Friday, December 09, 2016

After several flight cancellations, DGCA pulls up airlines for poor fog preparedness

Civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday directed domestic passenger carriers to follow its guidelines on low visibility operations and not to plan flights to and from IGI airport during zero visibility periods.
The DGCA gave the directions through a letter to the airlines. The development comes after 38 flight cancellations and 362 delays were reported after low visibility procedures (LVP) were initiated at the IGI airport on Wednesday.
"Today IGI Airport again experienced a spell of fog when the duration of LVP was for 15 hours and 26 minutes. However, at no stage RVR (runway visual range) on both the runways had gone below 125 meters," the DGCA letter read.
"During the LVP period, there were three diversions one each of Air India (AI-974), Air India Express (IX-116) and Spicejet (SG-012)."
09/12/16 Business Standard
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