AAI displays spirit of equality on Women’s Day

The pilots operating in the vast Indian airspaces were pleasantly surprised to hear the mellifluous voices of women controllers giving the crucial control instructions over radio on all the channels of air traffic control during certain specific periods. The women controllers of AAI took over the vital operational positions from departure, en route to arrival namely tower, surface movement control, approach radar and area radar control at Delhi and handled aircraft safely, efficiently and expeditiously.  They were ably supported by ANS electronics personnel. Complementing the feat, V Somasundaram, member (ANS), said AAI as an organisation earnestly upholds the concept of Sthree Sakthi (women power) and fairness to women does boast of a sizable number of women employees in its ranks all over the country.

It includes over 200 women air traffic controllers and as many women CNS maintenance executives, who are entrusted with the challenging job of providing air navigation services across the Indian sky and ensuring safety of aircraft operations.

Somasundaram aptly summed up that women of Airports Authority of India have vindicated the organizational conviction that women should feel empowered to assert the right to a life of responsibility, challenge, dignity and self-worth  which is also in line with the theme of International Women’s Day 2014 – Equality for women is progress for all.
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