September 22, 2019 | 3:30 AM IST
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Boeing, AAI enter pact for technical surveillance, improvement

The Aerospace manufacturer Boeing signed an 18-month deal with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for providing technical assistance in communication, navigation and surveillance as well as air traffic management. The project is funded by the US Trade and Development Agency.
Boeing and AAI have entered the pact with the objective to develop a 10-year blueprint for AAI to upgrade the national airspace system and include global and local efficient use of airspace capacity.
USTDA’s director (Acting) Thomas R. Hardy said, “We believe the project will support India’s rapidly growing aviation sector and connecting American industry with new export opportunities.”
President of Boeing India Salil Gupte said, “India is experiencing unprecedented growth in civil aviation. With this kind of growth comes the need for safe and efficient aircraft operations as well as improving the airport infrastructure.”
Boeing will analyse current technologies and processes to identify efficiency improvements and ensure implementing a practical and safe airspace system, says a report.
It will also work closely with aviation safety regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) domestic airlines and other airspace stakeholders such as the US-India Aviation Cooperation Programme.

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