Bhadra Intl set to take over ground handling work at Calicut airport

Our Bureau Kozhikode | Updated on April 28, 2011 Published on April 28, 2011

The ground handling work at Calicut International Airport is set to be taken over by the New Delhi-based Bhadra International India Ltd.

Mr S.S. Malhotra, Head, Human Resources, Bhadra International, said here that the vehicles and equipment required for the operations have been kept ready and they would become active within the next few days.

Equipments imported

He said all the equipments have been imported from Germany and they conform to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) standards.

The state-of-the-art vehicles would replace farm tractors and conventional high-floor coaches now being used in the airport.

The array of imported vehicles and equipment include pushback vehicles, step ladders, conveyors, main deck loaders for wide-body aircraft, load-deck loaders for narrow-body aircraft, tow bars to tow aircraft, ground power units and transporters that can be used to move cargo.

All the vehicles are battery-operated according to the norms prescribed in the new ground handling policy of the Civil Aviation Ministry, Mr Malhotra said, and added that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had allotted space in the airport for a maintenance workshop.

Apart from Calicut, Bhadra International will also be in charge of ground handling operations at Chennai, Kolkotta, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Mangalore and Tiruchi airports.

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Published on April 28, 2011
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