Remarks: The new and futuristic ATC tower at Mumbai airport. Although behind schedule the construction is now complete and it is expected to be operational by Sept 2014. Click here to see pic of the tower when it was under construction. Once operational, it will replace this old ATC tower next RWY 14.
Remarks: The all new VABB ATC Tower ! Expected to start operations later this year ! Also seen in the background is Air India Dream)liner VT-ANL rotating off runway 27, first flight of an Air India Dreamliner after the re-certifs.
second-tallest Air Traffic Control Tower (after the under construction ATC at New Delhi) with a height
of 83.8 m (275 ft) built
in a section of the parking area opposite terminal 1B. The triangular three
dimensional structure with soft vertices has won the
Hong Kong Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Award for the year 2009. From the new tower, air traffic controllers will
be able to see five miles beyond the
thresholds of both runways. The cost of the fully equipped tower is estimated
at Rs 4 billion.
The structure is likely to be ready for handing over to the Air Traffic Control
sometime in 2013 and is likely to be inaugurated by October 2013 after installation of ATC equipment. (Source: Wiki)
Remarks: [1600px] Starting from the foreground you see taxiway N1, Then the main runway 27.
In the background is the Air India Hangar notice the Air India Dream)liners, which were grounded then.. 5 of them are visible here. and after that is the General Aviation Ramp.
Dedicated to all the "Bombay Spotters"
Can you guess the number of planes visible in this shot, excluding the General Aviation ramp ?
Remarks: The party begins at our first night airside spotting session at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The ramp is filled with an equal share from Boeing and Airbus. From extreme left to right: The Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER VT-JEF preparing for her flight to London Heathrow as 9W 120, The Mighty Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Boeing 747-400 of Air India VT-ESO preparing herself to fly to Riyadh King Khaled International Airport as AI 821, The Airbus A340-211 of South African Airways gearing up for her flight back home to Johannesburg, South Africa as Springbok 285, and finally The Airbus A340-313X of Cathay Pacific Airways being readied for her flight back home to Hong Kong as CX 684. Dedicating this shot to all my fellow Mumbai spotter friends!
Remarks: A general overview of the Airport depicting the domestic terminal, the runway and the domestic apron in the distance. Seen on the RHS is the upcoming Mumbai Tower. Also featuring is the maiden visit of the Air India Dream)liner to Mumbai - reg VT-ANH burning rubber. Other aviation equipment such as the P.A.P.I lights can be seen on the LHS and the wind sock on the RHS. Can you count how many tails can you see in the pic?
Remarks: Dedicated to the entire BOM fraternity i.e. spotters, enthusiasts, CSIA employees, airline employees as well as the CISF guys, seen here is a part of the International Terminal at BOM! The distinctive semi-circular "Peacock" shape would be missed when the new X-shaped "Glass N Steel" T2 comes up in its place! Seen here is the popular Duty Free shop & the British Airways lounge entrance. This way leads to gates 12-16!
Remarks: 1600px. Taxiway N1 on a dull rainy monsoon day. N1 was temporarily shut after the Blast Fence behind RWY 27 was ripped off by a taking off 747. Dark clouds over the airport as an IndiGo A320 waits on N4 and a Jet Airways 737 takes to the stormy skies.
Remarks: Seen here at the remote ramp are the A330s. In the front, Swiss 154, Airbus A330-343 after arrival from Zurich, Jet Airways 11, Airbus A330-202 after arrival from Singapore, and Kingfisher A330-223 at the farthest end of the ramp.
Remarks: 1600px. VT-JGE holding short RWY 27 on N3 while VT-SGC on N4 awaits its turn to takeoff soon after. N1 is temporarily shut as a 747 ripped off the blast fence. Also How many birds can you see?