India’s largest Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower unveiled at Mumbai Airport
India’s largest 84-meter tall Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower of India was inaugurated outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. It is spread over an area of 2800 square meter area and is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as electronic flight strips that can reduce the workload of controllers and enhance safety and capacity of the airport.
The height of the ATC tower will facilitate all the controllers in having easy and non-stop view of complete operational area. It will also help in optimizing the separation of the air traffic, while boosting the traffic management capacity at the same time.
Note: India is the 9th largest aviation market of the world and has the traffic growth of 10% annually.
Categories: Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2017