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AAI Completes Trials for Aircraft Surveillance Tech

India will soon make further forays into space-based technologies through an application for surveillance and safety by providing automatic and constant updates of aircraft location while flying over oceanic regions. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has successfully completed backup trials with the space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), used in all aircraft, technology that allows an aircraft to automatically send its location updates via satellites to air traffic controllers. Read Full Feature 

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India to Start Using Space-Based ADS-B by End of 2019

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will become the first air navigation service provider (ANSP) in South Asia to start operating space-based ADS-B, after signing a new contract with Aireon. Under the agreement, Aireon will start providing AAI coverage of all ADS-B OUT 1090 MHz flights within the Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata’s oceanic airspace. These regions are located in the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean and represent over six million square kilometers. Real Full Article

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AAI signs MoU with Aireon for Aircraft Surveillance over Indian Ocean

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. Read Full Article 

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