GECI Chosen for Modernisation of AAI ADS-B System

GECI’s advanced GT280 automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system has been chosen for ten airports across India.

The advanced ADS-B station will provide the Airports Authority of India (AAI) with critical surveillance service to the country where local controllers will now be experiencing greater enhancements for approach and take-off procedures, including for international en-route traffic.

GECI’s GT280 ADS-B sensor is a modern and cost-efficient alternative to the conventional radar with the ability to build a complete air situation picture from airport surface to well beyond 250nm.

India’s vast landscape of over three million square kilometres, including the high altitudes of the Himalayas, will benefit immensely from the long-range surveillance solution and its ability to provide heightened efficiency and safety in all operational procedures, while presenting a supplement to conventional radar coverage.

With Indian air traffic experiencing growth from both international and domestic flights, placing it among the top five nations for flight increases, the need for greater efficiency and accuracy was paramount to assist with capacity rises, which highlighted ADS-B and GECI’s GT280 as the perfect solution.

Further key aspects for selection were GECI’s high reliability, efficient performance and lack of hardware maintenance costs.