Thursday, December 01, 2016

Jaipur Airport to beat fog this season, gets CAT IIIB

Passengers flying in and out of Jaipur airport are likely to face less delays or cancellations of their flights during the on-going winter season as the AAI-run aerodrome is all set to become CAT-IIIB airport from early next month.

The CAT-IIIB operations at the airport here would help aircraft land in dense fog conditions with this hi-tech navigation and landing equipment.

Jaipur Airport is already equipped with ILS (Cat-II), which has an RVR (runway visual range) of 300 meters and is not adequate to help flights land in thick fog due to poor visibility.

"Jaipur Airport will become CAT-IIIB compliant from 5 AM of December 8," a senior airport official said.

Domestic airlines are required to deploy only CAT-III compliant planes and crew trained to fly under low visibility conditions while operating in and out of an airport equipped with CAT IIIB system.
30/11/16 PTI/Business Standard
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