Harris Communications Systems India Pvt. Ltd has announced that it recently completed renovations on a 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in New Delhi that will house the network operations control centre for India’s nationwide aviation communications infrastructure.
India’s Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Sh. Suresh Prabhu, in the presence of Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Harris executives, dedicated the new facility in Rangpuri, New Delhi.
The new facility exclusively serves the AAI’s Futuristic Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) network as a centralised and integrated operations and security centre for all critical communications needs throughout the authority’s facilities across India. This dedicated, around-the-clock centre allows the staff to handle virtually all communications requirements, including automated problem reporting and real-time network status for AAI. The centre also provides 24/7 monitoring of network security, including analysis and threat response, so that AAI can focus on its core priority – managing India’s growing aviation needs.
India is one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets. It handles more than 190 million passengers, which is expected to double to 337 million domestic and 84 million international passengers over the next decade.
“India’s exponential air traffic growth is creating demand for new aircraft, air navigation technologies, airport security equipment and infrastructure,” said Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, AAI Chairman. “With the establishment of this new network operations control centre, FTI provides a dedicated nationwide network service to support ATM operations from a centralised location for the very first time in India’s aviation history.”