Aurangabad Airport gear up for UDAN scheme with new instruments
Installation work of UDAN scheme is in progress at Aurangabad Airport in Maharashtra. Two months before with the trail of flights the installations were recently completed at Jalgaon and Shirdi airports. Currently, the India Meteorology department is working on procuring and calibrating airport instruments required for day to day operation. These daily operations include temperature, wind speed, humidity and sunshine recorders. The latest addition to the airport instruments being ingenuously developed by IMD is the transmissometer, Drishti it is said that it improves the runway visibility.
Under the UDAN scheme, the Pune based India Meteorology Department’s (IMD) Surface Instrumentation (SI) division has been going to supply instruments to nearly 52 airports across the country. For the development of regional airports, UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is an initiative of the government. The first flight under the UDAN scheme took off on December 22 between Jalgaon and Mumbai. Recently, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had approved around 100 new routes which will be covered under the scheme and it to expected to gather pace by February 2018.
Air Deccan to start service between Aurangabad and Mumbai under UDAN Scheme
The low cost airline will soon start services between Aurangabad-Mumbai under the Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme with fares capped at Rs 2500 for one hour flights from Q1 2018. Air Deccan will use 19-seater Beechcraft 1900 D aircrafts, primarily designed as a regional airliner, for Aurangabad- Mumbai route..
In the first round of UDAN bidding in March, Air Deccan was awarded Mumbai-Ozar (Nashik), Ozar-Pune, Mumbai-Kolhapur, Mumbai-Jalgaon, Mumbai-Sholapur, and Mumbai-Aurangabad routes. Originally scheduled to launch by September 15, the plan was delayed to December 23 after Air Deccan accused GVK-run Mumbai International Airport Limited of not giving it adequate slots.