Airports

Dust bin goes high tech !

For the first time in the country, Indore airport added 2 smart bins. These are placed at arrival and departure lounges by Bengaluru-based company, Four Mirror Tech. Its trial was also conducted at the airport by dropping some garbage in the bin. Once the desired garbage level reached a certain level, the dustbin sent a message to airport manager- ?dustbin ID Level has increased. Please clean the Dustbin.? This move will aid convenience across the airport management


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Remote Air Traffic Control for smaller airports on the cards

AAI is set to use remote air traffic control to guide flights at small airports. The first of such move is to happen in Ahmedabad airport to control Surat airport by December 2018. Next, Remote and Virtual Tower (RVT) in Chennai is likely to control airport of Salem, Kadapa and Puducherry airports. Similarly, a remote tower at the Thiruvananthapuram airport for handling planes at Agatti in Lakshadweep islands is also on the radar. The plan is in its initial stage but discussions are going on to have a remote ATC tower in Chennai to handle aircraft at the three small airports where there may be one or two services a day. The idea is to avoid building a tower and station controllers, and keeping a maintenance team at small airports. AAI will be able to cut cost by adopting this system. It i
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Adani Group to expand Mundra Airport

Adani group plans to expand the airstrip in Mundra to a full fledged commercial airport with integrated cargo and aerospace operations. The company will upgrade the airstrip to a runway capable of handling large passenger aircraft like Boeing 747 and Airbus A350. A passenger terminal building with a capacity of 300 passengers, to be increased in the future, facilities for MRO, cargo hub centre are all on the cards. The project cost is estimated at Rs. 15,000 million. The company is in the process of getting statutory clearance. It may be noted, from 2008, government allowed private airports without any equity investment from AAI
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    Allahabad Airport

    Allahabad Airport is planning to set up a passenger terminal at the defence air base of Allahabad before the Ardh Kumbh in 2019.

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    Amritsar International Airport

    Airports Authority of India (AAI) has invited expression of interest bids in October 2016 for development of Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport project. The scope of w

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    Bagdogra Airport

    Bagdora Airport provide connectivity to destinations of Darjeeling, Sikkim and other North-Eastern states