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GAGAN developer woos general aviation
Feb 10, 2016
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is struggling to convince commercial airlines to use the GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) satellite-based augmentation system, but it hopes for a better reception from the general aviation community.
Having worked with the Indian Space Research Organisation and Raytheon on the official launch of GAGAN for Indian airspace in 2015, the AAI may have to hire an external marketing consultant to convince carriers to adopt the system.
GAGAN "is a big opportunity for India", said S V Satish, former ATM general manager for GAGAN and now executive director for safety at the AAI. "We should take the lead in marketing GAGAN to neighbouring countries."
Will budget airline SpiceJet become the first carrier to adopt GAGAN?
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