India Set to Launch Air Navigation Satellite

India’s very own satellite navigation system GAGAN is set to be launched to support air traffic management. Air traffic controllers will be able to track the burgeoning air traffic over the Indian airspace.

India will soon join the ranks of the USA, EU, Russia, China and Japan with their very own satellite navigation system. GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) was developed jointly by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is intended to improve air navigation and make air traffic management more efficient over the Indian’a airspace.
The system which will comply with International Civil Aviation Organization standards, will also increase fuel savings and decrease air traffic controllers workload. The system has been designed in a way that it would be interoperable with the already in use GPS, EGNOS and MSAS systems.
Passenger movement in India is growing exponentially, and GAGAN is expected to be an invaluable tool for smooth functioning of the country’s Aviation sector. It is likely to be completed by May 2011.
Gagan is the transliteration of a Hindi/Sanskrit word for the sky.
What air navigation and air traffic management systems are being developed and implemented in your country?

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Haiii ,,,nice to read about GAGAN from ur blog …I am working in Airports Authority of India ,,Bangalore International airport .GAGAN project is going on at Bangalore ..I worked a few days at GAGAN…

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