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DIAL Commissions Disabled Aircraft Recovery Kit at Delhi Airport

The DAR Kit, With A Capacity Of 90 Tonnes, Can Fully Recover Narrow-body Aircraft And One-sided Recovery Of Wide-body Aircraft.

By : Pallavi Tripathi | Updated on: 27 Feb 2023, 01:16:17 PM
Disabled Aircraft Recovery Kit

Disabled Aircraft Recovery Kit (Photo Credit: social media)

New Delhi:

New Delhi, February 27, 2023: Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a part of GMR Airports Infrastructure Limited (GIL), has commissioned the Disabled Aircraft Recovery (DAR) Kit for usage at Delhi Airport, in accordance with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The mobile Disabled Aircraft Recovery Kit has been procured from Germany-based M/S Kunz and is capable of fully recovering narrow-body aircraft, including the A320 and 737, as well as carrying out one-sided recovery of wide-body aircraft within a short span of time. With a maximum capacity of 90 tonnes, the DAR kit can recover Code F-compliant aircraft during an aircraft incident on the runway, ensuring minimal runway closure. A DAR Kit is used to recover an aircraft which is unable to move under its own power or through the normal use of an appropriate tow tractor and tow bar. In an emergency, the DAR Kit can be deployed within 120 minutes, post mandatory clearances, drastically reducing response time and inconvenience to passengers or flight movement. While DAR Kit requires a 15-member crew to carry out a recovery operation, a team of 36 Delhi Airport personnel have been specially trained in collaboration with M/s Kunz, to ensure readiness at all times.

A DAR Kit consists of the following:

• Recovery lifting bags: To lift the aircraft fuselage/wing.

• Tethering equipment: To balance the aircraft and avoid tilting.

• De-bogging kit: To pull the aircraft from soft land.

• Recovery trailer & fuselage transition: To carry the disabled aircraft.

• Recovery dolly: For carrying the aircraft in case of nose wheel or main gear failure.

• Lifting sling: To lift the aircraft with the help of a crane. Speaking on the occasion, CEO-DIAL Mr Videh Kumar Jaipuriar said, “The DAR Kit commissioned today, uses the latest technology to ensure minimum hindrance to flight operations during a disabled aircraft situation, in accordance with DGCA guidelines. Our airport staff have received specialized training in operating the DAR Kit in Germany and India, for deployment in case of any emergency. This deployment of DAR Kit once again resonates with our constant effort to provide passengers with a truly world-class experience.”

About GMR Group GMR Group is a leading global infrastructure conglomerate with unparalleled expertise in designing, building, and operating airports. It also has a significant presence in sectors like Energy, Transportation, and Urban Infrastructure. GMR Airports is the largest private airport operator in Asia and 2nd largest in the world with a passenger handling capacity of over 189 million annually. GMR Airports Limited, a subsidiary of GMR Airports Infrastructure Limited [formerly known as GMR Infrastructure Limited] (GIL) has Groupe ADP as its strategic partner, which is holding a 49 per cent stake. GMR Airports operates the iconic Delhi Airport, which is the largest and fastest-growing airport in India. It also runs Hyderabad Airport, a pioneering greenfield airport known for several technological innovations. The company also operates New Goa Airport which is India’s first destination Airport. The airport offers everything a tourist looks for i.e. liveliness in the serene lap of nature, making it a perfect destination for leisure and holistic tourism. Expanding its overseas footprint, the company is developing and operating Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, Indonesia, in collaboration with Angkasa Pura II (AP II). GMR Airports is also providing technical services to the architecturally renowned and the second busiest airport in the Philippines, Mactan Cebu International Airport in Cebu. The Group is currently developing two major greenfield airport projects in India and Greece. Bhogapuram airport in India is poised to transform the economy and landscape of the surrounding areas when ready. Crete airport in Greece will similarly play a significant role in the local economy of the region.

GMR Aero Technic (GAT) is India’s largest integrated world-class third-party MRO; a part of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL). GAT provides complete technical support to aircraft operators, with utmost quality and reliability to ensure that its customers meet their operational requirements. GAT has been constantly upgrading its capabilities and expanding its service offerings to meet the growing maintenance needs of airline operators within and outside India, with a vision to be a lead MRO in the Asia Pacific region. As a pioneer in implementing the path-breaking Aerotropolis concept in India, GMR Airports is developing unique airport cities on commercial lands available around its airports in Delhi, Hyderabad, and Goa. GMR Delhi Aerocity is a landmark business, leisure, and experiential district. Similarly, GMR Hyderabad Aerocity is coming up as a new-age smart business hub. GMR’s energy businesses have an installed capacity of over 3,000 MW capacity. With a significant focus on green energy, the company is working towards creating a more sustainable environment by harnessing the power of wind, water, and sun for energy generation. It has a balanced mix in its energy generation portfolio. Around 1,000 MW of clean energy projects of GMR are under various stages of development in India and Nepal. The Transportation and Urban Infrastructure division focuses on surface transport projects including Roads, Railways, and Airstrips/ Runways in both DBFOT (under GMR Highways) and EPC (under GIL – EPC) segments. The Group has four operating highway assets spanning over 1,824 lane kilometres. Group’s EPC business is working on the design and construction of the prestigious Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor project of DFCCI (Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India). GMR Group is also developing multi-focus Special Investment Regions in India. GMR Group’s underlying philosophy is to work closely with and support the local communities wherever it is present. Towards this, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF), the CSR arm of the Group, focuses on improving the quality of life of people by enhancing skills, providing education, and developing healthcare infrastructure and services.

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First Published : 27 Feb 2023, 01:05:59 PM