Airindia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1634 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1255 times:
With the installation of the new CAT III system at IGI Airport in New Delhi, the long flight delays or severely altered schedules will be avoided. Currently, the pilots of IC are undergoing training on how to operate the Airbus a/c where the avionics are compliant to CAT III. I wonder whether the boeing avionics are also same.
Ammunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1205 times:
Sounds good, i was delayed by 9 hours once due to the fog, and my mom was delayed 24 hours.
I am due to fly from there in a couple of months, i hope its all working :p
i have an air india flight 2moro from GOA- MUMBAI, i will post a trip report asap :p
Saint Augustine- 'The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only 1 page'
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1191 times:
DEL has always had CAT III available, but the babus in power never allowed the system to be used. Hence they were restricted to CAT II (not even CAT II-B or CAT II-C) operations. Allegedly this was because of kickbacks paid by some of the airport hotel owners who profited wildly from flight delays and cancellations.
Ejazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 719 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1178 times:
You have CAT I, II or III-A, B or C precision approaches. CAT I, II and III have aircraft categories A,B,C, and D.
Delhi Notams for the past year have mentioned airport upgrading with the installation of a CAT II landing system. I'd find it hard to believe the current system has always been CAT III since the ILS is very erratic at the best of times, there are no CAT III runway markings, there is no CAT III precision approach lighting system or CAT III taxiway markings.