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Bangalore International Airport: BIAL Sets Up South Asia’s First Aircraft Recovery Training School, Pioneering Hands-on Training for Other Airports in the Region

  • 2023-10-09

BIAL and KUNZ GmbH join forces to elevate Disabled Aircraft Recovery Hands-on Training with ICAO Recognition

 

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has marked a significant milestone with the establishment of South Asia’s first-of-its-kind Aircraft Recovery Training School (ARTS), in the premises of Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIAB/BLR Airport). This institution is entirely dedicated to providing specialised aircraft recovery hands-on training, equipped with state-of-the-art Disabled Aircraft Recovery Equipment (DARE). Through a strategic partnership with KUNZ GmbH Aircraft Equipment, Germany, BIAL will offer Disabled Aircraft Recovery Training under the Trainair Plus programme recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). 


In the event of an aircraft mishap on the runway, swift, precise, and safe recovery is paramount to restore normal airport operations. The absence of trained personnel and equipment can inadvertently lead to operational delays and even pose potential risks to the aircraft in respect of secondary damage. 


Acknowledging the critical importance of aircraft recovery, BIAL's top-of-the-line training facility is dedicated to equipping aviation professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to respond effectively to such challenging situations.


Hari Marar, Managing Director & CEO of Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), said, "The establishment of the Aircraft Recovery Training School at BLR Airport reflects our primary goal of elevating operational efficiency and prioritising passenger safety. As the first airport in India to acquire specialised code F compatible aircraft recovery equipment and assemble a proficient team of recovery managers, we have made substantial advancements in enhancing our operational preparedness. Our vision is to create a world-class facility that sets new standards in aviation training, and I am confident that this will be much sought after in the region.


Andreas Fuge, the Managing Director of KUNZ GmbH, while releasing the ARTS vision statement, reiterated his firm commitment towards strengthening the long-standing strategic partnership of KUNZ GmbH with BIAL in aircraft recovery. BLR Aircraft Recovery Training School will serve as a central training hub, offering ICAO Trainair Plus recognised training to candidates from India, the Asia Pacific Region and beyond, in cooperation with Kunz GmbH. 


Milan Zatakia, MD and Chairman of the Millennium Aerodynamics Private Limited, the Indian partner that represents KUNZ GmbH in Disabled Aircraft Recovery Systems Management and Training said, “The vision of having a dedicated Aircraft Recovery Training School is a reassurance to the commitment of Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, beyond the mandatory compliance requirements which demonstrates how the Airport is unique from other industry peers”. 


A comprehensive range of training modules will be available at ARTS, encompassing a combination of classroom sessions, one-day familiarisation training, three-day hands-on training, and advanced five-day hands-on training programs. These modules will equip trainees with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to efficiently handle aircraft recovery operations. 


For business inquiries, please contact dare@bialairport.com.

 

 

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