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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Tuticorin airport to get Night landing facility soon

Glen Dickson, airport-in-charge of Tuticorin Airport, has said that plans were afoot to introduce night landing facilities in Tuticorin Airport as part of augmenting the operational infrastructure and sustaining the commercial viability of the Tuticorin airport.

Interacting with industrialists at a programme organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Tuticorin on 27th February, Mr. Dickson said that gadgets such as Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) and runway lighting would be established shortly to help aircraft land safely during nights.

Plans are made to expand the runway from the present 1,350 metres to 1,800 metres once the required land is acquired. This would facilitate landing of bigger aircraft in the Tuticorin Airport. At present, smaller aircraft such as ATR-72 were operating from the airport.

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