Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has announced the establishment of a new Aircraft Recovery Training School (ARTS), which it states is the first of its kind in South Asia. 

The fully dedicated facility for providing specialized aircraft recovery hands-on training is equipped with state-of-the-art disabled aircraft recovery equipment (DARE) and has been setup in the premises of Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIAB/BLR Airport).  

Hari Marar, MD & CEO of Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), said the establishment of the ARTS at BLR Airport, tied into their vision of creating a world-class facility that sets new standards in aviation training. 

BIAL has established the ARTS through a strategic partnership with KUNZ GmbH Aircraft Equipment, Germany. The ARTS will offer Disabled Aircraft Recovery Training under the Trainair Plus program recognized by ICAO. It will provide this training for other airports in the region.

BLR Airport is also the first in India to acquire specialized code F compatible aircraft recovery equipment and assemble a proficient team of recovery managers. 

Andreas Fuge, the Managing Director of KUNZ GmbH said the new facility will serve as a central training hub, offering ICAO Trainair Plus recognised training to candidates from India, the Asia Pacific Region and beyond, in cooperation with Kunz GmbH. 

The ARTS will offer a comprehensive range of training modules, encompassing a combination of classroom sessions, one-day familiarization training, three-day hands-on training, and advanced five-day hands-on training programs. 

Disabled aircraft recovery is of vital importance in case of an aircraft mishap on the runway, with swift, precise, and safe recovery paramount to restoring normal airport operations. The absence of trained personnel and equipment can inadvertently lead to operational delays and even pose potential risks to the aircraft in respect of secondary damage. 

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