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Air Traffic Flow Management - Central Command Centre inaugurated at New Delhi

Date: 24 June 2019 Tags: IT, Mobile & Computers

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated world class Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) - Central Command Centre at Vasant Kunj in New Delhi. The central ATFM system integrates flight data from various subsystems like ATC Automation System, flight updates and flight update messages. With this, India became the seventh country in the world after the US, Europe, Australia, South Africa, Japan and Brazil to successfully implementAir Traffic Flow Management System.

About ATFM - Central Command Centre

The system integrates flight data from various subsystems like ATC Automation System, flight updates and flight update messages. It is connected to all airports in India.

Function:  It processes demand and capacity information and provides decision-making tools to ATFM Flow Manager for collaborative decision makin. It also ensures regulated flow of traffic at each airport in India. It also displays weather information along with static information about airports, airspaces and air routes.

Structure: It is supported by 36 Flow Management Positions (FMPs) at various airports including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad among others. Eight defence airports are also part of this network which are provided with FMPs.