Wednesday, September 12, 2018

AAI pilots program to devise strategy to ensure flight punctuality: Report

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will carry out a month-long pilot programme across airports starting from September 24 to devise a strategy to ensure punctuality of flights, reported The Hindu.
The strategy will help the airports to enhance their aircraft handling capacity.
During this period, standard operating procedures including a series of steps to ensure that there are no early arrivals at the three capacity with constrained airports — Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru — will be adopted.
“Following this study, we will deliberate whether further steps are required, such as rationalisation of slot timings or imposing penalties on airlines for not adhering to their block timings,” a senior AAI official told the paper.
Block timing refers to “the total time taken from the moment an aircraft first moves for the purpose of taking off until the moment it finally comes to rest at the end of the flight,” according to the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
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