Thursday, April 27, 2017

Civil aviation team visits Calicut airport

A team of civil aviation department officials today visited the Calicut International Airport at Karipur near here today to assess feasibility of operating wide-bodied aircraft.
The team, comprising officials from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Airports Authority of India (AAI), was led by DGCA Joint Director J S Rawat and reviewed infrastructure at the airport for operating wide-bodied aircraft.
They held discussions with Deputy Collector (Land Acquisition) Jayasankar Prasad and ASO (Transport Department) J Vijayanath regarding the status of land acquisition for the development of the airport, Airport Director K Janardanan said in a press note.
The outcome of the inspection will be conveyed to the Civil Aviation Ministry.
The visit was in response to a request by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after a meeting with the Civil Aviation Minister in Delhi, he said in the press note.
26/04/17 PTI/India