Case Study On Delhi International Airport

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8.1 DESIGN AND TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT The Delhi International Airport, built in 37 months and designed to serve 34 million passengers a year. This new world-class terminal for India’s second-busiest airport more than doubled Indira Gandhi International Airport’s passenger capacity. Delhi International Airport is a nine-story terminal building which has two piers, 78 gates, six check-in islands with 168 check-in counters and 95 immigration counters. The terminal has 800 flight information display systems and 8,000 speakers. It has retail area which offers duty free stores for passengers to get the feel of a huge mall inside the terminal itself. Swanky lounges, nap and shower rooms add to passenger delight. To satisfy different taste buds, the…show more content…
Today, approximately 80 Indian airports handle scheduled services, operated by nine domestic airlines, with a combined fleet of some 400 aircraft. Over the last decade scheduled aircraft movements have more than doubled from 718,000 to more than 1.6 million in FY2015, supplemented by a further 281,000 general aviation movements. In addition to arriving and departing movements, Indian airspace handles approximately 400,000 annual over-flight movements. India’s airspace covers 9.5 million square kilometers, of which just over 60% is oceanic, comprising regions over the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Approximately 35% of the airspace in India is reserved for military use which does create challenges for commercial operations. The airspace is divided into four primary Flight Information Regions (FIR) at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, with a sub-FIR at Guwahati. According to the International Air Transport Association, air traffic in India has grown 19.4 per cent between January and June 2015, which is the highest amongst top seven domestic airline markets in the world, outstripping China that grew 12.3 per cent in the same period. According to Directorate General of Civil Aviation, domestic airlines flew 45 million passengers between January and July, compared with 37.6…show more content…
SBAS is a system to improve the accuracy of a GNSS receiver by providing reference signals. It is the flagship project of the airspace modernization plan. With GAGAN, India will become the fourth market in the world to offer space-based satellite navigation services to the aviation sector. GAGAN will provide augmentation service for GPS over the Indian land mass, the Bay of Bengal, South East Asia, the Middle East and the Arabian Sea extending up to Africa. The benefits of GAGAN include improved efficiency, direct routes, increased fuel savings, approach with vertical guidance at runways, significant cost savings due to withdrawal of ground aids and reduced workload of flight crew and Air Traffic

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