Chandigarh, Jan 14: Haryana Civil Aviation Department has decided to develop its five airstrips to make available more facilities for operating and maintenance of bigger aircrafts in the state.
A spokesman of the Haryana Civil Aviation Department said here today that airstrips at Narnaul, Hisar, Bhiwani, Karnal and Pinjore would be given on lease for setting up flying training academies, aircraft maintenance workship etc. by private companies. Besides, a proposal for making an international cargo airport at Bahadurgarh in district Jhajjar had also been taken up with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India to promote the export of processed agri products etc. from the Northern Region including State of Haryana.
He said that three flying training centres of Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation were established at Hisar, Karnal and Pinjore where flying and gliding training was provided to the boys and girls for obtaining Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Glider Pilot License, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License and Flight Instructor Rating on aircraft.
Besides, the scholarship and concessional flying and gliding had been proivided to boys and girls having state domicile and grant-in-aid to Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation.
He said that the institute had fixed a target of 4500 flying hours and 6000 gliding launches for the current financial year. Of these, the institute had achieved 2451.35 hours and 4272 gliding launches upto December 2007.
While referring to the construction and maintenance of civil airstrips or helipads, he said that all five airstrips were provided with pucca runway and navigational aids such as Non-Directional Beacon, Ground Radio Station and Rotating Beacon.
These airstrips were being used for the operations of trainer aircraft, VIP aircraft and other outside aircrafts, he added.
The spokesman said that the Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation had provided 2011 parasailing sorties and 818.50 hours simulator training to the students during the year 2006-07 while 1611 parasailing sorties had been given during the current financial year.