Global aircraft engine supplier GE Aviation is collaborating with Airports Authority of India (AAI) to improve airspace efficiency in Bangalore, Mangalore and Guwahati airports. The collaboration comes through a US Trade and Development Agency grant, under which GE Aviation and the AAI will work together to deploy the efficient procedures at Bangalore, Mangalore and Guwahati airports to improve airspace efficiency.
GE will also work with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to support Required Navigation Performance (RNP) operations approval for a domestic airline. Performance-based navigation (PBN) technology allows pilots to use onboard technology to follow a precise track, independent of ground-based navigation beacons that limit where the aircraft can go. RNP procedures, an advanced form of PBN technology, can be designed to shorten the distance an aircraft has to fly en-route, and to reduce fuel burn, exhaust emissions and noise pollution in communities near airports.