BLR airport started its function on the new South Runway

The South runway will have CAT I certification in the beginning. After operations get stabilized, the runway will progressively manage CAT III B operations.
Sheena

Updated: Dec 08, 2019 09:00:08 am

BLR airport started its function on the new South Runway

08 December 2019 Current Affairs:The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru started its operations on the new South Runway. The operation began with the landing of the first flight on the 4,000-metres long and 45-meters wide airstrip.

South Runway:
♦ With this, the BLR Airport has become the first in the country to operate independent parallel runways. It enables aircraft to land or take-off simultaneously on both runways.
♦ The new Runway will begin with limited landings and takeoffs before gradually scaling up flight operations
♦ The South runway will have CAT I certification in the beginning. After operations get stabilized, the runway will progressively manage CAT III B operations. It will enable the landing and takeoff in extremely low visibility conditions.

Background:
The first runway of BLR airport was opened a decade back. It became a linchpin for the region's economic development during the last decade. The aviation industry in India is set for exponential growth. The two operational runways is expected to provide the thrust required to cater to this demand and boost growth of Karnataka and India.
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