Sunday, July 08, 2018

AAI working on second runway flight patterns

Chennai: AAI is working out flight and taxiing patterns for the second runway of the Chennai airport as aircraft will have to be guided from the runway to the terminals and vice versa when the main runway is closed for taxiway work for nine months. Though the landing and take off routes and procedures are fixed, minor tweaking may have to be done for continuous operation. Around 80 departures are handled at the airport  between 10am to 5pm every day.
The planning will help minimise or prevent delays and avoid problems. Sources said that a standard operating procedure (SOP) would be introduced when NOTAM (notice to airmen) is released, announcing closure of the main runway.
08/07/18 Times of India