For enhanced safe operations, High Power Distance Measuring Equipment (HP-DME) now installed and commissioned at Belagavi Airport.
AAI has upgraded the old HP-DME with state-of-the-art facility imported from Korea. The work of upgrading these equipment started in recently and after hard work of CNS personnel, it was commenced on Thursday as per international standards.
Belagavi Airport on Thursday tweeted that new advance technology HP-DME (Mopiens 320) has been installed and Commissioned at Belagavi Airport.
Mopiens’ Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) is fully compliant with ICAO Annex 10 requirements. It is installed and operated at most of the domestic airports in India.
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DME stands for Distance Measuring Instrument. DME is a standard International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) ground based radio navigational aid that provides slant distance information to aircraft with respect to ground station to define air traffic control routes for en-route, terminal and instrument approach/departure procedures. DME is normally collocated with DVOR or ILS/Glide Path and sometimes with NDB also.
The commissioning ceremony was marked by a puja at the site. inaugurated by General Manager BSNL, in the presence of Airport Director Rajesh Kumar Maurya, CNS in-charge and senior officials of the IXG Airport, Belagavi.
When we contacted, Airport Director Rajesh Kumar Maurya said the HP-DME is High Power Distance Measuring Instrument. Its advance version and High accuracy. Earlier Thales-DME was replaced by this new equipment.
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