Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru has recently installed a disabled aircraft recovery kit, reports Financial Express.
The kit includes ground preparation tools, de-bogging, aircraft lifting, towing, tethering, along with all other associated aspects of both narrow as well as wide-body aircraft, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) was quoted as saying.
The transportable kit is capable of recovering Code F-compatible aircraft during any aircraft incident on the runway, ensuring that closure in minimal and services are resumed at the earliest.
Reportedly, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport is the first aerodrome in India as well as in South Asia to own this kit. In the country, only Air India had this facility till now.
BIAL had signed a deal last year with German aircraft recovery kit maker Kunz GmbH to manufacture, commission, supply as well as maintain this specialized equipment.
BIAL has formed a task force that will undergo extensive hands-on training, both at Bengaluru Airport and at the state-of-the-art recovery training facility of Kunz GmBh, for a quick response recovery team to address critical situations.