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Mumbai Airport is 1st in Asia to Commission ‘Disabled Aircraft Recovery Kit’

Published on October 11, 2023
Current Context: A Disabled Aircraft Recovery Kit (DARK) is a specialized equipment that can help to remove an aircraft that is unable to move on its own after an accident or a malfunction.
Mumbai Airport is 1st in Asia to Commission ‘Disabled Aircraft Recovery Kit’
  • It can lift, de-bog, and tow the aircraft to a safe location, minimizing the disruption to the airport operations and the damage to the aircraft.
  • Mumbai Airport is the first airport in Asia to commission a DARK facility with high pressure lifting bags, which are more durable, efficient, and faster than the conventional low pressure ones.
  • The DARK facility at Mumbai Airport can handle various types of aircraft, including the heavy widebody Boeing B777-300, which weighs 390 metric tonnes.
  • The airport’s Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting team has been trained to operate the DARK facility in case of any emergency. This is a significant achievement for Mumbai Airport and a great step towards enhancing passenger safety and operational resilience.


Q.1 Which continent is Mumbai Airport the first to commission a DARK facility?
a. Africa
b. North America
c. Europe
d. Asia

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