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GAGAN used by an Airline for the First Time

Published on April 29, 2022
Current Context: Indigo Airlines becomes the first to use the indigenous satellite navigation system, called GAGAN.
GAGAN used by an Airline for the First Time
  • GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation), is a satellite-based augmentation system. It is meant to provide navigation inputs to the airplanes flying in India. It is managed by the Airport Authority of India.
  • Indigo, has become the first airline to use GAGAN for its passenger Aircraft landing. This is a unique feat for India, as other players will follow the suit. It will further boost the demand for Indian satellite-based navigation in the neighborhood.
  • GAGAN uses GSAT -8 and GSAT -10 for signal in space communication. This would further the security apparatus of India as the signaling would be secured in Indian hands.


Q.1 Which Airline has become the first to use GAGAN for Aircraft landing?
a. Indigo
b. Vistara
c. Air Asia
d. Air India

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