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The Minister of State for Civil Aviation inaugurated the Air Traffic Flow Management - Central Command Centre. To address the balancing of capacity against the demand to achieve optimum utilization of the major resources is C-ATFM’s main objective.

This achievement includes utilization of the major resources via airport, airspace and aircraft at every Indian airport where there is a capacity constraint.

The C-ATFM system is supported by 36 Flow Management Positions (FMP) at various airports including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad among others are supporting C-ATFM system along with the Eight defence airports which are also part of the ATFM network provided with FMPs.

This is image show in AAI Centrasl ATFM Structure

This is Image Show in AAI Centrasl ATFM Structure

This is image show in AAI Centrasl ATFM Structure

C-ATFM Overview

  • C-ATFM is an Air Traffic Control Automation System, that can be used to track flight updates thereby ensuring safety and orderly flow of traffic.

  • Aviation infrastructure related information can be easily such as planes on ground, planes which are in air, etc. can be easily observed using this world class system on a large screen.

  • This system facilitates displays weather information along with static information about airports, airspaces and air routes.

  • The demand and capacity information along with static information about airports, airspaces and air routes can be easily monitored using this centralised air traffic flow management system.

  • Providing decision-making tools to ATFM flow manager for collaborative decision making and to ensure regulated flow of traffic at each airport in India are the additional benefits of C-AFTM system.

  • 36 airports of India that are handling traffic are connected by C-ATFM system. These airports are physically connected to C-AFTM system while rests of the airports are connected through internet.

  • Thus C-AFTM system is supported by 36 Flow Management Positions (FMP) at various airports such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad etc.

  • The major airports in India are facing a massive infrastructure issue and capacity constraints. The terminals are handling way more passengers than their capacity. This new system is expected to cut down on flight delays by synchronising aircraft movement with real time conditions.

Benefits & Significance

  • By balancing traffic demand, this C-AFTM system will help preventing flight delays.

  • C-ATFM further facilitates aviation stakeholders to access same information and visibility towards each other’s resource requirements and resource availability.

  • These stakeholders are connected through various means of communications, and dedicated networks.

  • India has now become 7th country in the World to have a Centralised Air Traffic Flow Management System.

  • This system is supposed to ease up conditions at airports with maximum infra shortage such as Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore along with Patna and Lucknow.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 29, 2019

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