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Delhi Airport Unveils Fourth Runway and Elevated Taxiways

In an exciting development for the aviation industry, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia officially inaugurated the dual elevated Eastern Cross Taxiways (ECT) and the fourth runway at Delhi Airport. As the largest airport in the country, Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) handles over 1,500 aircraft movements each day. The newly unveiled Eastern Cross Taxiways, stretching 2.1 kilometers in length, promise to significantly reduce passenger tarmac time during landing and take-off. Notably, this makes Delhi airport the only one in India […]

VT-SCM, Airbus A319

Air India Makes History With World’s First Use Of Taxibot Robotic Vehicle on Commercial Airbus Flight

On October 15th, on it’s 87th birthday, Air India made history by becoming the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot on a commercial passenger aircraft. Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani flagged-off the flight. The flight was AI 665, an Airbus A321 with registration VT-PPH, bound for CSMIA, Mumbai from IGI Airport Terminal 3, New Delhi. The Taxibot is a semi-robotic towbarless tractor (built for aircraft) used as an alternate taxiing equipment. The taxibot is […]

Delhi ATC

Delhi’s IGI Airport gets India’s Tallest ATC Tower

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport set it’s 102 meter tall Air Traffic Control Tower to operation. The ATC Tower was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri. This ATC Tower was built with the view to enhance safety, vigilance and improve the overall operations of India’s Capital. This iconic tower can handle 33 tower and ground control positions and is suitable to facilitate 100 million passengers in a year. Everyday, the Delhi Air Traffic Control used […]