5:50 pm | By Arun Prakash, BangaloreThe air traffic control system (ATC) is the only part of the fleet that is not fully functional, which can be attributed to a number of reasons.
The ATC is a key component of the Indian Air Force’s air-traffic control system.
It has been continuously upgraded since the late 1960s.
The latest upgrade to the ATC was completed in 2015 and was completed by February 2018.
However, the ATA has not been operational since that date.
A major challenge in maintaining the ATCA is maintenance of the aircraft and their engines, the maintenance log is a comprehensive database of all the maintenance work that has been carried out on the ATCs aircraft.
The log can be accessed from within the AIRCOM software on the aircraft.
The Air Traffic Control System (ATCS) has been continually upgraded since 1967The Air Force has an extensive maintenance history with aircraft and its maintenance log shows that the ATCS has been upgraded every year since 1967.
In the current financial year (FY2017-18), the Air Force maintained 2,000 aircraft.
These aircraft include F-18s and C-130Js.
The Air Force is also currently planning to purchase new aircraft, which will include F/A-18 Hornets, F-15s, C-17s, A-10s, and E-3Bs.