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Does Hosur has an Airport?
No, should be The Answer and that is the truth. Hosur depends on Bangalore for Air travel facilities and it takes approximately 4 Hours to reach the Bangalore international airport by Taxi or private vehicle during peak hours (6am to 11 am and 4 pm to 9 pm), otherwise it takes 2 hours to reach there.
Real estate promoter says that there is an airport at Hosur?
There is a Hanger at Hosur and not an airport. As said, a Hanger with maintenance facility will naturally have a run-way and that is there in Hosur. If you own an aircraft, then you can use this facility.
Why TAAL can never become an airport in recent time?
Two ariports can never be located at less than 150 kms radius as per the prevailing norms. Goa has managed to get two airports within 150 kms radius and this has happened only by 10th June 2010 with a special permission from central cabinet. Please refer http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/goa-to-get-its-second-airport-in-mopa/97480/on/ Goa proposed for its second airport in the year 2000 and it took ten long years to happen.
Even 10 years before TAAL projected its Hosur airfield project as an airport, but authorities never allowed it to be called so. TAAL is a private company which undertakes maintanence and repair work for aircrafts. The property TAAL owns is of its own.
TAAL has entered into a Airfield & MRO Division facility agreement with Air Works India (Engg) for establishment of commercial Aircraft Maintenance and Operating Airfield & MRO Division services at TAAL's private airfield (Licensed) at Hosur, near Bangalore. The runway at this airfield is capable of accepting Airbus A 320 and Boeing 737 Series class of aircraft and the hanger is capable of accommodating Narrow Body aircraft.
TAAL has DGCA Maintenance approval under CAR 145 for Maintenance of Cessna Jet and other Light Transport Aircraft.
TAAL owns a private airfield (Licensed) located at Hosur, 50 km from Bangalore city. The airfield enjoys a strategic location - it is a twenty-minute drive away from Electronic City, the hub of the software industry in Bangalore. In terms of time, the airfield is actually closer to Electronic City than Bangalore Airport. The airfield is capable of receiving Airbus A 320 and Boeing 200-900 / B737 – 200 -900 class of aircraft and is equipped with a Night Landing Facility as well as with basic Navigation Aids. Support services available at the airfield include refueling, Fire Fighting equipments, parking, aircraft hangar accommodation, crew rest area, guest house, aircraft maintenance facilities, aircraft cleaning services etc.Location 12° 39' 46.62"N, 77° 45' 46.98"EOrientation09/27Length2287 mtrs x 45 mtrs wide.NavigationRotating Beacon, Papi, Wind Socks, Signal SquareNight LandingLanding Tee, Runway and Taxiway Lights. Wing Bar Lights and Illuminated Wind socks.