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IndiGo becomes first airline to use indigenous navigation system GAGAN

IndiGo becomes first airline to use indigenous navigation system GAGAN_4.1

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 toward Aatmanirbhar Bharat, as India becomes the third country in the world to have its own SBAS system after the USA and Japan.

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The flight was conducted using an ATR-72 aircraft and landed at the Kishangarh airport in Rajasthan on Wednesday (April 27) morning, using 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).

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  • IndiGo CEO: Rono Dutta (24 Jan 2019–);
  • IndiGo  Founded: 2006;
  • IndiGo  Headquarters: Gurugram.

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