Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Over dozen structures in flight path may be trimmed

Surat: More than a dozen residential and commercial buildings, which are coming in the way of aircraft taking off and landing at Surat airport, may be forced to reduce their height to avoid obstruction to flight movement.An obstacle survey was carried out in August 2016 by Airports Authority of India's (AAI) survey section. The report submitted in February 2017 identified around 15 buildings, which exceeded the permissible height to penetrate the approach surface of the aircraft taking off and landing at Surat airport.In the next few months, Surat airport is all set to witness increased flight movement following the launch of direct services to Goa, Hyderabad and Jaipur by SpiceJet and international operation by Air India Express to Dubai and Sharjah. Many private airline companies like Vistara, True Jet and Indigo are likely to announce launch of flight services from Surat soon.The first survey was conducted in 2007 and then there were less number of obstacles in the flight path.
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