|Bahrain International Airport. Photo: Bahrain International Airport
[Avionics Today 03-04-2015] Aireon and India’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), the Airports Authority of India (AAI), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the potential deployment of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) services in Indian airspace.
Under the terms of this agreement, the two will work to develop applicable regulations, standards and procedures for ADS-B in its airspace; identify specific requirements for AAI's use of space-based ADS-B surveillance; and demonstrate how the use of ADS-B can improve aviation operations in Indian airspace as air traffic picks up.
“As we develop and deploy Aireon, our close partnership with them will help bring a much-needed surveillance technology to remote and oceanic areas within AAI's airspace that are currently underserved,” said Don Thoma, president and chief executive officer of Aireon. India is the latest to partner with Aireon, closely following an announcement made by the Central and West African ANSP, the Agency for the Security of Aviation Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA), late last month.