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From The Editor's Desk - Fifteenth Issue, October 2008


The World Air Traffic Controllers day 20th of October is round the corner once again. On behalf of the entire e-zine team let me greet all of you there, close or far, who mean so much in the Aviation fraternity. The time has come to celebrate the achievements made in the past one year and gear up for the remedies to be made to take aviation skywards. This year www.clubcontroltower.net is combining with the Air Traffic Controllers Guild, India and Eternal Mewar and celebrating the day in Udaipur, at Shikarbadi airstrip. A dozen small aircraft ( Cessna, micro light etc) are expected to participate and an ode to aviation will be made by a sound and light show.

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IN FOCUS...PERFORMANCE BASED NAVIGATION (PBN)
FELICITATIONS
IMPLEMENTATION OF RNAV1 SIDS STARS AT AHMEDABAD
AVIATION HUMOUR
THE POWER OF POSITIVITY
ALL INDIA WATCH HOURS
WINGS OF INDIA-MICROLITE AIRCRAFT EXPEDITION 2002
AFGHAN CONTROLLERS TRAINEES
PBN


The Indian Air Transport sector is among the most vibrant and fastest growing in the world. IATA growth forecasts a growth of 8.4% average annual growth in International traffic between 2004 and 2009.When combined with the domestic traffic growth in India the growth rate in the aviation sector is predicted to be 12% average annual growth against a GDP growth of 12%. The five challenges identified by IATA for a successful take off of Indian Aviation are-1.Enhancement of Safety 2.Urgent Infrastructure Improvements 3.Commercial Freedom 4.Simplifying the Aviation Business through effective use of Technology.


Indian Airports have seen a staggering rise in demand over the past years. To compensate, India has invested in new airports, terminals, runways and surveillance infrastructures. This year Indian Aviation witnessed the introduction of Performance Based Navigation in Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedadbad Airports PBN allows efficient use of airspace and the main advantage for the pilots using this system is that the navigation function is performed by highly accurate and sophisticated on board equipment and thus allowing reduction in cockpit workload and increase on safety. For Air Traffic Controllers, the main advantage of aircraft using a RNAV system is that ATS routes can be straightened as it is not necessary for the routes to pass over locations marked by conventional navigational aids. The aircraft can be accurately flown point to point with greater flexibility. So,it heralds an era of reduction in sensor specific routes and procedures and their associated costs.


IGI Airport New Delhi has introduced its third runway. The 4430 meters long runway which is 75 meters wide and christened 11-29 is the longest in India and second longest in Asia after the longest that is 5500 meters in Quamdo Bangda Airport in Tibet. This runway will take care of operations of aircraft of A380 category in India. According to DIAL the new runway would double the airports peak hour performance from an average of 35-40 to 75.


The Govt. of India has also approved a satellite based 7.7bn futuristic navigational system which would meet the needs of growing air traffic and strengthen the aviation navigation system. The new system, called the Geostationary Augmentation and Navigation project will also help aircraft to take a straight route instead of navigating on an irregular path and contribute to fuel saving. The new system proposes to enhance higher air traffic within limited airspace and also reduce Controller workload .AAI and Indian Satellite Research Organisation are developing this new system which is highly futuristic.


To meet the growing needs of Air Traffic Controllers AAI has inducted new Air Traffic Controllers on a war footing and the Civil Aviation Training College is imparting the necessary trainings needed before allowing them to assume independent duty.


With such developments as above and futuristic efforts by all of us we can surely take Indian Aviation to flight level 460 and above .So let us ....

Aryama Sanyal

 
             
 
 
     
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