From Chair­man’s Desk /

Airports India - - NEWS -

Dear Read­ers,

As the Mon­soon starts with­draw­ing from the In­dian main­land, we en­ter into the fes­tive sea­son and start pre­par­ing for the ma­jor fes­ti­vals that will oc­cur in the next two months.

In this fes­tive mood, I would like to in­form you that the Air­ports Au­thor­ity of In­dia is very con­scious of its Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. Re­cently, we have signed an MOU with ALIMCO (Ar­ti­fi­cial Limbs Man­u­fac­tur­ing Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia), for sup­port­ing Cochlear Im­plant surg­eries for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren across In­dia at a cost of `7 crores.

As a part of the UDAN Scheme, RCS flights were flagged off in Mysore and Vidyana­gar in Kar­nataka, by Shri Jayant Sinha, Union Min­is­ter of State for Civil Avi­a­tion. We are also ex­tremely proud to an­nounce to you that the up­graded Be­la­gavi Air­port was re­cently in­au­gu­rated by Shri P. Ashok Ga­jap­athi Raju, Union Min­is­ter for Civil Avi­a­tion and Shri Sid­dara­ma­iah, Chief Min­is­ter of Kar­nataka. With a new cen­trally air-con­di­tioned build­ing spread over 3600 sq. me­tres, Be­la­gavi Air­port will now cater to more air pas­sen­gers from this re­gion. Since the Win­ter Ses­sion of the state’s Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly is con­ducted in Be­la­gavi, this new project will fa­cil­i­tate ac­cess to this re­gion.

We are al­ways com­mit­ted to hone the skills and en­hance the com­pe­ten­cies of the air traf­fic con­trollers through sev­eral ini­tia­tives to en­sure safe and ef­fi­cient air­craft op­er­a­tions in the In­dian sky. Re­cently, we have up­graded our­selves to a Twostream Rat­ing Process for the air traf­fic con­trollers, a sig­nif­i­cant de­par­ture from the ear­lier Sin­gle Stream-mul­ti­ple Rat­ing sys­tem. In this is­sue, we bring to you a cru­cial as­pect of air safety, the Air Nav­i­ga­tion Ser­vices (ANS) and the in-coun­try re­pair fa­cil­i­ties. We also dis­cuss In­te­grated ATC Train­ing Sim­u­la­tors (IATS) which pro­vides our air traf­fic con­trollers with holis­tic train­ing in ar­ti­fi­cially in­duced con­di­tions with state-of-the-art equip­ment that closely repli­cate real-life sit­u­a­tions.

In this is­sue, our read­ers also get to read about the Veer Savarkar In­ter­na­tional Air­port at Port Blair. Named af­ter the gal­lant free­dom fighter, Vi­nayak Damodar Savarkar, this air­port is a win­dow to the nu­mer­ous pris­tine is­lands of An­daman & Ni­co­bar.

I wish all the pas­sen­gers a joy­ous month of cel­e­bra­tions and hap­pi­ness; bon voy­age!

Dr. Gu­ruprasad Mo­ha­p­a­tra, Chair­man, AAI

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