Friday, July 07, 2017

Chennai airport to expand its air-side infrastructure

Chennai: Chennai airport is expanding its air-side infrastructure with Two rapid exit-ways to enable faster exit of aircraft from runway. Similarly, a taxiway Will be straightened for expediting Aircraft movement.

“we have got administrative approval to spend around ₹100 crore for this project,” said G Chandramouli, chennai airport director, who took charge last december.

The two rapid two exits Will enable aircraft to move to apron and vacate runway quickly. From either direction, the distance of the exit will be around 1,800 m, he told Businessline.

This will enhance airport’s capacity Immediately To 36 aircraft movements per hour from the present 32. “we need to be prepared as there can be sudden diversion of aircraft from neighbouring airports like bengaluru or hyderabad,” he said.

At the chennai airport, for every 1.85 minutes, one aircraft either lands or takes off. This means, and in less than one minute, an aircraft need to vacate the runway. “it is important that we enhance our runway capacity,” he said.
06/07/17 TE Raja Simhan/Business Line