This enables flight operations in poor visibility
GN Bureau | January 8, 2018
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata has started the implementation of CAT III-B Instrument Landing System, which will allow flights to operate till the visibility drops below 50 meters.
With introduction of this facility at Runway 01R, both sides of the Runway 19L/01R are now equipped to low visibility operations as Runway 19L is already having CAT-II facility, said a press release.
Now, irrespective of wind direction, low visibility operations can be handled at Kolkata airport.
Every year during December and January, due to fog, flights operating to and from northern part of India are disrupted. It has been observed that in spite of best efforts from all the stakeholders namely, Airports Authority of India, Airlines and MET Department, flights are delayed as a result of unpredictable weather.
As part of continuing efforts to improve the air navigation facilities for the aircraft and passengers at airports worst affected by fog, Airports Authority of India has already commissioned CAT III-B ILS at IGI Airport (Runways 28, 29 and 11), Amritsar (Runway 34), Lucknow (Runway 27) and at Jaipur (Runway 27) which is operational. It facilitates aircraft to land with Runway Visual Range (RVR) of 50 meters with decision height of 15 meters.
Runway Visual Range is the visibility for a particular runway in a particular direction which is provided through an instrument by Indian Meteorological Department. It means aircraft can land when runway could be seen from a distance of 50 meters and aircraft can come down up to a height of 15 meters above the ground before sighting the runway for landing.
NSCBI Airport, Kolkata has become the fifth airport after Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar to be equipped with CAT III-B ILS. The implementation of ILS CAT III-B will be a big boon for the airports worst affected by fog during winter when the visibility goes as low as 50 metres.
The launch of the Gati Shakti master plan will be a booster dose for India growth story. The plan, as the name indicates, will ensure Gati, i.e., speed and Shakti, i.e., empowerment to the ₹1 trillion national infrastructure pipeline. The plan will break inter-ministerial silos. For examp
Hitting back at the central government in a strongly worded attack, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has said Bhartiya Janata Party is misusing central investigative agencies for political benefits. “Central agencies including ED, CBI and NCB are being used for polit
OPERATION TROJAN HORSE By D.P. Sinha and Abhishek Sharan Paperback | Rs 399 | 372 pages Espionage thrillers closely resembling tomorrow’s headlines are finally coming up in India too. Here is a striking new thriller inspired by true events and th
Since 2013, in a holistic, 360-degree model of community development Swades Foundation has reached out to 2,700 hamlets and villages across Raigad and Nashik districts in Maharashtra. Applying the same principles during Covid-19 Swades along with district administrations has been rebuilding communities
Kalidasa’s Meghaduta: The Cloud Messenger Translated by Abhay K. Bloomsbury / 114 pages / Rs 399 ‘Meghduta’, a ‘messenger-poem’ of about 110 stanzas, is among the most precious jewels of Sanskrit literature, a cla
This year during the second wave of Covid-19, an unprecedented ‘oxygen shortage’ crisis gripped the national capital and several other parts of the country. A similar situation is brewing in respect of the ‘power’ situation in the national capital and the rest of the country too. Ho