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2014-02-07 00:20:14

Indian airspace equipped with the most advanced GPS technology for civil aviation NEW DEHLI, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system jointly developed by Airports Authority of India, the Indian Space Research Organization and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has achieved certification level Required Navigation Performance (RNP) 0.1. Civil aircraft in Indian airspace will now have access to more precision navigation data than ever before. The GAGAN...

2012-11-20 20:20:17

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The MITRE Corporation formalized its partnership with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) during the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) 12th Air Navigation Conference in Montreal, Nov. 19 to 30. Since 2006, The MITRE Corporation has been working closely with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to provide solutions to meet India's significant aviation growth. That relationship was further strengthened on April 13,...

2010-03-01 08:00:00

HYDERABAD, India, March 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a contract by the Airports Authority of India to automate air traffic control services at the Chennai International Airport. Raytheon will install AutoTrac III, its next-generation air traffic management system, to help reduce delays in aircraft arrival and departure. The new system will also have real-time meteorological information to assist air traffic controllers in adjusting to changing...

2008-10-04 21:00:12

By Vishwas Kothari Pune: A top official from the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Delhi, called on the authorities at the Air Force Station (AFS), Lohegaon, here on Wednesday to discuss issues related to the commissioning of new operational facilities at the Pune airport, which is part of the Indian Air Force base. Getting the newly laid parallel aircraft taxi track operational and facilitating ground infrastructure for the installation of an instrument landing system (ILS) topped the...

2008-09-30 21:00:24

By Vishwas Kothari Pune: The recent runway repair works carried out at the Lohegaon airport has had a negative impact on the growth of passengers in 2007-2008 . Statistics released by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Pune, showed that 15.73 lakh passengers used the Pune airport in 2007-08 , as against 15.68 lakh the preceding year (a negligible 0.30 per cent growth). The statistic also holds significance since passenger growth during 2005-06 was a whopping 57.38 per cent. Pune...

2008-08-26 03:00:40

NEW DELHI: If you feel you can breeze your way to catch a flight at the new airports at Hyderabad and Bangalore, think again. Domestic airlines have, for now, decided not to include user development fee (UDF) that outbound passengers have to pay at new airports in Hyderabad and Bangalore in their ticket costs. As a result, fliers will have to shell out this fee, that goes to airport developers as one of the measures of recovering investment made, by lining up at the airport when they go to...

2008-08-22 00:00:26

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: Close on the heels of clearing the levy of Rs 375 as user fee from passengers flying out of Hyderabad, the aviation ministry could now make India's biggest airports costlier for both airlines and fliers. After initially disallowing GVK's demand for a 10% hike in aeronautical charges for Mumbai airport on the ground that it would further hike costs and make flying more expensive, the ministry is now learnt to be favourably considering the same. "A 10% hike in...

2008-08-17 21:00:38

NEW DELHI: The Centre has finally given the final go-ahead for modernizing Kolkata and Chennai airports by the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI). The AAI will now begin work next month and complete the process in three years. The Union cabinet on Thursday approved the Rs 1,808-crore Chennai and Rs 1,943-crore Kolkata airport programmes. Aviation minister Praful Patel said: "AAI can develop these two airports as models and compete with private sector in developing world class...

2008-07-18 00:00:25

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: Closure of its airports in Hyderabad and Bangalore, coupled with slowdown in the aviation sector, has made the Airports Authority of India (AAI) jittery over revenue collection in financial 2008-09. In 2007-08, it collected Rs 4,000 crore and now the authority feels that even meeting this figure would be good enough in this turbulent year, when record oil prices have put a question mark on airlines' survival and pulled down growth rate of domestic passenger...

2008-07-08 00:00:18

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: Rising oil prices are creating pain for airport developers too. Faced with a slowdown in the domestic aviation industry, both the Airports Authority of India and private players are now fearing lower revenues and seeking ways to cut costs, after investing huge amounts on infrastructure improvements. Unlike airlines that are cutting flights and grounding or leasing planes to foreign airlines to cut costs, airport operators can't do something like this. "We are...