KIA to start handling big planes

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Kamuzu International Airport will now be receiving big Airplanes following the Commissioning of a 180 KV Ground Power Unit.

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony which took place at KIA, Civil Aviation Deputy Director who is also Public Relations Officer for the ministry of Transport James Chakwera said the commissioning of the equipment is a major boost to the civil aviation.

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“We were failing to handle big aeroplanes because Lilongwe Handling Company (LIHACO) had no such machine,” said Chakwera.

He added that the GP unit helps to power the stationary aeroplanes.

“Whenever we have received aeroplanes what happens is that craft operators are supposed to switch off the plane and then we connect our GPU to the plane because there are some facilities which still need power,” said Chakwera.

KIA had been operating without GPU following the breakdown of another unit which Chakwera said was old and outdated.

LIHACO has bought the machine using company finances amounting to K70 Million.

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  1. ZOYAKHULITSA!!! MALAWI COUNTRY!! IS THE POOR!!! BUT!! OTHERS!! WITHIN IN THEY ARE INJOYING!! ON BEHALF OF THE POOR?? THEREFOR!! GOD IS JUST WATCHING!!!!

  2. GPU is not only for big aircraft like the air bus 380, 350, 330 or the Boeing 747, 777, 787 etc. GPU is for any aircraft that needs to be charged for that particular time. Kaya ndi Boeing 737, 757 or Airbus 310, 319, 320 iliyonse

  3. Thats no sense issue from you guy.Its better to talk of hunger which ppo r xperiencing right now not that of big airplanes.Ife tinabadwa mwinanso tidzamwalira ndege osayikwerako ndiye wina azitiwuza za KIA?What for?Think twice Malawi!!

    • If He post About Hunger will it make the one with an empty stomach Full?? its just a story keep calm bro and zosakwela ndegezo its your personal issue kwa ena this Post is Important Zikomo

    • Ndipamene uli ochimwa chifukwa cha umphawi, ukufuna chitukuko chilephereke chifukwa cha kusakwera ndege kwako? Ikakhala nkhani yanjalayo, wekha utha kuithetsa pakhomo panupo. Nthawi idakalipo, kayambe kulima mvula ikagwa kabvale mbewu zako ndikusamalira bwinobwino uzakolora. Bolanso, osazagulitsa zokolorazo ukatero wathetsa njala suzadandaulanso kuti kuli njala uzizangomva anthu.

    • Ramzy. Exactly. He thinks airliners just fly everywhere as long as there’s an airport to land their planes…. KIA is hardly busy. Even with small planes. What would attract airliners to fly here?? Malawi is not an Investment destination anymore and tourism is not being well promoted….

  4. Gimmie abreak! Iz dat news? Do ew want 2 tell me dat LIHACO or watever their name is, ws failing 2 procure a 70 Million equipment? Ds crap hs 2 stop! We’re nt xerious as a nation…

  5. Poor country am nt show dat iz gonna happen.i waz dere b4 lol! Evin toilet are nt fine really n i ddnt find big plane around dere its better Chileka .immagine if they nt afford to fix toilet n road around air port wat about dat?

  6. Ok but unbelievable that a so called GPU is only a generator to power aircraft battery. Really a LIHACO could not afford to buy 10 even if it means obtaining a loan from the banks knowing the landing aircraft will generate landing taxes? Wow! Surely something is wrong with decision making at the top !

  7. if you’re bored like iam, here is what to do: place a cube of sugar where ants are prevalent in your house. observe as one ant will spot it, the little snitch will then go and report to others. after it has left, remove it, so that when the other ants come they will think the other ant is a liar and will never trust him again…………