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AAI forms panel to study Air Navigation Services’ hiving-off

 Even though the idea to make Air Navigation Services (ANS) a separate and independent unit was mooted in 1970s, there has not been much movement forward despite some detailed studies being done in this regard.

The two-member expert panel comprises former Civil Aviation Secretary Ashok Chawla and former DGCA Chief Satinder Singh, a senior official said. According to the official, the committee, which would look at ways of making ANS a separate unit from AAI, is expected to submit its report within three months. 

The setting up of the panel assumes significance against the backdrop of rising domestic air traffic which is expected to go up further following the implementation of the new civil aviation policy. 
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