J. Lalhmingliana, Principal Marketing consultant within the Civil Aviation wing of the Common Administration division, mentioned that the runway having 2,500 metres size and whose breadth is 45 metres, has sufficient house and is powerful sufficient for protected touchdown.
- Final Up to date: August 8, 2020, 11:16 PM IST
Amongst 5 airports within the nation having tabletop runways, Mizoram’s Lengpui airport is protected for touchdown of passenger plane like Airbus A320 and mid dimension cargo planes, an official mentioned on Saturday.
The official’s assertion got here within the backdrop of an Air India airplane crashing at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport, killing not less than 18 individuals Friday.
J. Lalhmingliana, Principal Marketing consultant within the Civil Aviation wing of the Common Administration division, advised PTI that the runway having 2,500 metres size and whose breadth is 45 metres, has sufficient house and is powerful sufficient for protected touchdown. Lengpui airport, the lone one in Mizoram, is positioned about 32 km northwest of capital Aizawl. The development of the airport started in 1995 and it was inaugurated on December 8,1998 by former deputy prime ministerL Okay Advani.
4 airports having tabletop runways at Kozhikode,Mangalore (Karnakata), Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) and Pakyong (Sikkim) are operated by the Airports Authority of India(AAI), whereas the Mizoram’s Lengpui airport is with the state authorities.
Tabletop runways are constructed on hilly or elevated terrains. Additionally, there may very well be low mendacity areas adjoining to such runways and there may very well be gorges on the finish of such runways.
Lalhmingliana mentioned that the airport has nearly all of the required security options like Instrument Touchdown System (ISL),runway lights and Doppler Very Excessive Frequency Omni Vary (DVOR), amongst others. He mentioned that the two-decade-old airport is match for touchdown of passenger plane like Airbus A320 carrying 190 to200 passengers and cargo planes and transport plane lik C-17 Globemaster, Il-76 and tremendous hercules, amongst others.
“Except there may be human error, airplane crash and different accidents are unlikely to occur,” he mentioned. He mentioned that the airport had witnessed a minor incident 10 years in the past, when a constitution airline-North East Shuttle-carrying round 15 passengers fell off to not so a deep gorge as a consequence of fallacious touchdown by an inexperienced pilot. Nevertheless, there have been no casualties, he added.
Lalhmingliana mentioned that the runway of the airport is regular although it has been categorised as tabletop.
In keeping with the official, renovation and extension of the airport- its constructing and terminal- is in progress throughout Covid-19 interval. He mentioned two airlines- Air India and IndiGo are at the moment working from the airport. Whereas Air India function on Kolkata-Aizawl-Imphal route on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, IndiGo operates on Kolkata-Guwahati-Aizawl sector on Monday, Friday and Saturday, he added.
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