Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Indonesian diplomacy against Singapore in acquisition of flight information region (FIR)

Author(s): Dudi Wahyudin, Arry Bainus, R. Widya Setiabudi Sumadinata, Arfin Sudirman

FIR (Flight Information Region) arrangements basically aim to ensure flight safety, but these issues are closely related to political, economic, defense and security issues as well as air traffic control systems. One of the problems related to this FIR is the management or control of Indonesian airspace, some of which are still under the authority of Singapore's Air Traffic Control (ATC), namely the airspace in the Riau and Natuna Islands. This study aims to analyze the efforts made by Indonesia through persuasive actions in the form of diplomacy to take over the management of FIR from Singapore, especially during the administration of President Joko Widodo (2014 -2019). This research is a qualitative research by obtaining the validity and reliability of the data using the triangulation process. Interviews were conducted with informants related to the study of the urgency of FIR management in the West Indonesia region. This research resulted in an explanation of the Indonesian government's efforts in diplomacy through bilateral and multilateral diplomacy strategies. However, it seems less than optimal because there are differences in perception and understanding between State Institutions involved in the diplomacy process.

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