HAL’s civil capabilities, airport services at Hyderabad show

RK TYAGI HAL

HAL will be showcasing its civil aviation based activities at India Aviation 2014, a premiere Civil Aviation exhibition to be held at Hyderabad from March 12-16. “It will be a good platform for HAL to show-case its achievements in Civil Aviation sector since nearly 50 companies from all over the world, including the global giants are participating in the exhibition along with scores of delegates”, says Dr R K Tyagi, Chairman, HAL. HAL will be displaying the models of Advance Light Helicopter (ALH, VIP version), Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA), Dornier and Light Utility Helicopter (LUH). The focus is also on HAL Airports at Bangalore and Nasik.HAL Bangalore airport works 24×7, has a runway of 3.3 km in length and 61 m width (considered one of the widest in India) capable of handling aircraft of Boeing 747 class. It has one main taxiway and four link taxiways, two helipads, six aprons and around 35 bays. It also has special lounge and bay for VVIP movement. The new airport terminal at HAL Ozar Airport (Nasik, 200 km from Mumbai) was inaugurated recently. It has a runway with night landing facility and has an apron for parking of six passenger aircraft. Given the congestion at Mumbai Airport, HAL Ozar Airport would be an ideal Airport for cargo operations and night parking as some aircraft have to go to Nagpur or Ahmedabad just for parking. Aircraft fuel cost at Ozar is likely to be less compared to Mumbai due to difference in taxation which would be major advantage for any airlines. Nasik has many tourist places around and the new airport will promote the tourism in the area.

Chairman HAL
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