COMSOFT ADS-B surveying India’s skies

COMSOFT’s major ADS-B roll out for Airports Authority of India (AAI) provides advanced surveillance for Indian airspace. 

AAI are benefiting from COMSOFT’s state-of-the-art ADS-B infrastructure, covering the subcontinent of India plus parts of the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, allowing increased efficiency and safety in areas where radar coverage was restricted.

AAI first commissioned COMSOFT in 2012 for ADS-B installations at 14 sites across the country and with the second stage installation to seven sites completed, along with the subsequent integration into their existing surveillance infrastructure, AAI were able to take all ADS-B equipped sites into operation. Local controllers will now be experiencing greater enhancements for approach and take-off procedures, including for international en-route traffic.

COMSOFT’s Quadrant ADS-B sensor is a lightweight and cost-efficient alternative to conventional radar with the ability to build a complete air situation picture from airport surface to well beyond 250nm.  India’s vast landscape of over three million square kilometres, including the high altitudes of the Himalayas, will benefit immensely from the long-range surveillance solution and its ability to provide heightened efficiency and safety in all operational procedures, while presenting a supplement to conventional radar coverage.

With Indian air traffic experiencing growth from both international and domestic flights, placing it among the top five nations for flight increases*, the need for greater efficiency and accuracy was paramount to assist with capacity rises, which highlighted ADS-B and COMSOFT’s Quadrant as the perfect solution. Further key aspects were Quadrant’s high reliability, high performance and zero hardware maintenance costs.

* A growth of 4% was noted for both domestic and international flights in 2013. 

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