Indian Airport to Install GPS-Aided ATC System

23 August 2010 (Last Updated August 23rd, 2010 18:30)

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is to modernise the air traffic control (ATC) system at Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi International (LGBI) Airport in the Indian state of Assam. The AAI will install a GPS-aided geo augmented navigation (GAGAN) system, an air traffic services automati

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is to modernise the air traffic control (ATC) system at Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi International (LGBI) Airport in the Indian state of Assam.

The AAI will install a GPS-aided geo augmented navigation (GAGAN) system, an air traffic services automation system, and upgrade the CAT-I instrument landing system (ILS) at LGBI.

Work of the air traffic automation system will begin from December.

The installation of a fully-fledged CAT-I ILS at the airport is intended to improve flight safety during landing and low visibility.

GAGAN will provide an accurate navigation system for all phases of flight at the LGBI Airport, according to The Assam Tribune.

The final operation phase of GAGAN, which has been developed at a cost of INR7.7bn ($166m), is expected to be finished by 2011.