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Arunachal: ATC boost for Hollongi airport

The primary purpose of ATC systems is to separate aircraft to prevent collisions, organize and expedite the flow of traffic and provide information to pilots.

Itanagar: With just around two months away from being inaugurated, the under construction Greenfield Airport at Hollongi received a major boost last week with the installation of air traffic control (ATC) and very high frequency (VHF) communication systems at the air station.

The information regarding the installation of the communication systems was shared by chief minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday. Also Read: New CS of Arunachal: IAS Officer of AGMUT Cadre Dharmendra Appointed

“Happy to share that installation of mobile ATC & VHF system for Itanagar airport was completed on June 17,” Khandu said on twitter, adding that the electricity substation has also been charged.

The primary purpose of ATC systems is to separate aircraft to prevent collisions, organize and expedite the flow of traffic, and to provide information and other support to pilots.

VHF one the other hand is widely used for maintaining contact between the ground and aircraft.

The Greenfield Airport at Hollongi near here was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his third visit to the state as Prime Minister in February 2019.

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Though the work on the airport had substantially slowed down due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, the ambitious project is now nearing completion and is scheduled to be operational by August 15 next.

Spread over an area of 320 hectares, the airport once completed, would be able to accommodate narrow-body jets like the Airbus A321 in the first phase.

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