AAI And Indian Navy Collaborate To Enhance The Safety, Efficiency And Airport Capacity At Goa International Airport
AAI has decided to augment the existing Air Traffic Control facilities of Indian Navy at Dabolim Airport, Goa which includes provision of real time data of air traffic operating in the airspace adjoining Goa airspace. The real time processed data of multiple Air Traffic Control RADAR feeds from Mumbai Air Traffic Control Automation system will be transported to Navy Air Traffic Control through dedicated high speed data link and it will be displayed to Navy Air Traffic Control Officers at Goa. This air traffic situational data display in Navy Air Traffic Control Tower will provide a complete details of inbound, outbound flights operating to Goa as well as en-route flights under control of Indian Navy Air Traffic Control.
In addition to multiple RADAR Data feed from Mumbai, AAI is also in the process of installing a Next Generation Surveillance System, ADS-B (Automated Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast), at Goa Airport. The Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data also will be processed in Mumbai Air Traffic Control system and in case of failure of RADARs, the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data will still be available to Navy Air Traffic Control.
With the augmentation of Air Traffic Control Surveillance facilities at Goa Airport, in addition to improved safety and operational efficiency, AAI will be contributing significantly in CO2 emission reductions as Air Traffic Control will be able to allocate optimum flight levels during en-route, climb and descent phases of the flight.
Also, a significant improvement in the Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Goa International Airport is in pipeline to be executed by AAI by replacing the old Instrument Landing system (ILS) of Indian Navy with a state-of-the-art new ILS. This would help in improving the safety of flight operations at Goa Airport.