The sophisticated radar facility at Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery will be launched on September 14.
The Airports Authority of India in a press release stated that Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal will commission the radar system.
Excise Minister K Babu will preside over the function. Once the radar facility which costs Rs 16 crore begins functioning, it will pave the way for the development of the airport.
The Airports Authority of India said that flights can land and take off safely even in bad weather conditions.
Once the full-fledged operations commence, the aircraft landing and take-off will be totally under the control of the radar controller, thereby minimising the need for any judgment by the pilot during these procedures, even under conditions of very limited visibility.
Installation of the radar at CIAL will tremendously improve the safety of the airport as well as optimise runway utilisation.
This will vastly enhance the safety of operations besides minimising the holding time of aircraft for landing, thereby saving fuel and also cutting down emissions.
TheAirports Authority of India said that it will also commission the radar system at Thiruvananthapuram airport on September 17. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will commission the system at Thiruvananthapuram.