THE AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA
Promoting Excellence in Aeronautical and Aerospace Profession
The Aeronautical Society of India was founded in 1948. Over the years the society has grown into a major professional body in the field of aeronautics, aviation and aerospace. Its membership accounting over 12000 is drawn from all major aeronautical establishments in the country.
Founded on December 27, 1948, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the First Prime Minister of independent India became the First Chief Patron of the Society.
The society was established with a view to promote the advancement and dissemination of the knowledge of Aeronautical and Aerospace Sciences & Technologies. The goal is to strive for the elevation of Aeronautical and Aerospace profession.
The Society today has 16 branches at all the important centers of aviation in the counter viz. Agra, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kochi,
Mumbai, Nasik, Nagpur, Pune, New Delhi, Sunabeda & Thiruvananthapuram. The Society also has Journal Division and CFD Division at Bangalore.
Its membership of more than 12,000 is drawn from all major Aeronautical establishments such as Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. D.G.C.A., Defence Research and Development Establishments, Academic Institutions, Aeronautical Development Agency, Indian Air Force, Indian Space Research Oganization, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, National Airports Authority of India, Air India, Indian Airlines, Jetways, Pawan Hans, Aero Industry in Private Sector. Private Airlines, Defence Research & Development Laboratory, Army Aviation Corps. The Society also drives its strength from financial support and active participation of its Corporate Members. The Society has 56 Corporate Members from both National and International Sectors.
The Society is managed by a Council consisting of a President, President-elect, Seven Vice Presidents, the Honorary Secretary General, Honorary Treasurer and fifteen members, twelve of whom are elected and the other three nominated to represent special interests. The Council is elected every year at the Annual General Meeting. The Council manages affairs of the Society with specialised support from its nine committees namely; Academics Committee, Awards Committee, Building Committee, Editorial and Journal Committee, Grading Committee, Rules Committee and Standing Committee. These specialised committees provide direction and plan activities of the Society.