Runway Orientation & The Science Behind it !

Runway Orientation & The Science Behind it !

You must have noticed runways at airports have two digit numbers of approximate length 9m marked at the beginning and end of the runway and at a defined distance from each runway threshold as shown in the image below. These numbers are called the runway designators of the runway and they have a defined science […]

Speeds Of An Aircraft

Speeds Of An Aircraft

This article consists of the following sections : Phases of a Flight Some Important Speeds Conclusion As we all know that air travel is the fastest yet the safest mode of transportation but the word fastest and safest have an inverse relation in real life, meaning we have a peculiar mind set that something being […]

Global Reporting Format

Global Reporting Format

This document is divided into the following sections: 1.0 What is Global Reporting Format? 2.0 Why was GRF introduced? 3.0 Agencies involved 4.0 Elements of GRF 5.0 Initiation of reporting 6.0 Runway Condition Assessment Matrix 7.0 Runway Condition Report 8.0 Conclusion 1.0 What is Global Reporting Format (GRF)? GRF is a standardized reporting format establishing […]

Turn Around Time (TAT)

Turn Around Time (TAT)

How airlines get their flight ready for the next sector so soon after each landing? The entire process being the turnaround process of an aircraft. Lets see what it means and how airlines manage everything in just 30-40 minutes and what are some tricks that help airlines cut minutes off the turnaround time. Click on […]

The Patna Aircraft Crash – Interview with Dr. Ganesh Krishna Chaukiyal

The Patna Aircraft Crash – Interview with Dr. Ganesh Krishna Chaukiyal

Alliance Air Flight 7412 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight operated by Alliance Air, from Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport. On the day of 17 July 2000, while on approach to its first stopover in Patna, the Boeing 737 operating the route nose-dived and crashed into a residential […]

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šŸšØLights on an AircraftšŸ’”

Every time you see an aircraft fly through the sky at night you observe lights of different colors flickering in the sky. It is obvious that those flickering lights are the lights fitted on the exterior of the aircraft that have a significance of its own. These lights are engineered with 3 basic purpose in […]

Blockchain in Aviation !

Blockchain in Aviation !

What does blockchain means ? It can be termed as a decentralized, distributed ledger which allows data/information to be shared and recorded by a committee/network. One major characteristic of blockchain is that members on the network have a fully transparent view of the information found therein.Ā There should be a consensus reached among the members of […]

The Low Visibility Procedures

The Low Visibility Procedures

This article has been divided into 7 parts: What is LVP (Low Visibility Procedure) What are RVR (Runway Visual Range) What is Visibility What is SP (Safeguarding Procedures) Low Visibility Procedures Description of equipment and services taking Delhi Airport as example Cancellation of Safeguarding Procedures (SP) and Low Visibility Procedures (LVP)  1. What is LVP? […]

Air Traffic Management

Air Traffic Management

This article has been divided into the following 8 parts: Definitions The Background Flight Information Regions (FIRs) Airspace Classification is as follows Technologies (AIDs) to Facilitate Air traffic movement and Airspace Management Airspace Charges Barriers to bring the change Conclusion 1. Definitions: Airspace: A 3-D volume of the earthā€™s atmosphere in which aircraft and aerial […]

Noise Abatement Procedures

Noise Abatement Procedures

This article is divided into the following 5 parts: History Describing the Need for Noise Abatement Procedures Definitions Abbreviations Calculations For Reference Points Test procedures 1. History Describing the Need for Noise Abatement Procedures Standards and Recommended Practices for Aircraft Noise were first adopted by the Council on 2 April 1971 pursuant to the provisions […]