 3 cost split is ADB: 90% and GOPNG: 10%

- ADB pays for actual works, while GOPNG pays for GST and land acquisition when appropriate

- With government support, the process for CADIP stage two should start and dovetail with Tranche 3


Sub-national Government Participation

- Provincial Government and MVPS invited to utilise portions of their DSIPS and PSIPS, to finance their respective airport improvements

- NAC/CADIP has conducted informal discussions with provincial governments/members of parliament

- With Government support, the process for CADIP stage two should start and dovetail with Tranche 3

- Sub-national government encouraged to contribute financially

- Tourism promotion initiatives at the airport

- Assist NAC in meeting cost of CSO initiatives by provincial governments

- Meet cost of VIP lounge at airport

- Fund airport access road that connects the provincial towns with airports, including MT. Hagen, Nadzab, and Momote

- Work with NAC and formalise long-term arrangements regarding cost sharing of airport operations and maintenance (some provincial governments already doing this)


CADIP Partnership with all Aviation Stakeholders

Initial CADIP Scope

- Pavement upgrade, including strengthening, widening and lengthening

- Airport perimeter security fencing


- Capacity building for NAC, PNGASL and CASA PNG


Progressive Inclusion to CADIP Scope

- Pavement maintenance

- Maintenance equipment

- New terminal buildings


- New control towers

- NAC regional offices and staff housing

- Water supply and sewer systems

- Inclusion of accident investigation commission (AIC) in capacity building

- Potential for rural airstrips

- Potential for national weather services