IndiGo becomes first airline to use indigenous navigation system GAGAN
- IndiGo becomes the first airline in Asia to land its
aircraft using the indigenous navigation system GAGAN.
- This is a huge leap for Indian Civil Aviation and a firm
step towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat, as India becomes the third country in the
world to have their own SBAS system after the USA and Japan.
- The flight was conducted using an ATR-72 aircraft and landed
at the Kishangarh airport in Rajasthan.
- It uses GPS-aided geo-augmented navigation (GAGAN), which has been jointly developed by
the Centre-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Indian Space Research Organisation
- It is noted that IndiGo was founded in 2006.
- its Headquarters located at Gurugram.