Friday, July 06, 2018

Assam: Majuli to get country’s first amphibious aircraft

Guwahati: Assam’s Majuli is all set to get a first-of-its-kind amphibious aircraft, as a regular mode of transport.
A team of officials from the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and SpiceJet on Thursday, arrived in Majuli for a study regarding the operation of seaplane between Guwahati-Kaziranga-Majuli.
The seaplane will be operated by SpiceJet and the aircraft will be manufactured in Japan.
Apart from the AAI, a multi-disciplinary central team comprising senior officials from Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Spice Jet Airline, India Meteorological Department (IMD) along with State Water Resources Department will study and discuss the plan to set up a water aerodrome for the  amphibious aircraft operations.
06/07/18 NE Now News

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