Thursday, October 20, 2016

M'luru airport enhances safe navigation services for aircraft

The new technical building – which was constructed at a cost of Rs 20 crore for installation of Air Traffic Control services along with the control tower – and the new control tower were commissioned and put into operation on January 10, 2015.

A press release from the airport director J T Radhakrishna said that the air navigation services (ANS) equipment required for the Area Control Centre and all other equipment at the old terminal building at Bajpe were shifted to the new technical building stage by stage.
The new ATC provides a 360-degree view of the old and new runways, the approaches to the runways and the parking bays.

The airport director said that the Area Control Centre helps in monitoring of flights in Mangaluru airspace and also the flights arriving at and departing from Mangaluru Airport. The Area Control Centre works 24X7 and the controls are monitored under Air Traffic Control officers and communication navigation surveillance (CNS) officers of the Airports Authority of India.

Noting that this is a vital installation, including the radar display which will increase the safe aircraft operations for the Mangaluru International Airport, he said that the facility will help monitor the flights from Mangaluru Airport within 250 nautical miles approximately.
20/10/16 Deccan Herald