FAA Supports India's Efforts To Modernize Its Aviation System | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 06.15.17

Airborne 06.19.17

Airborne 06.20.17

Airborne 06.21.17

Airborne 06.22.17

Airborne 06.16.17

Airborne-Unmanned 06.20.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 06.15.17

Airborne 06.19.17

Airborne 06.20.17

Airborne 06.21.17

Airborne 06.22.17

Airborne 06.16.17

Airborne-Unmanned 06.20.17

XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview -- www.allthingsunmanned.com

Mon, Nov 13, 2006

FAA Supports India's Efforts To Modernize Its Aviation System

Agency Will Assist In Meeting Challenges Posed By Growth

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Marion C. Blakey and Praful Patel, India’s Minister for Civil Aviation, signed an agreement Monday designed to further the development and modernization of India's civil aviation infrastructure. The two countries' aviation experts will work together on issues ranging from air traffic control training and procedures to aviation safety standards and regulations.  

India is the third fastest growing domestic aviation market in the world -- expanding 23 percent in 2004 -- and is projected to grow 20 percent a year between now and 2009. International passenger traffic is projected to grow by 10 percent per year through 2010.

"India is an important player in our effort to create a seamless global satellite navigation system," said Blakey. "I am pleased that we can help them develop their aviation infrastructure to support the growing needs of both India and the international community."

In a step toward managing this growth, India is developing its own satellite-based augmentation system that uses the Global Positioning System (GPS). Since 2000, the FAA has assisted the government of India in research and development of global navigation satellite systems and supported modernization of India's air traffic control system through its GPS and GEO Augmented and Navigation (GAGAN) project, in which India has invested $100 million. Support for the certification of GAGAN for use in India's airspace could be the first step under the agreement signed today.

In addition, the agreement will allow the FAA to work cooperatively with the Directorate General for Civil Aviation and the Airports Authority of India in meeting their growth challenges. Other areas to be discussed include the benefits and requirements of implementing Performance-Based Navigation, where aircraft can take advantage of advanced technologies to use the most efficient routings while maintaining the highest standards of performance and safety, as well as infrastructure planning and air traffic controller training to handle high-density traffic and monitor the safety of airspace.

The FAA established an office in New Delhi in August 2006 to promote these potential technical support efforts with India. Randall Fiertz is the agency's first representative in India, and will be supported by the FAA regional office based in Singapore.

FMI: www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 06.21.17: A380plus??, Lycoming TBO Upgrade, Drone Racing League Premier

Also: WomenVenture, EAA Pilot Proficiency Ctr, 787-9 Order, Cardiac Drones, Cessna Ldg Gears, A320neo, Nightwarden TUAS Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A38>[...]

Airborne 06.21.17: A380plus??, Lycoming TBO Upgrade, Drone Racing League Premier

Also: WomenVenture, EAA Pilot Proficiency Ctr, 787-9 Order, Cardiac Drones, Cessna Ldg Gears, A320neo, Nightwarden TUAS Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A38>[...]

Airborne 06.20.17: MAKO Near 1st Flt, Proteus 1000th, Pegasus Flying Car

Also: SR-72 Details, Aero-Calendar, Spitfire Flips, Tecnam Twins, Space Tourism, Iridium NEXT, Falcon Aviation The first new product since the relocation of experimental aircraft p>[...]

AMA Drone Report 06.15.17: AMA Museum-1999 Draganflyer, FPV Fest, Drone-Betting?

Also: AMA Outreach, Drone Theft, Dumb Drone Regs--In NJ, AMA Drone Report -- Help Wanted It’s never too late to start documenting history... even when it comes to topics like>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 06.20.17: UAS Orgs v Bad Regs, Anti-Collision, Drone Race $$

Also: Solar-Powered UAS, NK Drone, UAS Survey, Brian Wynne Interview The team at AUVSI is staying plenty busy as they and 13 other organizations authored a letter to members of Con>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC