Bengaluru airport has installed disabled aircraft recovery equipment, making the airport the first in India and south Asia to own the “state-of-the-art kit that will enable faster resumption of operations during aircraft incidents on the runways.”
Bengaluru airport tweeted:
The Kunz GmbH-manufactured recovery kit was virtually inaugurated and commissioned by Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL, in the presence of Andreas Fuge, MD, Kunz Gmbh, Milan R Zatakia, MD, and chairman, Millennium Aero Dynamics.
The transportable kit has the capability to recover the world’s largest passenger aircraft, Airbus A380 in addition to all other aircraft during an aircraft incident on the runway. The facility ensures that runway closure is minimised.
The kit includes ground preparation tools, aircraft lifting, de-bogging, tethering, towing, and other associated aspects of both narrow- and wide-body aircraft.
Under this agreement, Bengaluru airport has formed a task force that will undergo extensive training at the airport as well as at Kunz GmbH’s state-of-the-art recovery training facility in Germany.
In addition, a quick response recovery team will be formed and imparted with technical knowledge, enabling them to respond to critical situations.
Hari Marar said, “The acquisition of this aircraft recovery equipment is an important milestone for us at BLR Airport. Being prepared is the key to running a high-performance airport. This is not only important for the airport, but also for the entire aviation ecosystem as a whole.”