Saab, AAI sign MoU under UDAN

The Swedish aerospace and defence company (Saab) and Airports Authority of India (AAI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore air traffic management (ATM) solutions for airports operating under the regional connectivity scheme, UDAN.

Air traffic management is an aviation term comprising of all systems which aid the aircraft to depart from an aerodrome, transit airspace, and land at a destination aerodrome, including Air Traffic Services (ATS), Airspace Management (ASM), and Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management (ATFCM).

The AAI looks to benefit from the portfolio of Saab ranging from Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS) and Surface Movement Radar (SR- 3) to Remote Towers which can be deployed at all types of airports.

About the agreement

The Saab and AAI will look to:

  • Develop a pan-Indian ATM Automation System for airports under the UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme.
  • Both will jointly explore potential avenues for co-operation for ATM solutions in India.

Saab ATM solutions have already been deployed at 11 airports in India and they can support single and multiple runway airfields, as well as remote operations and deployable systems.

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