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First Flight Lands On Runway 29 In DEL  
User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2971 posts, RR: 7
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

An Air India test flight operated by a 777-337ER VT-ALK became the first aircraft to land at DEL's new runway 29. Asia's longest runway at over 4400m, runway 11-29 is Delhi's third runway after 09-27 and 10-28. Both ends, i.e: runway 11 and runway 29 are ILS CAT3B compliant and will allow landings from the western side during the foggy months in winter, along with supporting multiple runway operations in Winter.
Formal commercial operations should commence

[Edited 2008-08-21 05:54:42]


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6070 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

I'm sure other aircraft have landed on it so ensure its intergrity, but congrats anyway!

I'm not sure how an aircraft lands 'at' a runway, though.



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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

Congrats to DEL! - Hope it helps in the foggy months...

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 1):
I'm sure other aircraft have landed on it so ensure its intergrity, but congrats anyway!

I'm not sure how an aircraft lands 'at' a runway, though.

Colloquial use maybe? This is an international forum and English usage varies around the world.

Btw what exactly is '...so ensure its intergrity'?  Wink


User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4017 times:



Quoting Cricket (Thread starter):
Formal commercial operations should commence

I think first or second week of september.

Anyone have an aerial view of what the new DEL airport looks like now. It would be nice to see the rwy as well as the construction of T3.

Hopefully this rwy will bring down the waiting times for planes to land. I assume this rwy will mostly be used for international flights as its in close proximity to T2.



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

Cheers mate for the grammar. No this was the first landing on the runway. the airport operator made a huge hoohaa about it. While aircraft have tested the runway on taxi tests over the past week and a couple of planes tested the ILS systems, this according to the Director-General of Civil Aviation who was there was the first landing.
There was a huge event and I managed to grab a vid of the plane landing.



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3992 times:

Quoting Mk777 (Reply 3):
Anyone have an aerial view of what the new DEL airport looks like now. It would be nice to see the rwy as well as the construction of T3.

Not quite, but from what I saw today, the new Terminal 3 is coming along nicely, the place is a big construction zone. Interestingly, the new domestic terminal 1D is progressing well, there have been some pretty dramatic changes to the Arrival Hall 1B which I saw over the past week. The new terminal 1D has a launch date of sometime in April-May 2009. The target dates for T3 remain unchanged for mid-2010. The Airport Express Link Metro work is carrying on nice and the Times of India had an interesting article on it today.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/D...o_stations/articleshow/3387499.cms

EDIT: Added images to Picasa
DEL 11-29 inauguration


[Edited 2008-08-21 06:20:30]


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6070 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3911 times:



Quoting Comorin (Reply 2):
Btw what exactly is '...so ensure its intergrity'?

It's what happens when you don't have coffee in the morning. Big grin (That, and having to listen to too many speeches by Bush.)



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User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3801 times:



Quoting Cricket (Reply 5):

Thanks for sharing the pics from the inauguration...look like a dull and gloomy day in DEL...i guess monsoon fury is still on...
Also interesting article about the metro, i guess Delhi in 2010 can boast of a world class airport with amazing facilities....now i only hope that its citizens will help to keep all of it maintained.

Also, there is one link taxiway on the western side of the new rwy, will there be another taxiway at the eastern side at a later time??? That wouid help domestic flights landing on the new rwy get to the terminal faster...just a thought!!!



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

Well Mk777, the runway is at the far southern end of the airport complex, the linking taxiway is to its north, a second 11-29 runway will be built according to the DIAL masterplan which I've seen to the north of this runway, making the existing runway 11R-29L. The taxi time for aircraft from the existing domestic to this runway will be massive, since the aircraft will have to cross 10-28 at the Dwarka end (which is the western end) - which means a taxi down the Kilo taxiway parallel to 09-27, cross the 10 end of 10-28 and then past the international terminal and if they are taking off to the west a 4-km taxi till the 29 end of 11-29. But since they'll be domestic planes they can do a shorter take-off run, but still one hell of a taxi.

The real benefit of the new runway will be when T3 starts.

With three runway operations DEL can process 70 movements an hour, and this runway will allow DEL to overtake BOM as India's biggest airport by 2010.



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User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3277 times:



Quoting Cricket (Reply 8):
With three runway operations DEL can process 70 movements an hour, and this runway will allow DEL to overtake BOM as India's biggest airport by 2010.

Go DEL Go......


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