Mangaluru, Sep 10, 2016: J T Radhakrishna, airport director, MIA, Mangaluru International Airport is reported to have said, the AAI, Airports Authority of India will provide air navigation services to air craft with highly sophisticated equipment. The modern equipment being installed at the airport now will provide enhanced safe navigation services to flights. The total revamp of air navigational services equipment will cost approximately around Rs 18 crore and the projects will be completed by early 2017.
The airport is in the process of replacing its three main navigational aids equipment. They are very high frequency omni directional radio range equipment, mono pulse secondary surveillance radar and ILS, instrument landing system. The very high frequency omni directional radio range equipment provides navigational services to flights crossing over Mangaluru airport. The equipment is now at Kaikamba about 12 kms away from the airport and is being shifted from there to the Airport premises at Kenjar and an advanced equipment valued at Rs 4 crore will be installed there to replace the old one. The mono pulse secondary surveillance radar, is now at Mura will all be rationalised.