Indian Airport to Begin 24-Hour Radar Service

2 September 2010 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2010 18:30)

Mangalore International Airport, India, has extended its radar operation to 24 hours a day from 19 hours a day to ensure safe aircraft movement in the region. Airport director MR Vasudeva said the service of mono-pulse secondary surveillance radar will help to prevent the collision of

Mangalore International Airport, India, has extended its radar operation to 24 hours a day from 19 hours a day to ensure safe aircraft movement in the region.

Airport director MR Vasudeva said the service of mono-pulse secondary surveillance radar will help to prevent the collision of aircraft in the air and maintain an orderly and efficient flow of air traffic.

The round-the-clock radar service will be used by aircraft flying within a radius of 256 nautical miles from Mangalore Airport, Vasudeva said.

The service will be particularly useful for aircraft operating at Kozhikode International Airport, Cochin International Airport, Coimbatore International Airport, Goa International Airport and Bangalore International Airport, according to The Hindu.

Previously Mangalore Airport's radar service was not available between 4.30pm and 9.30pm.