IndiGo All Women Crew Completes Successful ILS Trials at Belagavi Airport
In a momentous step towards breaking barriers and celebrating gender equality, the Belagavi Airport witnessed a historic achievement today. The airport successfully completed its first-ever Instrument Landing System (ILS) operations with an Airbus A320-Neo flight VT-IFM arriving from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. What makes this feat truly exceptional is that the entire operation was carried out by an IndiGo All Women Crew, from the pilots to the air traffic controllers.
Captain Ranjana Velu and First Officer Akansha Sharma were at the helm, commanding the HYD-IXG flight on this momentous journey. With a sense of pride and professionalism, they skillfully navigated the aircraft and safely executed the landing at Belagavi Airport. Joining them on this historical flight were Lead Cabin Crew Keerthi Anvekar, and crew members Ms. Twinkle, Thoudam, and Sreemoyintee, who ensured the passengers’ comfort and safety throughout the journey.
The initiative to have an IndiGo All Women Crew for this significant ILS trial landing is not just a mere coincidence; it is a testament to the capabilities and competence of women in the aviation industry. The dedication and hard work put in by each member of the crew have shattered stereotypes and proven that gender is no barrier to achieving excellence in their chosen professions.
Air Traffic Controller Richa Goswami, who took charge as the Controller for this special landing, played a pivotal role in guiding the flight through its final approach and ensuring a smooth landing. The successful coordination between the all-women flight crew and the air traffic controller exemplifies the seamless teamwork that is crucial in aviation operations.
The historic ILS trial landing was greeted with elation and admiration from passengers and onlookers present at Belagavi Airport. The sense of pride among the IndiGo All Women Crew and the acknowledgment of their achievement reverberated throughout the airport. As the aircraft touched down gracefully, it symbolized not only the technological prowess of modern aviation but also the empowerment of women in a traditionally male-dominated field.
Airport Director, Shri S Thyagrajan, and the HOD of the Communication department congratulated the entire crew for their successful completion of the ILS trials. He acknowledged the significance of this achievement and reiterated the airport’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment.
“This IndiGo All Women Crew flight is a remarkable moment in the history of Belagavi Airport,” expressed Shri S Thyagrajan. “We are thrilled to witness such a dedicated team of women professionals breaking barriers and showcasing their expertise. It is a milestone that inspires and encourages the next generation of women to pursue careers in aviation.”
As news of this extraordinary flight spreads, it serves as a beacon of inspiration for women aspiring to make a mark in the aviation industry. The all-women crew’s stellar performance exemplifies the heights that can be reached when talent, determination, and equal opportunities converge.
Belagavi Airport’s successful completion of the ILS trials with an IndiGo All Women Crew marks a significant step forward in the journey toward gender equality and inclusivity. It is a proud moment for the aviation community and a milestone that will be remembered for years to come. This accomplishment not only highlights the airport’s commitment to modern aviation standards but also serves as a shining example of women’s competence and prowess in a profession that knows no gender boundaries.
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