India / Boeing, AAI tie-up on air traffic management

The Hindu : Jun 05, 2019, 10:10 AM

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing on Tuesday signed an agreement with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for providing technical assistance in communication, navigation and surveillance as well as air traffic management.

This will be an 18-month project, which is being funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. The aim is to develop a 10-year road-map for AAI which will guide it in the modernisation of the national airspace system and will include global and local best practices for efficient use of airspace capacity.

“We believe this project will play an important role in supporting India’s rapidly growing aviation sector and connecting American industry with new export opportunities,” said USTDA’s Director (Acting) Thomas R. Hardy.

Boeing will study current technologies and processes to suggest improvements.

“We look forward to such opportunities, where both countries can utilize their expertise and innovation, to develop blueprints for cutting-edge technologies for the future,” said Kenneth I. Juster, U.S. Ambassador to India.