Aviation Terminologies Made Easy: Part 3

Aviation Terminologies Made Easy: Part 3

Just stepped into the Aviation Industry ? We have a little welcome gift for you to make your journey smooth. Well if you have passed a number of years too… Join us in revising the most basic Aviation Terminologies in respect to ICAO Annex 14. Click on the link below and learn the Aviation Terminologies […]

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 […]

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 […]

Runway Friction Measurement

Runway Friction Measurement

This article has the following parts: 1.0 What is Runway Friction? 2.0 Regulatory Requirements of Runway Friction Testing 3.0 The Principles of Surface Friction 4.0 Sources of runway contamination 5.0 Surface Friction Measurement 6.0 Conclusion 1.0 What is Runway Friction? Runway surface friction characteristics defines the roughness of the runway surface that will provide for […]

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 […]

Travel with your Pets on Board !!

Travel with your Pets on Board !!

Even today thousands of people across the world, who own pets especially dogs and cats wonder if they can travel with their furry friends! Well, traveling with your pets is very much possible. Today more and more airlines are making arrangements for passengers to travel with their pets especially dogs and cats on board. But, […]

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.┬áThere should be a consensus reached among the members of […]

Apron Safety (Part 3 of 3)

Apron Safety (Part 3 of 3)

The next operation at the apron that must meet TLS is Inspection for Sufficient lighting in the airport environment as continued from part 2 of 3. 4. Inspection for Sufficient lighting in the airport environment Well lighted apron areas will not only enable ground service providers to perform operations safely, but also allow aircraft crew […]