Bengaluru: In order to support and boost India’s vision for Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has installed an indigenously-developed Aviation Weather Monitoring System (AWMS) at its new runway.
The AWMS is indigenously developed by Bengaluru-based CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), at both ends of the new runway.
In association with the Ishan Metrological Department (IMD) the airport has installed four Dhristi transmissometers developed by NAL to measure the Runway Visibility Range (RVR).
With this, BLR Airport now has a total of six Made in India RVRs at both Runways.
The Drishti transmissometer is acclaimed for precise reporting, helping pilots with an accurate runway visual range.
The MD and CEO, BIAL Hari Marar stated that the technology will enable seamless operations at the airport.
North Runway closed for rehabilitation
The North Runway at the airport will be closed for rehabilitation, from June 22. The rehabilitation includes strengthening and resurfacing of the runway as well as installation of Runway centerline lights.
Once complete, these enhancements offer flexibility to operate both runways in low visibility and adverse weather conditions. The runway rehabilitation is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
All flight operations from BLR Airport during this period will be from the new South Runway, until completion of North Runway rehabilitation. Once the North Runway is operational, post rehabilitation, both runways will be utilised....