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AAI inducts two new aircraft for navigation aid calibration, Infra News, ET Infra


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MUMBAI: Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday has added two new B-360 type of aircraft equipped with advanced state-of -the -art Flight Inspection system into its fleet to carry out calibration of ground navigation and landing aids.

AAI provides air navigation services to aircraft flying in the Indian airspace.

AAI said that it will also provide necessary support by undertaking flight calibrations in the neighboring countries, which will also lead to generation of revenue.

“The Flight Inspection Unit of AAI is a very critical component in the safety chain of Air Navigation Service provided by AAI throughout the Indian airspace. Considering the importance of aviation infrastructures and expanding network of airports in the country, navigational aids are also being set up at all airports for safe flight movements,” said AAI in a press statement.

These aircraft will be used in calibrating landing aids such as the Category I, II and III Instrument Landing Systems and also navigation aids like DVORs, DME, NDB, Radar, GBAS, PAPI, TACAN etc, said AAI. “They will also be validating the RNP and LPV procedures as also the Instrument Approach Letdown procedures for DVOR/DME and ILS,” it added.

“Flight Inspection being critical in ensuring the best international standards as set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), needs to keep pace to ensure Indian aviation gets this equipment to function to the strictest parameters. Presently, The FIU of AAI operates One Dornier-228 and One B-350 aircraft for Flight Calibration /Inspection purposes and calibrates the Navigational aids like, Doppler VOR, DME, NDB, Landing aids like Instrument Landing Systems and Precision Approach Path Indicator installed at the numerous airports around the country,” it said.

  • Published On Oct 4, 2023 at 02:57 PM IST

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