Indonesia is an archipelago of about 17,508 islands stretching east-west between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It is therefore located in both Southeast Asia and Oceania. About 6,000 of the islands are inhabited. The largest islands are Java, Sumatra, Borneo (shared with Malaysia and Brunei), New Guinea (shared with Papua New Guinea) and Sulawesi. Indonesia shares land borders with Malaysia on Borneo, Papua New Guinea on the island of New Guinea, and East Timor on the island of Timor. The country has maritime borders with Australia to the south, the Philippines and Palau to the north, and Malaysia and Singapore to the west.
The island chains of Indonesia were formed volcanically, and at least 150 volcanoes are still active. The highest mountain is Puncak Jaya at 4,884 m (16,024 ft), on the island of New Guinea. The large quantities of volcanic ash present on the islands mean that the soil is very fertile and suitable for growing crops.
Indonesia has a total land area of 1,904,569 sq km (735,358 sq miles) and had a population of 237.4 million in 2011. The main ethnic groups are Javanese 40.6%, Sundanese 15.0%, Madurese 3.3%, Minangkabau 2.7%, Betawi 2.4%, Bugis 2.4%, Banten 2.0%, Banjar 1.7%, other native ethnic groups 26.9% and Chinese 3%. The capital city is Jakarta on the island of Java.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Indonesia.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
Indonesia civil aircraft use the registration sequence PK-AAA to PK-ZZZ since 1929.
An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Indonesia listing is here.
Military Air Arms
Air Force (TNI-AU)
Naval Aviation (TNI-AL)
Army Aviation (TNI-AD)
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation (Presidential Flight)
Coast Guard Aviation – no information
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – no information
Police Aviation (TNI-AK)
Search & Rescue (National Search and Rescue Agency)
To be added
None at present.
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Museum Abri Satriamandala
Museum Pusat TNI-AU
Taman Mini Indonesia Museum Transportasi
Magazines Guide for Indonesia
To be added
To be added.