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India approaches ICAO after Pakistan denied Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special flight use of its airspace

India has recently approached the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) after Pakistan denied Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special flight the use of its airspace. This is the 3rd time in recent weeks that Islamabad has refused to allow Indian leaders to use its airspace after turning down last month requests by President Ram Nath Kovind ..

The world-class Central Air Traffic Flow Management (C-ATFM) inaugurated in New Delhi

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the Central Command Centre for Air Traffic Flow Management (C-ATFM) at Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The C-ATFM system is primarily meant to address the balancing of capacity against the demand to achieve optimum utilization of the major resources viz., airport, airspace and aircraft at every Indian airport ..

Airports Authority of India (AAI) signs pact with Boeing to modernize air traffic management in India

The US aircraft maker Boeing co and national airports body Airports Authority of India (AAI) have signed a technical assistance agreement for developing a comprehensive roadmap for modernisation of air traffic services in the country. The air traffic services comprise Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM). The 10-year modernisation roadmap will ..

Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Saab sign a pact to explore air traffic management

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Swedish aerospace and defence company (Saab) to explore Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions for airports operating under the UDAN regional connectivity scheme. In the sector of ATM solutions, Saab has a portfolio ranging from Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS) ..

Civil Aviation Research Organisation (CARO) to be set up at Begumpet Airport by Airports Authority of India

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will set up a state-of-the-art Civil Aviation Research Organisation (CARO) at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad to find indigenous solutions to meet the challenges posed by the growing air traffic and for enhancing safety, capacity and efficiency of aircraft operations in the country. Union aviation minister Suresh Prabhu has recently laid ..

GAGAN

GAGAN stands for GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) is a satellite based navigation system that will serve as a low cost substitute to GPS service over the India, Bay of Bengal, South-east Asia and Middle East along with expansion up to Africa. The system has been jointly developed by ISRO and AAI. It is primarily ..

Spain hosts World ATM Congress (WATMC-2018)

The World ATM Congress (WATMC-2018) was held at Feria de Madrid in Spain from March 6 to 8. It is the world’s largest international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference attracting thousands of delegates each year. In it, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) participated and showcased its achievements and initiatives.

GAGAN navigation system by June 2013

GPS aided Geo Augmented Navigation system (GAGAN): A satellite-based facility aimed at enhancing safety and efficiency of aircraft operations Expected to be installed in all airports in the country by June 2013. Joint venture b/w AAI and ISRO. Will improve air traffic management via timely information on aircraft movement. Once it is implemented, India would ..