The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday inducted two new B-360 aircraft equipped with advanced flight inspection systems into its flight inspection fleet.
“With the addition of these new aircraft to its fleet, AAI will be able to timely complete flight calibration of ground radio navigation/visual aids at all airports in the country. AAI will also provide necessary support by conducting flight calibration at neighboring airports to the country. , which will also generate revenue,” AAI said in a release.
It also said that flight calibration services ensure efficient and safe operation of aircraft by validating various air navigation service procedures.
The flight inspection unit is an important part of AAI’s air navigation services provided in the national airspace. Currently, the unit operates one Dornier-228 and one B-350 aircraft for flight calibration/checkout purposes.
The unit was established in 1959 at Allahabad (now known as Prayagraj) and shifted to Safdarjung Airport in 1986.
“Starting with the Dakota aircraft, the division moved on to the HS748 AVRO, then the Dornier DO-228 and Beechcraft King Air B350,” the release said.
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