Friday, December 15, 2006

Jet Airways, Sahara to operate under low visibility conditions

New Delhi: The Government has authorised the two state-owned carriers, Jet Airways and Air Sahara to operate under low visibility conditions, even as Jet today said it had positioned its 170 CAT-II trained pilots in Delhi and other areas to tide over fog-related delays.
Four new carriers, Kingfisher, SpiceJet, Indigo and Air Deccan have also been granted initial authorisation for operating in the Category-II Instrument Landing System meant for low visibility operations, official sources said.
The Government had last year directed all airlines to train pilots on the CAT-II and CAT-III systems, if they wanted to operate from the northern airports during the foggy winter seasons. The number of pilots trained in CAT-II has gone up by 133 and CAT-III by 136.
14/12/06 PTI/The Hindu