February 18, Kathmandu: calibration flight of Gautam Buddha International Airport has started from today. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has stated that the aircraft brought for the flight will fly for more than 30 hours and complete the test of the connected devices.
According to Chandralal Karna, spokesperson of NEA, the flight will be flown for more than five hours daily from today Saturday is a holiday. During the calibration flight, the flight from Bhairahawa Airport will be completely halted from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm, said Karna.
He said that the flight had to be stopped as it had to be tested at the airport by flying at low altitudes. Up to 20 flights are operating daily at Bhairahawa Airport.
According to NEA, Gautam Buddha International Airport is the first of the 35 airports operating in Nepal to be able to land fully mechanically. After Tribhuvan International Airport, there will be Gautam Buddha International Airport for international flights.