Monday, August 29, 2016

KIA's three-lane taxiway system sees its green quotient soar

Bengaluru: The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru, has brought down carbon emissions by a whopping 3,384.94 metric tonnes, thanks to the three-way taxi system. It is said to be the first and only Indian airport to have adopted the system.
To put that number in perspective, it is the rough equivalent of the energy expended on supplying continuous electricity for an entire year to 500 houses or equal to growing 87,726 seedlings for a decade!
A taxiway is a path used by aircraft to navigate between the runway and aprons, hangars and terminals. "Unlike other airports that have a one-lane taxiway system, leading to planes queuing behind one another to enter the runway for take-off, KIA allows two aircraft to proceed towards the runway simultaneously," sources in Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the consortium that runs KIA, told TOI.
29/08/16 Rakesh Prakash/Times of India
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