India: Bangalore airport is all set for GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation or GAGAN. It is expected to begin operations in the month of December. The system is being implemented both by Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
AAI is testing the new satellite navigation system to ensure that the flow of information between Air Traffic Control (ATC) and aircrafts is smooth. The airport too will receive signals from the satellite and so it will be a three-way communication – between satellite, airport and aircraft. The new system will help aircraft land and take off precisely, get information accurately about their height and altitude and height from the ground especially when landing.
Source: Deccan Herald