IndiGo becomes first airline to use indigenous navigation system GAGAN

Highlights:

  • 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 (ISRO).
  • It is noted that IndiGo  was founded in 2006.
  • its Headquarters located at  Gurugram.