Instrument flight Rules (IFR) is set to be initiated at Janakpur Airport. Private carrier Buddha Air is set to make test flight for the IFR flight.
The entire infrastructure to initiate the IFR flight at the airport has been installed at the airport stated one of the Civil Aviation Authority official.
Last year, CAAN along with the coordination with Buddha Air had planned to establish the RNAV (Area Navigation) to operate the airport at Instrument Flight Rules (IFR.
The flight was set to be initiated long ago and all the technical equipment, lights and other devices were installed. However, the need of chopping down trees for route procedure delayed the work.
After making test flight, the IFR will be started after taking review from air traffic controller, management, air navigation system department if the flights are safe, easy and worthy.
Airlines and CAAN technicians will make test flight and after making test flight, it will take around 2 months of time to initiate IFR flight rule.
With the installation of IFR, flights can be operated at low visibility also.
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has set up X-Ray machine for security check at the airport.
Previously, Honorable Prime Minister Mr. K.P Sharma Oli inaugurated the night flight of Chandragadhi Airport Jhapa on 31st January. PM Oli took the first flight from Chandragadhi airport to Tribhuvan International airport to formally inaugurate and operate the night flight from the airport.
After Janakpur Airport features night flight operation, it will play a great role to cope with the growing air traffic management due to high flow of passengers and flight frequency.
Janakpur Airport which started its operation from 1960 still lacks adequate, efficient airport infrastructures and security for air passengers and the air port still lacks ambulance services for emergency purpose.