Thursday, July 15, 2010

Airport museum nearing completion

Nedumbassery: With the construction of a 120,000 sq.ft building for the proposed airport museum nearing completion, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has finalised the configuration of displays inside the museum.

According to the airport company, the museum will have four exhibition halls showcasing the growth and evolution of the global aviation industry and relevant materials supported by photographs and narrations in English. Each of the rooms will contain a central model of different structures related to the airport industry or the models of fighter planes and choppers.

The first hall will showcase the history of airports and Indian aviation while the next stall will have pictures and descriptions about the evolution of airports with special reference to the growth of Indian aviation since 1912.

The project will also trace the evolution of passenger aircraft, fighter planes, helicopters, aircraft engines and their components. Further, there will be an area for exhibiting the replicas of the highest airports in the world, difficult airports for landing, airports with maximum features and those in strategic locations.

The museum also proposes to set up an exclusive CIAL section encompassing its origin, financing schemes, its models of land acquisition and compensation dispensation, rehabilitation, milestones and future programmes and a replica.

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