Aurangabad Airport

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Aurangabad Airport
औरंगाबाद विमानतळ
اورنگ آباد
Aurangabad Airport Air side view..JPG
IATA: IXUICAO: VAAU
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Elevation AMSL 1,911 ft / 582 m
Coordinates 19°51′46″N 75°23′53″E / 19.86278°N 75.39806°E / 19.86278; 75.39806Coordinates: 19°51′46″N 75°23′53″E / 19.86278°N 75.39806°E / 19.86278; 75.39806
Map
IXU is located in India airports
IXU
IXU
Location of airport in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 9,300 2,835 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passenger movements 458,107(Increase2.27%)
Aircraft movements 4,369
Cargo tonnage 1,178
Source: AAI,[1]

Aurangabad Airport (IATA: IXUICAO: VAAU) is a public airport located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

General Information[edit]

a. AIRPORT OWNER/OPERATOR AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
b. STATE MAHARASHTRA
c. ICAO/ IATA CODE VAAU / IXU
d. LOCATION 11 km from Railway station.
e. LATITUDE/LONGITUDE OF AERODROME REFERENCE POINT (ARP–WGS 84) 19°51’52"N

75°23’51"E

f. SUITABILITY A300, MAX ACFT weight 1,57,500 kg,
g. AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS(SCHEDULED/NON-SCHEDULED) DESTINATION Domestic: Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad

International : Jeddah (during Haj period only)

OPERATORS Domestic: Air India, Jet Airways, Tru jet

International : being decided by CHQ during Haj.

FREQUENCY Domestic: 96 Movement / Week

International : 36 Movement / year

h. ATC WATCH HOURS (IST) 0545 – 0730

1200 – 2130

Daily
i. OTHER AIRPORTS IN THE VICINITY

(WITHIN 150 km RADIUS)

Jalgaon Airport

R011°/72NM AAU

Shirdi Airport under construction (R265°/53NM AAU)
j. Status of Airport license Valid up to 14.03.2017

About Aurangabad Airport

Aurangabad Airport New Terminal Building

1. Aurangabad is situated very close to Mumbai with 30 minutes (approx) flying time.

2. Night parking facility available.

3. Lowest VAT 4% on ATF only at Aurangabad in Maharashtra.

4. Refuelling facility at Airport available i.e. IOC and Reliance.

5. International / Domestic Air Cargo facility being introduced.

6. It has been declared as custom – Airport w.e.f. Feb 2015.

7. It is a DGCA licensed – Aerodrome.

8. Aurangabad Airport is ISO Certified for ISO – 9001 & ISO 14001.

9. No Air traffic congestion and no fuel wastage due holding and delays.

10. ATC watch may be provided as per request of scheduled Airlines round the clock.

Aurangabad Airport New Terminal Building

11. Runway length 9300 ft. presently caters to CAT D Aircraft Viz A320, B737, Maximum up to B767.

ATS Complex, Aurangabad Airport

12. Capacity of Apron: 2 No’s ATR or 01 No A320 (Old), 04 No’s A321 / 319 (New) Accommodated one B767.

13. ILS available on Rwy 27.

14. It is maintaining CAT VII for Fire and Rescue services.

15. It is having Aerobridge facility in Bay No 1 & 2 and power – in and pushback stand in all four bays in new apron.

16. It is having good potential for international flight to various destinations specially to Buddhist countries (due Ajanta and Ellora) and to Europe, USA and Africa via gulf countries for exports. Presently major industries are exporting their products via Mumbai however there is demand in CII/CMIA meeting to provide export facilities at Aurangabad Airport.

17. It is having CUTE(Common User Terminal Equipment) system for Check in.

18. There is huge space available for construction of hangers for aircraft.

19. Aurangabad Airport is having sufficient space for various Airlines offices and ticketing counters.

20. Airport Director - Sh. Alok Varshneya.

Airport upgrade[edit]

Project history[edit]

In the early 1990s, the Government of Maharashtra attempted to develop tourism in Aurangabad district (Ajanta, Ellora, Daulatabad and Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad city) but the project failed to take off.[citation needed]

Late in the decade the government awarded it to JBIC (Japan Bank for International Cooperation), which planned, financed and implemented the project. JBIC was to assist in several ways – monument conservation, airport expansion, upgrading roads to the monuments, improving water quality, expanding electrical service and implementing a visitor-management system.[citation needed]

Funds required for the first phase were 817.1 million, of which 694.8 million was allocated by JBIC. This phase concentrated on the basic infrastructure and necessary amenities in and around Aurangabad. The second phase (costing 3.60 billion) received about 3 billion from JBIC, with the remainder from the agencies involved.[citation needed]

Upgrades[edit]

Passengers walking toward the terminal building

As part of the overall development (and to facilitate tourist traffic) it was decided to upgrade the facilities at Aurangabad airport in phases, costing around 1.30 billion. The first phase included extending and reinforcing the runway, a new taxiway, construction of a boundary wall and other improvements; this was completed in 2005.

The second phase included a new, integrated terminal building and technical complex to handle domestic and international air traffic. The cost was 996.7 million, of which the JBIC contributed 6 million and AAI (Airports Authority of India) contributed the remainder. Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel laid the foundation of the second phase in January 2007, promising it would be completed within a year; the airport opened in November 2008.[2]

One of the most daunting problems faced by airport management at Aurangabad was that of parking space for the aircraft, since the old apron could only accommodate one wide-bodied aircraft; this hampered regular flights out of the airport and prevented its use by foreign chartered flights. In the second phase a new apron (measuring 500 by 400 ft) was built, accommodating up to four wide-bodied Airbus aircraft.[3] The old apron will continue to accommodate one Airbus and one ATR aircraft. Parking for five to six aircraft is now available, enabling chartered flights and increasing international tourist traffic.

Reopening[edit]

The opening ceremony took place on 21 November 2008 before Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel. The maiden flight was to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), carrying pilgrims for Hajj. National air carrier Air India launched its direct flight to Jeddah for Hajj, using an Airbus 310 with 200 hajis aboard from the newly constructed terminal in Aurangabad.[4] With this, Aurangabad became the 17th airport in the country from which Hajj flights depart.

The airport opened to regular traffic on 3 March 2009. A Jet Airways Mumbai-Aurangabad flight landed at 8:05 am, the first scheduled flight to use Aurangabad Airport’s new terminal.

Improvements[edit]

First phase[edit]

  • Runway extension (from 7,500 ft (2,300 m) to 9300 ft); apron and runway lighting
  • Instrument landing system (ILS) installation
  • Fence and water-bypass installation
  • Installation of air-conditioning and luggage conveyor in departure area
  • Approach lights and power-plant installation
  • Doppler VHF (very high frequency) omni-range (DVOR) radar installation
  • DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) installation
  • Emergency runway and shoulder maintenance

Second phase[edit]

  • 02 Aerobridges at New APRON, Aurangabad Airport
    Integrated two-story, glass-and-steel terminal building (with four entry & exit points) and a 30m-high technical complex (with a floor area of 620m²), covering a total of over 20,500m² and costing approximately Rs 1 billion (total cost of both phases Rs 1.30 billion)
  • 400-car parking lot
  • Two aero-bridges to facilitate passenger flow
  • New fire station

In addition to charter flights, seven planes daily serve Indian cities from Aurangabad Airport. It is used by 700 passengers daily, and the terminal has a capacity of 700.

The project was done by Polybond Organics Pvt Ltd as a sub-contractor. The entire aluminium Insulated roofing system, Aluminium ceiling systems and the ACP cladding system. The interior of the airport has a blueish colour in the day time.

Terminal features[edit]

  • A Inside View of New Terminal Building
    Central air-conditioning over a 1.9-lakh-square-foot area
  • Escalators and passenger lifts
  • Two aerobridges
  • Flight information display
  • Car-calling facilities
  • "Commercially important person" section
  • Child-care room
  • Duty-free shopping
  • PA system, baggage-handling system, closed-circuit TV

Technical Information[edit]

AERODROME DATA (AIR SIDE)
a. AERODROME ELEVATION / REFERENCE TEMPERATURE 1911 ft / 40.0 degrees.
b. AERODROME REFERENCE CODE (ARC) 4 D
c. AERODROME TRAFFIC DENSITY Light (14 operation / day)
d. TYPE OF TRAFFIC PERMITTED IFR / VFR
e. AERODROME RESCUE & FIRE FIGHTING CATEGORY (ARFF) CAT 7 with in ATS HR
f. VOR CHECK POINTS TAXI HOLDING POSITION ON TWY ‘A’ Position 287°degree. 0.6 NM from AAU

Movement Area Facilities (Air side)[edit]

RUNWAY
a. RUNWAY DESIGNATION / DIMENSION RWY 09/27: 2835 X 45M
b. DIMENSION OF RUNWAY STRIP 2955 X 150 M
c. RUNWAY STRENGTH ( PCN / LCN) Area PCN

1. Rwy (09-27) (00-700m) – 101/F/B/W/T

2. Rwy (09-27) (700-1830m)–78/F/B/W/T

3. Rwy (09-27) – 72/F/R/C/W/T

(Old Rigid portion)

4. Extended Rigid - 75/R/B/W/T

Position of Rwy

d. RUNWAY CONSTRUCTED / LAST RE-CARPETED YEAR Bitumen – 1961, Recarpet – 1974, Rigid – 1995, 2010. Last date of Recarpeting – 30.01.10
e. RUNWAY SHOULDERS AVBL
f. LOCATION OF THRESHOLD(DISPLACEMENT) No Displacement
g. STOP WAY/ BLAST PAD (SWY/BP) Not Available
h. TURN PADS Available (03 Nos)
I. RUNWAY END SAFETY AREA (RESA) 90 X 90 M at both ends
j. SLOPE

Passenger Facility Information[edit]

DOMESTIC SIDE INTERNATIONAL SIDE
a. TERMINALBUILDING BUILTUP AREA (IN SQ M) 22964.35 M² 22964.35 M²
b. ANNUAL DESIGN CAPICITY (MPPA) 0.146 0.1095
c. PEAK HOUR CAPACITY (PHP)-DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL/TRANSIT PAX 200 / 200 150
d. PASSANGER FACILITATION
o CHECK-IN-COUNTERS / CUTE SYSTEM 20
o CONVEYOR BELTS 1 + 1 1 + 1
o X-BIS 03 N.A.
o PBB/ELEVATOR/ESCALATORS 02/02/02 02/02/02
o IMMIGRATION / CUSTOMS / HEALTH / PLANT QUARANTINE FACILITY As per Requirement
o PAX BAGGAGE TROLLEYS 150
o RESERVED LOUNGE VIP Lounge
o AIRLINES OFFICES 03
o FIRST AID Available Available
o RESTAURANT / SNACKS BAR Snack Bar – 3

Restaurant - 01

o SMOKING ROOM 01 01
o CHILD CARE ROOM 01 01
o FACILITIES FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS SUCH AS TOILETS RAMPS,RAILINGS,WHEEL CHAIR etc. 04 04
o CAR PARK AREA /CAPACITY 13200 sqm

500 – Check & Change

o MULTI LAYER CAR PARKING Not Available

Aviation Meteorological Service Facility[edit]

a. CATEGORY CAT – III Observatory
b. EQUIPMENTS Wind Speed & Direction (DIWE), QNHIQFE, Hydrogen Ballon, Thermometer

Aviation Refueling Facility[edit]

a. CATEGORY ATF
b. EQUIPMENTS Refueling Bowser (03 + 02)
C. AGENCY IOC, Reliance

Airport Address and Contact Details[edit]

a. AERODROME ADMINISTRATION,

ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER,

TELE-FAX, AFS (AFTN)& E-MAIL ID

AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA, AURANGABAD AIRPORT, AURANGABAD – 431 007.
b. CONTACT NUMBER Land line: 0240 – 2476147

Fax line: 0240 – 2487044

i ATC INCHARGE 0240 – 2476121
ii PROJECT MANAGER NA
iii AIRLINE MANAGER Air India: 0240 – 2485780

Tru Jet: 0240 – 2471818

Jet Airways: 0240 - 2487076

iv GROUND HANDLING MANAGER
v AIRPORT FUEL SERVICES MANAGER IOCL: 0240 – 2485417

Reliance: 0240 - 2471232

Annual traffic[edit]

Year Aircraft Movements Passenger

(In / Out)

Cargo

(In / Out) (Kg)

Mail

(In / Out) (Kg)

2010 – 11 3824 267537 1787187 114136
2011 – 12 4791 395536 1197191 145987
2012 – 13 4176 433613 700924 210666
2013 – 14 3820 436289 1592716 234045
2014 - 15 3829 461138 1246735 202986

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Mumbai,pune
Jet Airways Mumbai.pune.
TruJet Bangalore, Hyderabad, Tirupati

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Blue Dart Aviation Delhi

Incidents and Accidents[edit]

  • On 26 April 1993, Air India Flight 491 (IC 491), A Boeing 737-2A8 (Registered VT-ECQ) was on its connecting route from Delhi to Bombay with en route stops at Jaipur, Udaipur and Aurangabad. The heavily laden aircraft started its takeoff from Aurangabad's runway 09 in hot and humid temperatures. After lifting off almost at the end of the runway, it impacted heavily with a lorry on a highway at the end of the runway. The left main landing gear, left engine bottom cowling and thrust reverser impacted the left side of the truck at a height of nearly seven feet from the level of the road. Thereafter the aircraft hit the high tension electric wires nearly 3 km northeast of the runway and hit the ground.

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