TNSTC’s Coimbatore Tiruppur Service via Sulur Palladam
TNSTC Coimbatore operates Coimbatore – Tiruppur Services in two ways from its Regions Coimbatore and Tiruppur.
1. Coimbatore – Tiruppur via Sulur, Palladam.
2. Coimbatore – Tiruppur via Avinashi.
Coimbatore – Tiruppur via Sulur, Palladam. In this route Sulur is an important place.
Sulur Aero have frequent Bus Services TNSTC Coimbatore operrates many City bus to Sulu Aero and Many mofussil buses bound to Madurai, Tiruppur via sulur, Karur, Palladam,Theni,Kumuli will stop here.
Depot : Sungam 1
Route : Coimbatore – Tiruppur
via : Sulur, Palladam.
Sulur Air Force ( Sulur Aero ).
Sulur Air Force Station is an air base of the Indian Air Force located at Kangayampalayam near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. It is a former Royal Navy and Indian Navy base.
The base was established in 1940 by the Royal Navy of the then British Raj. The base was called HMS Vairi and hosted a Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy Air Yard (RNAY) known as RNAY Sulur, a repair base for aircraft operating in Southeast Asia during World War II. The base was burned down on 26 August 1942 during the 1942 August revolution. In 1943, the Indian Royal Air Force came to Sulur, which later transferred to Cochin in 1949. After gaining independence, the Indian Navy established INS Hansa at this place to operate Hawker Sea Hawks. After the liberation of Goa, INAS Hansa shifted to Goa’s Dabolim airfield and Sulur was taken over by the air force. In 1955, the 5BRD (No 5, Base Repair Depot) of the Indian Air Force was planned and it started functioning in 1959. For some time this airbase was also used for civil aviation. Since 14 January 1984 this base has been a part of the Indian Air Force. The runway was also used for racing motorcycle and cars in 1960s.
In 2013-14 a new squadron of HAL Tejas will be stationed here as the first operational squadron once certification of the fighter aircraft by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is complete. Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft will be stationed at the base by 2016.
Sulur Base has the pride of first to station LCA Tejas domestic made aircraft. The first LCA squadron will be raised after the plane gets its final operational clearance. The first squadron will be based in Sulur air base near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
Sulur Air Force Station have eight AN-32. The aircraft which was introduced three decades ago, is used extensively to deploy troops, airlifting vehicles and for disaster relief operations. The AN-32 has tactical military transport roles, and can carry upto 50 people and can be used to airlift huge SUVs.