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AAI signs MoU
with Saab for
joint research

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Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 16 : Airports Authority of India (AAI), signed an MoU with Saab, company serving the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions from military defense to civil security at the Global Aviation Summit 2019 being held in Mumbai.

Mr Vineet Gulati, Member (ANS), AAI and Mr. Peter Engberg, Head of Traffic Management, Business Area Industrial Products and Services at signing of the MoU for joint research and implementation of Pan India Automation system.

The MoU highlights the efforts of AAI focusing on addressing the challenges of aviation growth and enabling the 'Flying for All' vision of India.

The MoU is aimed to engage both the parties in discussion and jointly analyze potential cooperation opportunities on a non-exclusive basis with respect to Air Traffic Management solutions in India.

The MoU plans to synergize the individual strengths of AAI and SAAB for joint research and implementation of pan India automation system, implantation of cost-effective Air Traffic Management Solution for airports listed under UDAN Scheme and contingency Air Traffic Management Solution at major airports through digital tower.

The MoU was signed by Mr. Vineet Gulati, Member(ANS) from Airports Authority of India and Mr. Peter Engberg, Head of Traffic Management, Business Area Industrial Products and Services on behalf of Saab on 15thJanuary, 2019.

•While most of the airports' passenger capacity will saturate in the next 15 years, India will have to nearly double the count from 99 to 200.

•The document estimates that India will require 200 airports and an financial commitment of $40-50 billion to handle at minimum 1.1 billion passengers flying to, from and within just the country.

• It is believed that passenger targeted traffic (to, from and in India) for FY 2040 would be 1.1 billion, which is 6 instances the 187 million visitors recorded in FY 2018.

• Even the next airports in locations like Delhi and Mumbai would be saturated by 2040 and will demand a 3rd airport. • In purchase to cater to this huge passenger visitors, India will have to holistically acquire airports obtaining all stakeholders on board. This has to be coupled with supplying excellent services to flyers.

• The scheduled airline fleet will increase from 622, at the stop of March 2018, to 2,360 till March 2040.

• Even nevertheless India is a "price sensitive" sector, gradual increase in for every capita incomes, increased (perceived) price of 'time', propensity for leisure and tourism will direct to far more and more Indians applying airways as a medium to vacation.

Tips manufactured in the Vision Document

The Eyesight Document makes the subsequent tips:

• Ushering in amendments to Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Restructuring Act, 2013 and adopting "land-pooling" tactics to build more recent airports.

• Reduced Merchandise and Solutions Tax (GST) since taxes add stress on the airline's base line.

• Aviation turbine gas (ATF) to be introduced underneath GST.

The Eyesight document for 2040 also addresses regions of worries for maintenance, maintenance and overhaul (MRO), human resource development, aviation protection and security, ground handling system, air navigation and remotely piloted plane (drones).