Test Your AVsavvy: Tankering fuel into India (October 4)

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Suppose you have the following trip traveling to India making both an overnight stop in VIDP and VECC. You are planning on tankering fuel from OMDB so you don’t have to uplift any in VIDP. What do you need to be aware of for your first stop in India?

INDIA INFORMATION

REDUCED VERTICAL SEPARATION MINIMUM (RVSM) OF 1000FT, BETWEEN FL290 & FL410 INCLUSIVE, IS APPLIED WITHIN WHOLE INDIAN FIR.
– RVSM COMPLIANT ACFT MAY OPERATE WITHIN INDIAN FIR RVSM AIRSPACE AFTER SUBMITTING A FLT PLAN INDICATING RVSM
STATUS IN ITEM 10 OF ICAO FLIGHT PLAN.
– NON-RVSM COMPLIANT ACFT WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO OPERATE WITHIN THIS RVSM AIRSPACE.
– UNDER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, A NON-RVSM COMPLIANT STATE ACFT ONLY MAY REQUEST APPROVAL TO CRUISE IN RVSM AIRSPACE
IN THE INDIAN FIR.
APPROACH PLATES FOR MILITARY AND JOINT AIRFIELDS IN INDIA ARE CLASSIFIED AS CONFIDENTIAL BY INDIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE. APPROACH
PLATES ARE NO LONGER PUBLISHED IN THE INDIA AIP AND ARE NO LONGER PUBLICLY AVAILABLE. HOWEVER, CREWS WILL BE GIVEN ‘ENHANCED AIR
TRAFFIC ASSISTANCE’ FROM INDIAN ATC FOR APPROACHES TO MILITARY OR JOINT MILITARY AIRFIELDS.

ALL ACFT ENTERING INDIAN AIRSPACE WHERE THE MAXIMUM CERTIFIED SEATING CAPACITY IS MORE THAN 30 SEATS OR THE MAXIMUM PAYLOAD CAPACITY IS MORE THAN 3 TONNES “MUST” BE FITTED WITH ACAS II OR TCAS II. PERMISSION WILL NOT BE GRANTED, IF NOT.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS OPERATING INTO INDIA AND CONTINUING ONWARD TO SUCCESSIVE DESTINATIONS WITHIN THE COUNTRY SHOULD BE AWARE THAT FUEL HELD ONBOARD AT ARRIVAL WILL BE TAXED A FUEL DUTY. TAX MUST BE PAID IN CASH TO THE GOVERNMENT. HANDLER SHOULD EXTEND CREDIT TO PAY ON CUSTOMER’S BEHALF.

THE A/P AUTHORITY OF INDIA ISSUED A CIRCULAR THAT ALL A/C COMING INTO THE COUNTRY MUST CARRY A TOW BAR ON BOARD. POWER OUT TAXIING IS
PROHIBITED, SO THE A/C MAY HAVE TO BE PUSHED BACK OR TOWED OUT OF PARKING BAY PRIOR TO STARTUP.

SHORT NOTICE A/C REPOSITIOING MAY BE NECESSARY AT INDIAN AIRPORTS.

THROUGHOUT INDIA, ONCE AN A/C HAS BEEN SEALED, IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO GET PERMISSION TO GO BACK TO THE AIRCRAFT TO RETRIEVE ITEMS OR BAGGAGE.

FROM NOV. THRU THE END OF FEB. EVERY YEAR, NORTHERN AND EASTERN AIRPORTS IN INDIA, (INDLUDING VIDP/INDIRA GANDHI INTL, VIAG/KHERIA, VECC/CHANDRA BOSE INTL, VILK/LUCKNOW, & VIAR/AMRITSAR) TEND TO EXPERIENCE HEAVY FOG & MIST FORMATION. THIS MAY RESULT IN DELAYED ARR/DEP, DIVERSIONS, & FLT CANCELLATIONS. WEATHER MINIMA FOR EACH A/P VARIES.

Based on the above information, which option below is correct? Answer below and come back next Friday to see if you got the answer right!

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