Planning, procurement and commissioning of all Communication, Navigation & Surveillance (CNS) facililties and support systems for air navigation based on short term and long term requirements to synchronize the organisations plan with ICAO's approved plans is managed by CNS Planning Department. Preparation of qualitative requirements and system specifications in coordination with all concerned agencies / organizations, preparation of estimates, invitation of tenders, tender evaluation of technical and commercial bids, placement of orders factory inspection of equipment and its subsequent installation and commissioning are the responsibilities discharged by the CNS Planning Department. Conducting site surveys for equipment location, from technical and operational suitability point of view, coordination with planning, civil and electrical engineering departments for associated construction activities for installation and commissioning, post installation performance checks and organizing flight cablibration before equipment commissioning are the aspects intrinsically involved in the process.

To meet the challenges posed by ICAO CNS ATM transition plans for SATCOM based Air Traffic Management, the CNS Planning Department has already accomplished.

  1. Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS)

    Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS) ADS has already been installed and successfully tested for operations at Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi & Mumbai airports.
  2. SAT COM. Network

    Implementation of a dedicated Sat.Com.Network amongst 80 airports all over India to support data and voice communication, including remote controlled air ground VHF communication to provide VHF coverage over the entire Indian air space, networking of Radars and ATS data communications is in progress.
  3. Area Augmentation System

    GAGAN, the space based augmentation systems for airspace has been taken up in collaboration with ISRO. Initial technical demonstration phase has been successfully completed & the total operational phase is schedule to be completed by 2013.