Bengaluru airport records first landing under CAT IIIB conditions

22 Jan 2021 by Business Traveller India
BLR Airport CAT 3B Flight

On Thursday, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport recorded its first landing under CAT IIB (Category 3 Instrument Landing Systems and low visibility).

It was an Indigo flight 6E-6389 flying from Lucknow that made a successful landing at 0741 hours when the visibility dropped as low as 200 metres.

Commenting on the news, India’s civil aviation minister, Hardeep Singh Puri Tweeted:

The airport also has the South Runway, which can facilitate aircraft landing with an RVR as low as 50 metres and take-offs at 125 metres.

In a statement, Banglore International Airport Limited (BIAL) said:

“Before the upgrade, the permissible visual range was 550 metres and 300 metres, for landing and take-off, respectively. This upgrade by BIAL is expected to reduce disruption in operations and would immensely benefit passengers during inclement weather conditions.”

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