IndiGo became the first airline in the country to land planes using the native navigation system GAGAN, according to a statement released on April 28.
The flight was operated by an ATR-72 aircraft and landed at Kishangarh Airport in Rajasthan on the morning of April 27. AAI) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), according to the statement by IndiGo.
GAGAN is used to provide lateral and vertical guidance as an aircraft approaches a runway for landing. Its precision is particularly useful at small airports that do not have the Instrument Landing System (ILS) installed.
“In Indian civil aviation, GAGAN will modernize airspace, reduce flight delays, save fuel and improve flight safety,” the statement said.
The Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a mandate that all aircraft registered in India after July 1, 2021 must be fitted with GAGAN equipment, it added.