Friday, February 7, 2014
India Streamlines Air Traffic With GAGAN
India is ready to upgrade its Air Traffic Management (ATM) with the GPS-Aided Geo Augmentation (GAGAN) system, which has achieved certification level Required Navigation Performance (RNP) 0.1.
GAGAN, jointly developed by Airports Authority of India, the Indian Space Research Organization and Raytheon is a Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) designed to allow aircraft equipped with SBAS receivers to fly en route navigation and non-precision approaches without vertical guidance within Indian airspace. The system provides coverage for the entire Indian Flight Information Region.
"The enhanced navigation capability available through GAGAN improves air travel for all parties — airlines, passengers and air traffic authorities," said Brian Hickey, director, Raytheon Navigation and Landing Systems." In addition to enhancing air traffic safety, the system will result in increased efficiencies and lower costs for Indian aviation."