AAI to set up world-class civil aviation research centre at Hyderabad airport
New Delhi: In what can be termed as a "potential game-changer in Indian Aviation", Airports Authority of India (AAI) is setting up a world-class Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) aimed at finding indigenous solutions to meet the challenges posed by the growing air traffic and for enhancing safety, capacity and efficiency of aircraft operations in the country.
Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce & Industries and civil aviation laid the foundation stone for the futuristic CARO on July 5, 2018 in the presence of prominent people from industry, academia, research institutions and senior AAI officials.
Responding aggressively to the growth challenges through technological advancements in civil aviation, AAI under the leadership of Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, has decided to set up a world -class Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad. Widening its Research & Development (R&D) horizon, this facility, spread across a sprawling area of 27 acres will cater to ANS and Airport/Engineering research. AAI has earmarked a whopping budget outlay of Rs. 1200 Crores for a period of 12 years for R&D.