Indian Airport Plans to Automate ATC

28 October 2009 (Last Updated October 28th, 2009 18:30)

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to automate the air traffic control (ATC) systems at Chennai International Airport (MAA). The AAI has signed an $8.9m (Rs42 crore) agreement with US-based Raytheon, which is currently studying the existing airport procedures. The aut

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to automate the air traffic control (ATC) systems at Chennai International Airport (MAA).

The AAI has signed an $8.9m (Rs42 crore) agreement with US-based Raytheon, which is currently studying the existing airport procedures.

The automated ATC system will offer improved air safety and a greater ability to handle aircraft movement during peak hours.

The new ATC system is expected to begin operations within a year. The airport also plans to install a new radar system by 2010.