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AAI signs agreement to provide Air Traffic Services at Noida International Airport

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) have entered into an agreement for the provision of Navigation and Communication Surveillance (CNS) and Management Systems facilities and services air traffic (ATM). AAI will provide air traffic services at Noida International Airport in Jewar.

As an Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), AAI is the only entity legally entitled to provide air traffic services in India. The agreement was jointly signed by Christoph Schnellman, CEO, Noida International Airport (NIA) and Kiran Jain CEO, YIAPL and K Vasudevan, ED Air Space Management (ASM) on behalf of AAI, in the august presence of AK Pathak, Member (Planning), AAI.

K Vinayak Rao, Member (Finance); Mr. Suresh, Member (ANS) and senior officials from AAI and YIAPL were also present on this occasion. “Noida International Airport at Jewar is expected to be commissioned by 2025 and AAI will be associated with the airport operator in the three phases covered by the CNS-ATM agreement, namely pre-commissioning service, commissioning and operational phase,” AAI said in a statement.

Airspace design and flight procedure design will be undertaken collaboratively under the aegis of AAI’s Airspace Management Branch (ASM) with input from the AAI Air Traffic Control Center. New Delhi and the airport operator. Under the agreement, AAI will plan, procure, install and commission CNS/ATM equipment and facilities and provide air traffic services for Noida International Airport.

The facility will also be equipped with advanced surface movement guidance and control systems and ATS automation systems that will enable situational awareness and provide decision support to air traffic controllers for operations by all the temperature. Speaking on the occasion, AK Pathak, Member (Planning), AAI said, “AAI is delighted to partner with Noida International Airport and is optimistic about these kinds of ambitious projects, which will open new gateways for operating several major airports close to each other serving the Indian metros. Mumbai and Navi Mumbai are lined up for a similar approach. AAI has already signed the CNS ATM agreement with Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIAL) in 2018.”

AAI should also deploy its trained, qualified and competent ATC (Air Traffic Control) and ATSEP (Air Traffic Services Engineering Professionals) personnel to meet service standards. Noida International Airport is expected to operate 24 hours a day since its inception. (ANI)

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