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.”