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AAI, Navy to enhance safety, capacity at Goa airport

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

In a bid to enhance safety, efficiency and capability at the airport, the AAI has decided to augment Navy (ATC) facility here by sharing real time data of flights from ATC, an official release said today.

is currently in Indian Navy's facility, INS Hansa, near town, 40 kms away from here.

The officials yesterday held meeting with the in presence of Member of Air Navigation Services (ANS) AK Dutta, the (AAI) said in the release.

ANS is a wing of the AAI.

The real-time processed data of multiple ATC feeds from ATC automation system will be transported to Navy ATC through dedicated high speed data link and it will be displayed to Navy ATC officers at Goa, the release said.

This air traffic situational data display in Navy ATC tower will provide a complete details of inbound, outbound flights operating to as well as en-route flights under control of ATC, it added.

Meanwhile, Goa BCH said that the sharing of the data from ATC to Navy in Goa at the real-time basis would be done before the end of current year.

stated that there was a need felt of such arrangement because "in Goa was not covering areas of Mumbai".

"That is why we are giving them the data of civilian flights from Mumbai," he added.

also said that the new instrument landing system (ILS) will be installed by the AAI at the by replacing the old one of Indian Navy "to improve flight safety".

In addition to sharing ATC data of Mumbai, the AAI will also install next generation surveillance system 'ADS-B' at the which will act as a backup for radar, he said.

currently has the capacity of handling six million tourists annually, while the AAI is in the process to increase the capacity of this facility.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 19:00 IST