MUMBAI, Jan 20 (The CONNECT) – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has been honoured with the ‘Innovation Champion’ award at the Wings India Awards 2024 for the first-of-its-kind ‘Taxiway Z’’

CSMIA received the accolade on Thursday during the Wings India 2024 held at Hyderabad.

With innovation at the heart of every decision making, one of its strategically planned initiatives, the ‘Taxiway Z,’ is a flexible use apron where a taxiway and parking stands are interchangeably used. This reduces the holding time for inbound aircrafts thereby improving On Time Performance (OTP) and leads to a reduction in carbon emissions due to reduced taxi time for our airline customers. Behind the innovative concept of Taxiway Z stands CSMIA’s diligent and efficient team, serving as the driving force that brought this transformative project to life.

Each year, Wings India Awards recognizes airlines, airports, institutions, and organisations from the aviation industry that have created benchmarks and made notable contributions in the field of Civil Aviation in India.