CNS-Planning directorate has the responsibility of creating and modernizing
Air Navigation Services infrastructure to support safe Air Navigation in Indian
The department is also involved in planning, procurement and implementation
of various elements of the satellite based CNS/ATM systems.
This directorate is responsible for introduction of new systems and
equipments in the field of CNS, ATC Automation, Training Simulators, Test
Equipments and security equipments.
Installation, testing of above mentioned equipments and handing over of
these equipments for commissioning after flight calibration wherever
Co ordinate with DGCA for obtaining concurrence for commissioning of
various CNS facilities and implement CAR prescribed by DGCA.
Implement safety standards and procedures as prescribed by Aviation Safety
The department has a dedicated team of officers who are constantly probing
into the new areas of development in the field of Communication, Navigation and
Surveillance, new standards being laid down by the ICAO for
implementation and new systems introduced in other countries to make Air
Navigation Services safer and more efficient.
Activities undertaken by Directorate of CNS-Planning
Following activities have been undertaken by CNS-P Directorate
for modernization of facilities/equipments at various airports. COMMUNICATION:
RCAG’s have been provided at various airports for covering the existing
Indian airspace over 20,000 ft. by VHF line of sight communication.
115 nos. of VHF Tx/Rx with antenna and accessories have been procured and
supply has been received.
VCCS (wherein integrated operator panel for DSC/HOTLINE/RADIO/PSTN/EPBAX
etc. has been provided) has been commissioned at 30
airports in the country.
DATIS has been upgraded at 46 airports to network them on AFTN
ATS Data Link servers are being procured for provisioning of Data
link for clearance delivery, pre-departure clearance at 6 airports and
d-VOLMET broadcast at Delhi and Mumbai Airports
AMHS has been commissioned in the month of March,2011 at Mumbai
IP based AMHS is being procured for Delhi, Kolkata &
State-of-the –art HF Rx Subsystem is being provisioned at 4 Metro
DSCN has been operationalized at 63 airports.
13 nos. of New ILS (Thales make) has been commissioned, 4 are under
process of commissioning and work is in progress at 4
airports. ILS (Normarc make) has been commissioned at Kanpur (Chakeri)
New DVOR (Thales make) has been commissioned at 5 airports under process of
commissioning at 3 airports and work is in progress at 13
26 nos. LP DME has been commissioned at airports.
New HP DME (Thales make) has been commissioned at 14 airports, under
process of commissioning at 4 airports and work is in progress at 8
GBAS (Ground based Augmentation system) is being implemented at New Delhi
and Mumbai Airports.
GAGAN - (GBAS ADDED GEO AUGMENTED NAVIGATION) is
India’s satellite based navigation system being
indigenously developed at a total cost of Rs. 774 crores.
Work on the system has commenced in June, 2009 and is expected to be
operationalized by June, 2013. TDS has already been successfully
demonstrated. Apart from use of GAGAN in the field of aviation,
GAGAN will also be useful in providing navigational guidance to ships, in
oceans, roads, transport, trains , mobile users, rescue operations, flood
control,, scientific research, precision equipment etc.
In order to provide continuous and seamless radar coverage over Indian
Airspace, 9 MSSRs are being installed at Chennai, Bellary, Bhopal, Vizag,
Udaipur, Kolkata, Jharsuguda, Porabander and Katihar Airports.
Procurement of 8 ASR/MSSR one each at Chennai, Kolkata, Amrtisar,
Cochin and 2 each at Mumbai and Delhi Airports is under process.
Automotive Dependent Surveillance (ADS-B) has been planned for 14 airports
and procurement process has already been initiated.
ASMGCS is being installed at Kolkata, Mumbai & Chennai for enhancing
the traffic handling capacity of these airports for ground moving air traffic
and vehicles in bad weather condition.
Tower Automation System is being provided at 38 airports for better safety
and improving the efficiency.
ATS Automation System has been installed at Chennai Airport for
modernization of surveillance system. Radar data received
from other radars in the Region has also been networked to Chennai
Automation System for Seamless display of targets on the same Radar
Displays for Chennai FIR.
ATC training simulators:
Non-radar procedural ATC training simulators have been procured for CATC,
Allahabad and Training Centre at Gondia. Equipments are likely to be received
and installed shortly.
Procurement action has been initiated for provisioning of Integrated ATC
Training Simulators (IATS) for Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai with
centralized access capability from CHQ. Remote Station Equipment
(RSE) shall be provided at CHQ, which will have capability of
trained executive personal data management and air space evaluation
CCTV systems are being installed at 22 airports in India to enhance the
CCTV systems at 23 airports are being up-graded to cover all the security
zones of Terminal Buildings on 23 airports.
CCTV systems are being installed at 12 airports in India to enhance the