Noida International Airport conducts first calibration flight, prepares for September-end launch

Infrastructure    19-Apr-2024
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New Delhi, April 19: In a significant development, the Noida International Airport conducted its first calibration flight to ensure seamless functioning of the navigation systems.
Noida International Airport

A DVOR calibration flight, which is Beechcraft King Air B300, took off from the airport to check the navigation equipment by Airport Authority of India work efficiently.

"A bright and sunny day at #NIAirport set the perfect stage for a DVOR calibration flight, the first of many. The Beechcraft King Air B300 took to the skies, to ensure all @aai_official navigation equipment works flawlessly. #FromTheGroundUp," the Noida International Airport said on X.

A calibration flight for a new airport verifies and fine-tunes navigation aids, runway lighting, and airspace, ensuring safety and accuracy before commercial operations commence. It also helps pilots familiarize themselves with the airport layout and procedures.

The first phase of development of the upcoming international airport in Noida will cost Rs 10,056 crore and so far, around Rs 7,100 crore has already been spent on it.

The first phase of the airport, being developed in 1,300 hectares, is scheduled to open for flight operations by September. In its first phase, the airport which has been given code DXN, will have one runway, a terminal building with a capacity to handle 12 million passengers annually.