Indian Govt Approves GAGAN – In place by 2011

In a bid to provide seamless navigation over the Indian airspace and waters, the Indian government has approved the implementation of a Rs 774-crore Global Positioning System (GPS) aided futuristic project.The GPS aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) project would place India in a select group of nations. Commenting on the development, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said the GAGAN system would be “certainly in place by 2011” and would make “flying much safer than at present”. It would also improve airport and airspace access in all-weather conditions and provide precision-landing approaches to aircraft even at airports, where Instrument Landing Systems do not exist.

Source : Press Trust of India

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