AAI signs MoU with Aireon for aircraft surveillance over Indian Ocean

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New Delhi (ANI) July 25, 2019: The Airports Authority of India signed MoU with Aireon, USA for implementation of Space Based Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast data (ADS-B) services for the oceanic regions of the Indian flight information regions (FIRs). The agreement was signed by Mansoor Ahmed of Airports Authority of India and Don Thoma, President and CEO, Aireon in the presence of Chairman of Airports Authority of India, Guruprasad Mohapatra in New Delhi. The ADS–B data services will provide the real time surveillance of airplanes over oceans falling in Indian Airspace. The Airports Authority of India is planning to commence trial operations of these services from January 2020 onwards. The estimated cost towards provisioning of these services is Rs.114 crores per year. With the ability to display an accurate and real-time picture of an aircraft, this technology will facilitate more efficient planning and offer a wider array of traffic control and management tools.

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