AAI flies to new high at ICAO World Aviation Forum in Canada
Airports Authority of India (AAI) has participated in the ICAO World Aviation Forum and 39th ICAO Triennial General Assembly, which was attended by delegates from 191 countries. The Indian Delegation, led by Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju participated in the event.
The Minister also inaugurated Airports Authority of India’s booth in the presence of Alok Shekhar, Representative of India with the Governing Council of ICAO, Anuj Aggrawal, Member HR, AAI, and other senior officers and delegates from India during the IWAF & 39th ICAO General Assembly held in Montreal, Canada.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister lauded Airports Authority of India for showcasing its expertise in the field of airports consultancy, development, operation and management of airports, flight calibration services, NOCAS, GAGAN, Consultancy in ATFM and flight procedure design and also SKYREV360 — a comprehensive e-business solution for data gathering, invoicing and collection under one of the ICAO missions ‘’No Country Left Behind’’.
Airports Authority of India also participated in World Triennial General Assembly of Airports Council International (ACI) event which was held during the same period. More than 2,000 airport industry decision makers participated in the event.
Airports Authority of India, which is a statutory body vested with the responsibility of both airport management and air navigation services provider, believes that its true assets are incorporeal — the knowledge, skills and attitude of its 17000 strong workforce — in line with ICAO’s civil aviation training philosophy of “Training for All”. In recognition of Airports Authority of India’s efforts and contribution in Capacity building initiatives, Dr Fang Liu, Secretary General, ICAO felicitated Airports Authority of India by presenting a plaque to Anuj Aggarwal, Member HR, Airports Authority of India.
Dr Fang Liu, Secretary General, ICAO while addressing the gathering at ICAO museum at the ICAO headquarters in Montreal, Canada, lauded the role of Airports Authority of India for imparting training to its senior level officers on the prestigious Airport Management Professional Accredited Program (AMPAP) which is a strategic initiative of ACI and ICAO. The Secretary General, ICAO congratulated Airports Authority of India for having maximum numbers of International Airport Professionals (IAP).
Airports Authority of India manages a total of 125 Airports, which include 11 international airports, 8 customs airports, 81 domestic airports and 25 civil enclaves at defence airfields.
AAI also provides air traffic management services (ATMS) over the entire Indian air space and adjoining oceanic areas with ground installations at all airports and 25 other locations to ensure safety of aircraft operations.The airports at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Calicut, Guwahati, Jaipur, Trivandrum, Kolkata & Chennai, which on Friday are established as international airports, are open to operations even by foreign international airlines.
Besides, the international flights, national flag carriers operate from Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Varanasi, and Gaya Airports.
Not only this but also the Tourist Charters now touch Agra, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna Airports etc. AAI has entered into a Joint Venture at Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Nagpur Airports to upgrade these Airports and emulate the world standards.
All major air-routes over Indian landmass are Radar covered (29 Radar installations at 11 locations) along with VOR/DVOR coverage (89 installations) co-located with Distance Measuring Equipment.