Airport To Battle Delays Caused By Small Planes


While travellers are welcoming the operation of small planes to tier III cities to boost regional connectivity, there is a flip side -the skies will be more crowded, impacting the aircraft handling capacity of airports.

In a bid to prevent these small and slow aircraft from causing delays, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has lined up a series of steps to cut down the runway occu pancy time of planes at Chennai airport.

Worried that an increase in small plane traffic will slow down operations, the AAI is planning to sensitise pilots and air traffic controllers, commission simultaneous use of the main runway and second runway (crossrunway operations) and spe ed up construction of two rapid exit taxiways. AAI is planning to start cross-runway operations in December. Read More…

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