Jeypore Airport Gets DGCA Nod For Commercial Flight Operation


Bhubaneswar: Jeypore Airport in Odisha’s Koraput district has received the nod of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for commercial flight operation under the UDAN scheme.

The airport has got the license to carry out scheduled air operations under UDAN.

“Jeypore Airport of Odisha gets the license to carry out scheduled air operations under #UDAN. This will help boost tourism and development of this tribal region,” tweeted the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
As per the official release, this license authorises the aerodrome to be used as regular place of landing and departure to all persons on equal terms and conditions for operation by aircraft requiring specifications of runway and associated facilities including granted exemptions equal to or less than those indicated in the Aerodrome Manual, subject to the conditions as contained in Schedule-I and for a period as shown in Schedule-II.

However, the Central agency also made it clear that the license will be liable to suspension/ modification/ withdrawal if the provisions of the Aircraft Act 1934, Aircraft Rules 1937 are violated.

Earlier, the width of the runway was 900 meter which was later extended to 1200 meter. But, after the orders, the runway was again extended to 1500 meter.

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