THE FIRST TEST FLIGHT LANDED AT MATTALA - RAJAPAKSA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON 16TH OCTOBER 2012
October 16, 2012
The first test flight landed at Mattala - Rajapaksa International Airport on 16th October 2012 for the purpose of calibrating the Air Navigational Aids and other related equipment. This check was carried out by the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan with the use of a special "Beech Craft Super King 200" aircraft. The runway, Air routes and Electrical & Electronic Systems pertaining to Air Navigational services were included in the calibration process.
After a successful flight the Pilot and the team of examiners stated that the accuracy of all equipment and Navigational Aids was verified and all of them were functioning perfectly well according to the International Standards. They added that further checks would be conducted in the coming days.
The pix below show Mr. Prasanna Wickramasuriya Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services (SL) Ltd.,and the crew disembarking from the aircraft following the conclusion of the initial test flight.