AAI'S GLOBAL FOOTPRINTS
Airports Authority of India (AAI) participated in the World ATM Congress (WATMC) 2018, held at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, Spain from March 6-8, 2018. Now entering its sixth year, WATMC is the world’s largest international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference attracting thousands of delegates each year. AAI showcased its achievements and initiatives through a pavilion in the conference which was inaugurated by Shri A.K. Dutta, Member (ANS) in the presence of other AAI delegates.
While inaugurating the AAI stall, Shri A.K. Dutta said: “Our participation in this mega event is primarily to showcase our achievements and initiatives as a major Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) in the Asia Pacific region. The platform provides an opportunity to learn about the emerging technologies in aviation and thereby, being able to meet the challenges of rapid air traffic growth in this region. A team of senior executives from the directorates of Air Traffic Management (ATM), Communication Navigation & Surveillance (CNS), Human Resources (HR), Corporate Communications (CC) and Business Development (BD) will enhance their skills and knowledge to meet the future challenges of the growing aviation sector.”
WATMC, operated by Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) in partnership with the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), brings together the world’s leading product developers,
experts and stakeholders of aviation. It offers unparalleled insight into the key issues in the ATM industry with a handson experience in the latest products and technological innovations alongside the opportunity to engage with the newest solutions to the challenges in ATM faced by ANSPS. Presenting unlimited business and networking opportunities, WATMC is the focal event for ANSPS and aviation thought leaders including other stakeholders in the ANSPS and ATM community. By bringing together the world’s leading product developers, aviation thought leaders, stakeholders etc., WATMC provides an efficient cost and time-saving platform for ANSPS, aviation industry leaders, government representatives, manufacturers etc. wishing to develop technologically innovative aviation products and air services on a global scale. This platform shall shape the future of the world’s air services.
AAI’S FUTURE PROSPECTS
India has already launched GAGAN, the fourth SBAS in the world, which when operational shall provide a massive boost to air navigation services across the Asia Pacific region, particularly for Indian aviation. AAI is also planning to develop various new Greenfield airports which will improve air connectivity and quality of passenger facilities availed by air travellers.
WATMC 2018 provided AAI with a dynamic platform to showcase achievements and, at the same time, inculcate the emerging trends and technology impacting air services. In the future, AAI aims to further its presence in the global aviation sector.
AAI’S stall in World ATM Congress – 2018, IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, Spain: Shri A.K. Dutta, Member (Air Navigation Services) (Centre), Shri A.K. Banerjee, Executive Director (CNS) (right), Shri S. Chaddha, Executive Director (ATM) (left), Shri Sanjay Jain, Executive Director (HR) (2nd left) along with other AAI delegates
Shri A.K. Dutta, Member (Air Navigation Services), AAI (Centre) and Shri A.K. Banerjee, Executive Director (CNS) in a discussion with international aviation leaders
Shri Rajan George, GM (Cns-planning), AAI (left) having a conversation with an international delegate
Shri A.K. Dutta, Member (Air Navigation Services), AAI (Centre), Shri J.B. Singh, GM (Corporate Communications) (right) and Shri S.C. Badola, Jt. GM (ATM) (2nd right) discussing with international delegates
Shri A.K. Dutta, Member (Air Navigation Services), AAI (left) discussing with international delegates