Aai among best ser­vice provider in the world, says chair­man

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(Ex­cerpts from the Chair­man’s speech given on April 1, 2016 on AAI An­nual Day)

The cel­e­bra­tions give us an op­por­tu­nity to catch up with the past and to ex­plore the new vis­tas for suc­cess in the fu­ture. We shall take this op­por­tu­nity to rec­og­nize those who have toiled hard to keep the AAI flag fly­ing high. This is an oc­ca­sion to share warmth, love, af­fec­tion and progress for­ward with re­newed vigour and ca­ma­raderie for the over­all de­vel­op­ment of avi­a­tion sec­tor in the coun­try.

The An­nual Day also gives us an op­por­tu­nity to show­case the achieve­ments of the or­ga­ni­za­tion over a pe­riod of time and the ben­e­fits it has ac­crued to our es­teemed cus­tomers, stake­hold­ers, em­ploy­ees and the coun­try as a whole.

AAI fam­ily is elated and blessed by gra­cious pres­ence of the Hon’ble Min­is­ter of Civil Avi­a­tion, the Hon’ble Min­is­ter of State for Civil Avi­a­tion, Tourism & Cul­ture and Hon’ble Sec­re­tary, Civil Avi­a­tion. I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to ap­prise this au­gust gath­er­ing that AAI’S per­sis­tent ef­forts to im­prove the ser­vices and pas­sen­ger fa­cil­i­ties at its air­ports have placed AAI amongst the best ser­vice providers in the World. AAI’S four Air­ports are amongst the top five air­ports in the cat­e­gory of 2 to 5 mil­lion pas­sen­gers per an­num across the world. Jaipur air­port has bagged the award for the 1st ranked air­port and Luc­know has bagged the award for 2nd ranked air­port.

AAI has also earned sev­eral other ac­co­lades dur­ing the year gone by in­clud­ing: • The ‘Golden Pea­cock Award’ for in­no­va­tive Prod­uct/ser­vice for the year 2015 at Dubai for con­tin­u­ous work in mod­ern­iz­ing of ANS in­fra­struc­ture to meet cus­tomer needs and man­age and op­er­ate ANS ser­vices in safe, ef­fi­cient and cost ef­fec­tive man­ner. • AAI won the pres­ti­gious “Pub­lic Sec­tor Un­der­tak­ing for Ex­cel­lence in In­no­va­tion in R&D award” for up­per area Har­mo­niza­tion in Kolkata. ACI ASQ award for “Best Im­proved Air­port” to Kolkata air­port in Asia Pa­cific Re­gion for year 2014. Raipur air­port has been con­ferred with Na­tional Tourism Award 2013-14 for the best air­port in the coun­try and was handed over by the Hon’ble Pres­i­dent of In­dia. “Best Construction Project” con­ferred upon Chandi­garh In­ter­na­tional Air­port by Construction In­dus­try De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil. AAI has taken ini­tia­tives to­wards en­vi­ron­ment friendly pro­cesses both for air op­er­a­tions and air­ports. Green en­vi­ron­ment is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort from all stake­hold­ers to ac­cel­er­ate the tran­si­tion from to­day’s op­er­at­ing • • • • en­vi­ron­ment to more ad­vanced, ef­fi­cient and en­vi­ron­men­tal friendly con­cepts with an aim to re­duce fuel burn and green­house gas emis­sions – re­duc­ing avi­a­tion’s im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment. New In­te­grated Ter­mi­nal Build­ing at Chandi­garh Air­port (Mo­hali side) has been pro­vi­sion­ally cer­ti­fied with a ‘Four Star’ rat­ing by GRIHA Coun­cil in Septem­ber’2015. All new ter­mi­nal build­ing pro­posed are GRIHA rat­ing ‘Three star’ min­i­mum. AAI has been con­tribut­ing to­wards so­cial up­lift­ment as a re­spon­si­ble cor­po­rate en­tity un­der CSR (Cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity). Some of the projects un­der­taken are “Construction of Toi­lets in Govt. schools un­der Swachh Vidyalaya ini­tia­tive in var­i­ous states of the coun­try. We have achieved 100% tar­get on time and Sec­re­tary, MHRD, has rec­og­nized and con­grat­u­lated AAI on achiev­ing this tar­get on time.

We have also taken up skill de­vel­op­ment of 1000 stu­dents from the un­der­priv­i­leged sec­tions se­lected from across the coun­try and we have com­pleted this tar­get as well, dur­ing cur­rent fi­nan­cial year.

In ad­di­tion, we have also taken up var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties un­der CSR like sup­port to Dis­trict Health Cen­tre by pro­vid­ing equip­ment, Shel­ter to pa­tient in Govt. Med­i­cal Col­lege, Go­rakh­pur, Com­mu­nity Toi­lets & Eco Friendly Dis­posal of Waste Ma­te­rial at 5 Air­ports and im­prov­ing the solid waste man­age­ment of Varanasi City to sup­port Swachh Bharat Ini­tia­tive.

The AAI Man­age­ment is con­scious of its duty and is con­cerned for the wel­fare of its em­ploy­ees and also con­scious about the de­sired ca­pac­ity de­vel­op­ment re­quired to meet fu­ture chal­lenges. Over­all the re­la­tions be­tween the Man­age­ment and the Union & As­so­ci­a­tions con­tinue to be cor­dial which is a healthy sign for the work­ing of any or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Sud­hir Ra­heja, Chair­man, AAI

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