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Kalyanmayee, AAI , organises baby show

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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER23 :
A baby show was organized at Modern Montessori InternationalKalyanmayee, a pre-school of Airports Authority of India`s Women Welfare Association"Kalyanmayee recently. Mrs. Anjali Mohapatra, President of the association inaugurated the event.


In the baby show, topics related to routine care of the newborn, importance of child health vaccination were discussed with parents and appropriate solutions were provided by the pediatricians from the expert panel of PSRI.

 

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Mrs Anjali Mohapatra President Kalyanmayee inaugurating the baby show The show was organised by Airports Authority of India`s Women Welfare Association (AAIWWA),Kalyanmayee, extended arm of AAI which is a congregation of all the lady employees and wives of other employees aptly supported by the families of AAI workforce. – Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, the last man on the moon.


The show was sponsored by PSRI Hospital, IDDS and gifting partners Tupperware, Cetaphil and GSK made the event a great success with activities like art and craft, storytelling, magic show and selfie corner.


The baby show was a significant step towards meeting the expectations of parents and caregivers who pose great faith in school`s long standing legacy of being a baby care center besides all the family time of fun and frolic.

This school is an initiative of Kalyanmayee in collaboration with Modern Montessori International (London) to unbox the creativity of the little minds through a gamut of activities, wherein children get ample opportunities to showcase their talent.

"The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it"
― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

AAI signs MoU with SPIC MACAY

 


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Mr Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI and Ms. Rashmi Malik, Chairperson, SPIC MACAY Foundation exchanging documents post signing MoU in the presence of Mr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi. Mr J.B.Singh, General Manager (PR) and other officials of AAI are also seen.

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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 15 : Airports Authority of India (AAI) is committed towards fostering the exchange of traditional Indian values and to generate awareness of the cultural traditions and heritage of India.

Moving a step ahead in the direction of promoting arts and culture, AAI Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth) for organising a two-day event “Dance and Music in the Park “for the next three years. 

This two-day event will showcase various classical dance and music forms of India. This year, the event will be organised on 2ndand 3rd December, 2017 at Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi and will have performances byrenowned artists Pt. Birju Maharaj (Kathak) & Raja Radha Reddy (Kuchipudi) and Us. Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod) and Pt. Rajan & Sajan Mishra (Vocal).


The MoU was signed between Mr Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI and Ms Rashmi Malik, Chairperson, SPIC MACAY Foundation in the presence of Mr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi. Mr J.B.Singh, General Manager (PR) and other officials of AAI were also present.


During signing of the MoU Dr Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI expressed his happiness, and said “We look forward to make this two-day event a memorable cultural evening of Delhi. This is, in a way, a tribute to the rich cultural heritage of the country “.

 

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." - Mark Twain

Factual Report of passenger getting injured
at CCI Airport Lucknow on 11th November, 2017

 

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NEW DELHI, NOVEMB 13 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) would like to put on record the factual report regarding the incident leading to a passenger getting injured at CCSI Airport, Lucknow on  November 11, 2017.


A women passenger travelling by IndiGo’sMumbai-Lucknow Flight No. 6E-446 got injured at CCSI Airport in Lucknow. The IndiGo loader ferrying the passenger in wheelchair, went in the wrong direction by taking a short cut ignoring the defined path.


As per the airport’s CCTV footage, six wheelchairs were required and used for the above mentioned flight. While, twoloaders took the defined and proper path towards the arrival hall, four loaders took a short cut to the arrival hall of the terminal building.


As per Indigo’s loaderinvolved in this incident, the passenger (on wheelchair) was carrying four knob walking stick. The passenger placed her walking stick on the road while the loader was still pushing the wheelchair. This resulted in the unfortunate incident of the passenger falling from the wheelchair.
The Terminal Duty Manager from AAI promptly attended to the passenger along with the Doctor on duty and ensured her well being.


AAI would like to put on record that the reasons given by IndiGoof the wheelchair getting stuck into the crack on the road and claims of dim light are not correct as there is no crack on the tarmac and the area (Baggage Makeup Area, near the airside conveyor belt) has sufficient illumination.

 

 

 

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AAI organizes All India Inter
Zonal Football Tournament

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From left : Mr Ankur Dutta, Honorary Secretary, Assam Football Association, Mrs Bijaya Chakraborty, Member of Parliament, Mr D.K. Kamra, Regional Executive Director & President, Regional Sports Control Board and Mrs Sunita Kamra, President, Kalyanmayee North East Region, Airports Authority of India, Guwahati on opening ceremony of AAI All India Inter Zonal Football Tournament at Judges Field, Guwahati.

GUWAHATI , NOVEMBER 08 :
Airports Authority of India's Regional Sports Control Board (RSCB), North Eastern Region is organizing All India Inter Zonal Football Tournament 2017-18 at Judges Field, Guwahati from November 07 , 2017 to November 11 , 2017.

"If you stop fighting for what you want, what you don't want will automatically take over" 

- Gordon Attard

 

The event was inaugurated by chief guest Mrs. Bijaya Chakraborty, Member of Parliament and guest of honour Mr Ankur Dutta, Honorary Secretary, Assam Football Association. Mr D.K. Kamra, Regional Executive Director & President, Regional Sports Control Board, North Eastern Region, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Mrs Sunita Kamra, President, Kalyanmayee North East Region, along with many senior officials of AAI were present on the occasion.

Six teams which includes five regions and CHQ are participating in this mega event.
The ceremony was inaugurated by facilitation of the guests and flag hoisting(RSCB -NER Flag).

The golden kick by the chief guest Mrs. Bijaya Chakraborty, Member of Parliament has signaled the opening of the tournament.

New Instrument Landing System for Runway 07
at Chennai International airport commissioned

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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 06 :  
Airports Authority of India (AAI) in pursuit of augmenting the air navigation services for safety of the aircraft and travelling public has replaced the existing Instrument Landing System (ILS)at Chennai International airport at a cost of Rs. 5.0 crore.

The ILS provides the necessary guidance to the pilots while they approach for landing at the runway. The state of the art equipment is manufactured by  Indra Navia AS, Norway. The new ILS will facilitate smooth landing of the aircrafts at Chennai Airport even during rain, low clouds, smog etc. and provide an improved guidance to the aircrafts.


The new system uses an antenna which is highly directional “Wide Aperture Log Periodic Antenna Array [LPDA]” system. This antenna system has also mitigated the coverage restrictions  of old ILS, thereby,  providing guidance to the aircraft to a much lower height with improved precision and enhanced safety during landing phase of the aircraft.

The complete installation, alignment, testing,flight inspection and commissioningof the new Instrument Landing Systemhas been done in-house by AAI’s  CNS Technical Experts.

AAI signs MoU with Tata Memorial Centre

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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 03 :
As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Juhu Airport of Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed an MoU with the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and has given Rs. 1.32 Crore as a financial aid towards the procurement of specialised equipmentneededfor treatment of destitute children suffering from cancer.

The number of Cancer cases is increasing rapidly in India and it is estimated by medical experts that by 2030 there will be nearly 2 million new cancer cases diagnosed in our country which may comprise large segment of paediatric oncology. To fight with this epidemic, Airports Authority of India, Juhu Airport, Mumbai, has decided to stand byTata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai to support them through following two CSR projects:

•             Provision of Rs. 1 Crore for complete financial adoption of underprivileged children suffering from cancer at Tata Memorial Centre (TMC).

The total cost of treating one child with Cancer varies from Rs  50,000  to Rs.4,00,000. The average cost of therapy per child is Rs. 2,00,000. Accordingly, the fund shall be utilized for treatment of destitute children in need suffering from Cancer. The prognosis of the disease and patients shall be provided by Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai to AAI to adopt the child for financial assistance by Airports Authority of India (AAI).  The help of Airports Authority of India (AAI) shall provide great relief to the needy children suffering from such a dreaded disease.

An emergency fund of Rs.5,00,000  has also been provided by Airports Authority of India (AAI) for imparting treatment to the underprivileged  child diagnosed with cancer in initial phase in need of urgent funds.

•             Rs. 31.38 Lakhfor procurement of Tape Station High-throughput Machine for the Department of Med-Oncology-Molecular Laboratory, TMC, Mumbai.Tape Station High-throughput Machine will help to check DNA/RNA quality which is required at multiple steps during the processing of the material for doing the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to make a proper diagnosis of Cancer and to enable doctors to give “Targeted Therapies” in this era of “Precision Medicine”.

The MoU for the above CSR project was signed by Dr. M.K. Bimal, Airport Director, AAI, Juhu Airport, Mumbai and Dr.Shripad D. Banavali, Professor and Head, Department of Medical & Paediatric Oncology, TMC in the gracious presence of Shri Keshav Sharma, Regional Executive Director, WR, AAI, Mumbai; Dr. Rajan Badwe, Director, TMC and Prof. K.S. Sharma, Director Academics, TMC and other officials of AAI and TMC. AAI assured that the aid from AAI shall continue for this noble cause. As a gesture of affection to spread happiness, AAI officials also distributed small packets of fruits juice, chocolates and dry fruits etc. among children admitted at TMC.

“Out of the total amount we received, around Rs. 1 Crore will be used to finance treatment of 50 children a year,” said Dr.SripadBanavali, TMC's Head, Medical Oncology.

We feel humbled to have been able to provide assistance for a noble cause that touches humanity, we will continue to provide our support for the underprivileged children in the coming future too.
Mr Keshav Sharma, Regional Executive Director (Western Region), AAI  

 

Mr Keshav Sharma, Regional Executive Director (Western Region), AAI said, “We feel humbled to have been able to provide assistance for a noble cause that touches humanity, we will continue to provide our support for the underprivileged children in the coming future too.”

Speaking after signing the MoU, Dr. M.K. Bimal, Airport Director, Juhu Airport, said, “The MOU signed by AAI with Tata Memorial Centre is going to be of great help for the underprivileged children. This project of AAI shall be a lifeline to destitute children suffering from Cancer. It is part of AAI's commitment towards ensuring holistic health of people of our society. The emergency fund shall save the life of children in need in initial phase of cancer treatment. I'm grateful to AAI for giving us an opportunity to be part of such a noble cause.”

This is not the only instance of AAI providing assistance towards ensuring timely treatment to underprivileged Cancer patients. Earlier this year, AAI had decided to upgrade the pathology division of Cachar Cancer Hospital & Research Center, Silchar, Assam. The Cancer Hospital provides very low cost services to underprivileged low income population hailing from Barak Valley and DimaHasao district of Assam, the neighbouring north eastern states like Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram. Airport Authority is providing a financial assistant of Rs. 76.05 lakh.

Commenting on AAI’s thrust on providing assistance towards ensuring better medical facilities to the underprivileged, Dr.Guruprasad Mohapatra said, “As a successful PSU, we feel morally responsible towards doing our bit in ensuring holistic lifestyle for the less privileged in our society. Our initiatives in the Northeast India, Cochlear implant assistance in association with ALIMCO, cervical screening programme for the less privileged women and now with Tata Memorial Hospital are testimony to our commitment to the cause.” 

 

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AAI inaugurates the 'Integrity Club'
at Dum Dum Airport Girl's High School

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Mr K.L. Sharma, Regional Executive Director(Eastern Region), AAI, Mr Rajashekhar, GM(Engg.), Mr Harbir Singh, GM(HR), Mr Jeta Sinha, DGM(HR) and Mrs. Paushali Singha Roy Biswas, Principle of Dum Dum Airport Girl's High School launching integrity club

KOLKATA , NOVEMBER 01 :
Integrity is the mother of all values. childhood is the most appropriate time to inculcate the human values. The popular phrase 'Catch them Young' helps to identify the children as future assets of the country and rekindle the values in them so that they become vehicle to carry those values to their families, friends and society. Learning values playfully and practicing them in real life situation ensures them develop ethical muscles to become very strong in value-based living when they grow adults and take up various responsibilities.

This is why, the Vigilance Department and the Human Resource Department of AAI, RHQ, Eastern Region, Kolkata, under the guidance of Shri K.L. Sharma, Regional Executive Director(Eastern Region), successfully piloted the initiative of 'Integrity Club', to instil and strengthen human values in the children of Dum Dum Airport Girl's High School , today i.e. on 01st November, 2017.

This is another feather in cap in his resolve to create corruption free delivery system. Objective of this initiative is to train young minds in the school through properly developed tools over a sustained period to develop their commitment towards values. Integrity Club is framed for the children in the age group of 11-16 years. Various activities will be initiated to develop children's ethical muscles and reinforce them through continuous practice in real life. Twelve specific values viz. Integrity, Patriotism, Tolerance, Secularism, Simplicity, Honesty, Love, Compassion, Responsibility, Respect, Non-violence and Unity shall be taken up for this exercise.

The launching ceremony of Manual of Integrity Club by Mr K.L. Sharma, Regional Executive Director(Eastern Region), AAI Mr Rajashekhar, GM(Engg.), Mr Harbir Singh, GM(HR), Mr. Jeta Sinha, DGM(HR) and Mrs. Paushali Singha Roy Biswas, Principle of Dum Dum Airport Girl's High School
Welcoming speech by Mrs. Paushali Singha Roy Biswas, Principle of Dum Dum Airport Girls' High School, at the inauguration of Integrity Club launching ceremony of Manual of Integrity Club by Mr K.L. Sharma, Regional Executive Director(Eastern Region), AAI .

"A car with a small hole in its fuel tank unattended to shall see its fuel draining little by little and it shall only be left in the middle of a long journey! So is life! Mind the small things!"
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

AAI holds Vigilance Workshop at Tirupati airport

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A workshop organized by Corporate Vigilance Department, Airports Authority of India  at Tirupati airport on "Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance".

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 01 : A workshop was organized by Corporate Vigilance Department, Airports Authority of India (AAI) at Tirupati airport on the topic "Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance" from October 26 to October 27, 2017.

Around 50 executives and non-executives from Tirupati, Cuddapah, Salem, RHQ, SR, Chennai and Chennai airports participated in the workshop.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr C L Ramakrishnan, IPS(Retd.), Ex-DGP and Former Director of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Tamil Nadu and Management Consultant.

The workshop covered various aspects of vigilance and disciplinary matters. Among the eminent speakers, Dr C L Ramakrishnan,IPS(Retd.), ex-DGP and Former Director of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Tamil Nadu and Management Consultants poke on " Lecture on "Organizational Ethics & Basic Values in Life" and on "Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 & its implication and role of CVC, CBI & Vigilance Department of Organization".

AAI observes Vigilance Awareness Week 2017

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Mr  S. Suresh, Member (Finance), officiating Chairman, AAI administering pledge of Vigilance Awareness Week 2017 in the presence of Mr Anuj Aggarwal, Member(HR),Mr I N Murthy, Member(Operations), Mr Sanjay Jain, ED(Admn), Mr S.N. Borkar, GM (Vigilance) and AAI officials at Corporate Headquarters, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.

 

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 30 :
The inaugural Function and Integrity pledge taking ceremony was organized on October 30, 2017 on observance of Vigilance Awareness Week – 2017 at Airports Authority of India, Corporate Headquarters, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, SafdarjungAirport, New Delhi.

Pledge taking ceremony was presided over by Mr  S. Suresh, Member (Finance), officiating Chairman, AAIin the presence of Mr Anuj Aggarwal, Member(HR), Mr I.N. Murthy, Member(Operations), Sh. Sanjay Jain, ED(Admn), Sh. S.N. Borkar, GM(Vigilance) and other AAI officials.

In the opening address Mr. S. Suresh called upon all officials of AAI to resolve their commitment towards making AAI a corruption free organization with a vision to make India a developed nation and also to be one among the top in Global Civil Aviation Markets.

ACI-ASQ Survey: Jaipur and Srinagar
airports rated Best Airports in the World

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Left to Right : Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI with ACI official receiving the award of Best Airport along with Mr J S Balhara, APD, Jaipur Airport accompanied by Mr I N Murthy, Member (Operations), AAI

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 18 :.
"It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them."
― George Eliot

So said Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India (AAI)," I wish more AAI airports to come into award winning category ." on the ACI-ASQ Award at a function held in Mauritius on October 17, 2017.

Encouragingly, Jaipur and Srinagar Airports got First and Second rank respectively in the category of 2-5 million passengers. Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India along with his team consisting of Mr I N Murthy, Member (Operations) , Mr J.S. Balhara, Airport Director, Jaipur airport and Mr Sharad Kumar, Airport Director, Srinagar Airport received the ACI-ASQ Award at a function held in Mauritius on October 17, 2017.

On this occasion the Chairman congratulated both the APDs for their stupendous achievement and wished many more laurels for AAI in near future. He also challenged more AAI airports to compete and win at ACI-ASQ Awards in their respective categories in future.

Airports Authority of India's continuous thrust on enhanced passenger convenience and superlative services has been yielding results year after year.

At the event Chairman, AAI said, "I am very happy to be a part of the award receiving ceremony with Member (Ops.) along with the deserving winners: APD, Jaipur and APD, Srinagar.

" I urge other AAI airports to please take up my challenge. Big cheers for Jaipur and Srinagar", he added.

They sicken of the calm who know the storm.

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"It was an exciting moment when AAI received the Best Airport Awards for Jaipur and Srinagar in the ACI Award function at Mauritius and I personally request all our APDs to take up the challenge put up by our Hon'ble Chairman to achieve the Best Airport Award in ASQ Ratings in their respective categories for next year's awards of ACI. May the spirit of achieving excellence prevail with healthy competition across all Airports of AAI," said Member (Ops), AAI during the award ceremony in Mauritius.


Revelling in just another twilight ! It's too difficult to punctuate consecutive when it is multiplied.


This is for the second consecutive time that Jaipur Airport has been rated the Best Airport in the World in the traffic volume of 2 to 5 million passengers per year. Jaipur was ranked as the Best Airport in the World catering to a traffic volume of 2 to 5 million passengers per year in 2016 also.


The Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards are the aviation industry's most prestigious accolades. The awards recognize the airports which have achieved the highest passenger satisfaction ratings in the ASQ Survey - the world's benchmark measure of airport excellence.


It is the only worldwide programme to survey passengers at the airports on their day of travel. Every year, the programme delivers some 600,000 individual surveys in 41 languages in 84 countries. It measures passengers' views on 34 key performance indicators, including airport access, check-in, security screening, restrooms, stores and restaurants. Each airport uses the exact same survey, creating an industry database that allows airports to compare themselves to other airports around the world. The ASQ Programme also has a feature that facilitates sharing of best practices among airport operators.

AAI officials join marketing conference by IILM Institute for Higher Learning at Lodhi Road, New Delhi

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AAI officials,.Chandra ShekharTewari, AGM(Business Development), Mr Sandeep Kathuria, AGM(Business Development) along-with faculty and students of IILM, New Delhi

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 10 :

To address a customer’s journey into life and work in a digital world, a marketing conference was organized by IILM Institute for Higher Learning at Lodhi Road on  October o6,   2017.
AAI officials Mr .Chandra  ShekharTewari, AGM(BD), Mr Sandeep Kathuria, AGM(BD) and Mrs.S Yogabhama, AM(BD) attended the panel discussion on the topic “Redesigning the Business from the Customer’s back”.

 AAI officials presented the need to identify business imperatives and priorities emphasising the pivotal role, value of human intelligence such as Innovation, Creativity and Imagination play in a world of digitization, automation, augmentation and transformation.

 The students were given insights on ATC working and they welcomed valuable suggestions and ideas for discussions on startups. The faculty forum was given an idea of a course on Aviation Management to ponder over.

Airports Authority of India’s viewpoints towards air connectivity and airport competitiveness were shared with the participants who were also apprised of the new Civil Aviation Policy 2016.
AAI officials also highlighted various innovative initiatives taken by the Government of India targeting the common man like the Regional Connectivity Scheme, UDAN (UdeDeshKaAamNaagrik) that is addressing affordability, capacity and efficiency in aviation business.

"Here's where redesign begins in earnest, where we stop trying to be less bad and we start figuring out how to be good."
― William McDonough, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

AAI plans initial investment of Rs. 1405 crore in
Hirasar, Rajkot greenfeld airport project

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NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 07 :
Rajkot, the fourth largest city of the state of Gujarat is going to get a new greenfield airport soon. The BhoomiPoojan function of the new airport was presided over on Saturday by the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on October October 7, 2017 in the presence of Mr Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat , Mr P. Ashok GajapathiRaju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation , Mr Nitinbhai Patel, Deputy Chief Minister, Gujarat; Mr Mohanbhai KalyanjibhaiKundariya, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha); , Mr Devajibhai Govindbhai Fatepara, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) , Mr Shankarbhai N. Vegad, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) , Mr Mahamadjavid Abdulmutalib Pirzada, Member of Legislative Assembly and Mr Shamjibhai Bhimjibhai Chauhan, Member of Legislative Assembly.

The State Government of Gujarat has proposed a greenfield airport at Hirasar, Rajkot as the existing airport is capacity constrained with no further scope for expansion and upgrade due to urbanization and commercial development around the existing airport.

"Rajkot is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat. Since the existing airport has no scope of further expansion and is not positioned well to meet the potential traffic demand, the new airport being constructed by AAI will surely meet the futuristic demands of Rajkot and will further add to the infrastructural development of this expanding city."
GajapathiRaju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation 

 

The proposed site for the greenfield airport measuring 2534 acre is next to the National Highway (NH-8B) connecting Ahmedabad and Rajkot and is located 27km east of the existing Rajkot Airport.

An area of 293.255 hectares was handed over by the State Government to AAI in August this year. AAI has requested State Government to demarcate the boundary of land on ground with necessary peg marking with GPS co-ordinates at reasonable distance since handed over lands are isolated pockets.

It has been decided that the AAI shall take up development works in a phased manner. In the initial phase, development works are proposed to be undertaken at a cost of Rs. 1405 crore.

The new greenfield airport is going to have many environment-friendly features like double insulated roofing system, rainwater harvesting system to recharge the ground water level, usage of eco-friendly local building material, LED lighting, sensor-fitted electrical and sanitary fittings, energy efficient chillers, solar power system and a green belt along the periphery of the airport and along the approach road to act as a noise barrier.

While addressing the attendees during the BhoomiPoojan ceremony, Hon'ble Prime Minister ShriNarendraModi highlighted the importance of an airport in achieving development of a region and a state, He mentioned that the present government, for the first time in the history of Indian Civil Aviation since independence, formulated a National Civil Aviation Policy to connect small cities and use the available airstrips across the country.

Commenting on the bright prospects of India becoming a world aviation leader soon, the Prime Minister predicted a very good future for the Indian aviation sector. He also brought to light the fact that for the new Greenfield airport coming up between Rajkot and Surendranagar districts, 96% of the land used was barren land of Govt. of Gujarat.

Commenting on the airport project being handled by AAI, ShriP. Ashok GajapathiRaju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation said, "Rajkot is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat. Since the existing airport has no scope of further expansion and is not positioned well to meet the potential traffic demand, the new airport being constructed by AAI will surely meet the futuristic demands of Rajkot and will further add to the infrastructural development of this expanding city."

Chairman, AAI on the occasion said "Rajkot is the nerve-centre of Saurashtra region in Gujarat, it is befitting that the Hon'ble Prime Minister presided over the BhoomiPoojan function for the new integrated state-of-the-art Greenfield Airport at Rajkot. This new airport will cater to the commercial, religious and general aviation needs of the people of Rajkot, Surendranagar and will provide a boost to the local economy. It will offer employment opportunities to the people of the region too".

 

AAI celebrated Navratri with Dandiya night

AAI celebrates Navratri with Dandiya night

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Dandiya

tribhirgu?amayairbhavairebhi? sarvamida? jagat | mohita? nabhijanati mamebhya? paramavyayam || 7.13|| World deluded by these Three Gunas does not know Me: Who beyond these Gunas and imperishable does but be. (7.13)"
Dandiya  


Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI and Mrs. Anjali Mohapatra, President Kalyanmayee lighting the inaugural lamp at cultural event in New DElhi on Friday

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 29 :
,"She the refuge, peaceful and merciful undoubtedly,
She pervades over all, is universal form certainly,
Her lotus feet worshipped by universe – all Glory,
On your appeal "Protect me Durga" saves entirely.
- 458 -"

Airports Authority of India Officers Institute(AAIOI) in association with Kalyanmayee, the Women Welfare Association of AAI organized a cultural event "Non-stop Dandiya" recently for AAI Family and friends.

The event started with the "Aarti "of goddess Durga followed by joyous Dandiya night full of dance and enjoyment.

Families and friends of AAI clad in colorful traditional costumes celebrated the night with utmost devotion and enthusiasm. Dr. GuruprasadMohapatra, Chairman, AAI and Mrs. Anjali Mohapatra, President Kalyanmayee, graced the occasion along with Mr. Anuj Agarwal Member HR, Dr. Chhavi Agarwal and Mrs. Raheja. The event was a grand success.

"Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." – Ibn Battuta

AAI`s Srinagar and Raipur airports awarded
Best airports under National Tourism Awards 2015-16

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NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 28: : ONESOME +TWOSOME =AWESOME (sugggestive of 'Best awards' for two airports) .

Airports Authority of India`s Srinagar International Airport, J&K and Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur have been jointly conferred with the prestigious National Tourism Awards 2015-16. Mr Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, presented the award for Best Airport under 'rest of India' category in at a at VigyanBhawan, New Delhi, on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, 2017.

 

"There is no short-cut to awesome."
Zoe Winters 

 


The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry annually in recognition of their performance towards comprehensive development of tourism in the country. It is the first time that two airports jointly have been selected as best airports for their innovative style of functioning, pro-environment initiatives and passenger friendly approach.


AAI has always been the front runner in providing best of the services to passengers for making its airports customer friendly. These awards not only recognize AAI`s commitment towards safer air travel but also bring more responsibility towards its future initiatives.

AAI releses National Register 2017

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Release of AAI National Register 2017

 

 


NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 27 : Airports Authority of India (AAI) which is managing 126 airports (including Civil Enclaves) have taken up the onerous task of preparing a comprehensive National Register containing details of all civil airports/ airstrips in India and the work carried out is first of its kind.

Some of the prominent dignitaries who visited the
India Pavilion were Civil Aviation Minister of Mozambique; Minister
of Infrastructure of Bilbao,
Spain and few senior representatives of
global airlines
AAI statement  

 

The National Register 2017 contains details pertaining to airports/airstrips owned by State Governments, private organisations and joint venture airports in addition to the airports owned/ managed by AAI.

The details / data will be valuable for planning of development of airports especially under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).
The details of 288 airports/ airstrips could be of use for emergency landing, disaster management/ Defence and security related activities

 

 

World Routes 2017 concludes
successfully in Barcelona, Spain

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Mr I N Murthy, Member (Operations) (in centre); Mr J. B. Singh, GM (PR), AAI (second from right) and other members of the Indian delegation with the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Bilbao, Spain at the India Pavilion during World Routes 2017, Barcelona, Spain

 

BARCELONA, SEPTEMBER 26 :
World Route 2017 concluded Tuesday here. with successful participation from the delegates from Airports Authority of India (AAI) led by Mr I.N. Murthy, Member (Operations). AAI delegates had the fruitful meetings with over 30 global airlines and government representatives from various nations and invited them to start operations from various cities of India.

Under the Ministry of Civil Aviation the India Pavilion at the venue showcased all major airport operators like AAI, GMR, GVK, Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL) and Cochin International Airport Ltd. (CIAL). Ministry-led initiatives like UDAN (UdeDeshkaAamNaagrik), WINGS 2018 and GAGAN were also highlighted during the event.

Some of the prominent dignitaries who visited the
India Pavilion were Civil Aviation Minister of Mozambique; Minister
of Infrastructure of Bilbao,
Spain and few senior representatives of
global airlines
AAI statement  

Some of the prominent dignitaries who visited the India Pavilion were Civil Aviation Minister of Mozambique; Minister of Infrastructure of Bilbao, Spain and few senior representatives of Global Airlines.

The AAI delegates held fruitful route development meetings with prominent airlines like Oman Air, British Airways, Air Canada, Hong Kong Airlines, Kuwait Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Gulf Air, Finnair and VietJet Air.

Other than the attractive design, the India pavilion attracted a lot of attention because a Yoga teacher was performing Yoga asanas live.
World Routes is the global meeting place for every airline, airport and aviation stakeholder.

AAI Engineers Guilds celebrates
Engineers Day on September 15

Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, Airports Authority Of India (third from left) releassing AAI Engineers Guild's 'Technical Souvenir' on the occasion of Engineers' Day in the presence of Mr S. Raheja, Member (Planning), Mr S Suresh, Member (Finance), Mr I N Murthy, Member (Ops), Mr Kaushik Bhattacharjee ED (Engg) and senior officers of AAI.

 

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NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 15 : To commemorate the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, AAI Engineers Guild (AAIEG) celebrated Engineer Day on September 15, 2017 at AAI Officer's Institute,Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.

The day is celebrated as "Engineers Day" to honor Sir Visvesvaraya for his outstanding contribution to the society. The Government of India had conferred 'Bharat Ratna' on this legend in the year 1955. Acclaimed world over for his contribution he was also awarded the British honorific title of "Sir" by King George V.

The function was graced by Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, AAI, Mr S Raheja, Member (Planning), Mr S Suresh, Member (Finance), Mr I. N. Murthy, Member (Operations) and attended by all Executive Directors, General Manager and Engineers across the width and length of country besides Office Bearers & Members of AAIEG.

On this occasion Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, AAI said that in the recent past in transport sector, the aviation industry across the globe has been witnessing paradigm shift and changes. Aviation sector specifically in India left behind all other is it railway or highways or ports. Engineers have to play great role in achieving the targets in time bound manner.

Speakers on this occasion emphasized that we could successfully implement UDAN (UdeDeshKaAamNaagrik), which offers affordable flying to masses due to dedications shown by Engineers by completing the works in RCS Airports in short span of time. UDAN has set the revival tone for most unserved and underserved airports of the country as well as brought in new destinations on the air map with the dedication shown by Engineers only.

Moreover, on 14th September, a seminar cum workshop on "Coping with need of aviation infrastructure for fast traffic growth in India" was organized by Airports Authority Of India Engineers Guild (AAIEG) in association with Indian Aviation Academy(IAA), New Delhi which was attended by engineers from all over India, Leh to Agaati , Bhuj to Tezu. In the seminar the emphasis was given by various imminent speakers to all engineers to cope up with the challenges in aviation sector and prove/achieve them in time bound manner and this will be the real tribute to Bharat Ratna M Visvesvaraya.

AAI develops airport infrastructure to
cater for growing passenger traffic

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NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 18 : 
With an objective of improving and developing airport infrastructure to meet the growing traffic, Airports Authority of India (AAI) will undertake new development works at Lucknow, Deoghar, Rajkot and Allahabad airport.

The airport operator plans to construct new integrated passenger terminal building at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknowwith estimated cost of Rs. 1230 Crores resultant of the increasing passenger traffic during last 5 years. The new terminal will be able to handle 4000 passengers during peak hour and 6.35 million passengers per annum.

AAI will develop Deoghar airport in Jharkhand to facilitate the joint use of civil operation up to Airbus-320 and DRDO operation up to C-130 type of aircraft. The work will be carried out at an estimated cost of Rs. 401.34 crore on fixed cost basis and Rs. 427.43 crore on completion cost basis. An MoU was signed between the Govt. of Jharkhand, DRDO and AAI in March, 2017. According to the MoU, there will be financial input to the tune of Rs. 50 Cr by Govt. of Jharkhand, Rs. 200 Cr by DRDO and balance cost to be funded by AAI.

To meet the demand of increasing air travel in Allahabad, a new civil enclave at Allahabadwill be developed by AAI at an estimated cost of 125.76 crores.The new terminal is to be made operational before the ‘Ardh Kumbh Mela’ to be held in January 2019.

AAI will also take up the work of development of greenfield airport at Hirasar, Rajkot inGujraton Build, Operate and Maintain basis. Govt of Gujarat has provided the land free of cost and proposed the construction of new greenfield airport to meet the traffic demand potential of Saurashtra region matching the growth in economic activity and distinguished population profile having very high number i.e. 50 per cent of total NRIs of Gujarat from Saurashtra. The present airport doesn’t have the infrastructure to handle the growing traffic due to capacity constraint.

Upgraded Belagavi airport inaugurated:
Moving towards a smarter future

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Mr Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Mr Ananth Kumar, Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairsand other Dignitaries unveiling the plaque during the inauguration of upgraded Belagavi Airport at Belagavi, Karnataka.


Belagavi is 502 km from Bengaluru
and 200 km from Goa Airport.
The city is one of the 20 cities
selected in the first phase,
for development as a smart
city under the Government of
India's Smart Cities Mission.
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BELAGAVI, SEPTEMBER 14 :
The upgraded Belagavi Airport was inaugurated by Mr Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka and Mr P. Ashok GajapathiRaju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation, in the presence of Mr Ananth Kumar, Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs , Mr R.V. Deshpande, Minister for Large & Medium Industries and Infrastructure Development, Govt. of Karnataka , D.K. Shivakumar, Minister of Energy and Power, Government of Karnataka , Mr Ramesh L. Jarakiholi, Minister for Co-operation and Belagavi District Incharge Minister , Mr Suresh C. Angadi, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) , Dr Prabhakar Kore, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) , Mr Sanjay B. Patil, Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly and Mrs Sanjyot Bandekar, Mayor, Belagavi City Corporation as the guests of honour.


Belagavi is the second capital of Govt. of Karnataka having Suvarna Vidhana Soudha for the winter sessions of state's Legislative Assembly.

Nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats, Belagavi enjoys a cool, salubrious climate and is surrounded by natural beauty in the form of rivers, hills and dense evergreen forests. The city and its vicinity is home to popular tourist destinations like Kamala Basti Fort, Kapileshwar Temple, Sidheshwar Temple, Ramtirth Waterfalls and Kittur Fort etc.


Belagavi is 502 km from Bengaluru and 200 km from Goa Airport. The city is one of the 20 cities selected in the first phase, for development as a smart city under the Government of India's Smart Cities Mission.

The New Terminal, a centrally air-conditioned building, with an area of 3,600 sqm has a capacity to handle 300 peak hour passengers at a time. It has all essential passenger friendly amenities and conveniences and is provided with CUTE-enabled Check-in Counters, Baggage Conveyors, Elevator, Public Address System, Fire Fighting & Fire Alarm System, Flight Information Display System (FIDS), CCTV, Baggage scanners and Car parking etc.

While inaugurating the Upgraded Terminal Building, Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation said, "Belagavi is an important City in the state of Karnataka. With the upgraded airport, the City is all set to cater to more air passengers from the region. Since Belagavi is amongst the first 20 cities being transformed into Smart Cities, this was a much needed development."

Commenting on the Upgraded Belagavi Airport,Mr Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister, Karnataka said, "It is a matter of pride for all of us that Belagavi is on the path of being developed into a Smart City, this Upgraded Airport will play an important role in that transformation. The Airport building is well attuned to the future's growth and requirements."

While inaugurating the Upgraded Terminal Building, Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation said, "Belagavi is an important City in the state of Karnataka. With the upgraded airport, the City is all set to cater to more air passengers from the region. Since Belagavi is amongst the first 20 cities being transformed into Smart Cities, this was a much needed development."

Commenting on the Upgraded Belagavi Airport,Mr Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister, Karnataka said, "It is a matter of pride for all of us that Belagavi is on the path of being developed into a Smart City, this Upgraded Airport will play an important role in that transformation. The Airport building is well attuned to the future's growth and requirements."

Addressing the audience Mr R.V. Deshpande, Minister for Large & Medium Industries and Infrastructure Development, Govt. of Karnataka; appreciated the efforts put in by Team AAI in upgrading of Belagavi airport which is equipped with all passenger friendly amenities.

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At present, Belagavi Airport has two daily flights connecting Bengaluru and Mumbai Airports with Q-400 type of aircraft. Belagavi Airport handled close to 1 lakh passengers during the year 2016-17.Karnataka.

AAI undertakes the construction of integrated
cargo terminal at Imphal airport

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NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 11 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) will undertake the work for construction of Integrated Cargo Terminal at Imphal Airport after obtaining grant-in- aid under Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) of Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoC&I), Govt. of India.

The Government of Manipur had planned to establish an Export Import Cargo Terminal (EICT) at Tulihal, Imphal Airport under ASIDE Scheme of the (MoC&I), Govt. of India.

The objectives of establishment of Integrated Cargo Terminal at Imphal Airport are :


i) Export promotion for handicrafts items and perishable cargo
ii) Fostering of economic development of the Region
iii) Generating employment opportunities in NER
iv) To establish connectivity between South & Southeast Asia, thereby achieving
the improved efficiency and productivity
v) Liberalization of trade with India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations


A grant of Rs.12.96 crore of the total cost estimation of Rs.16.20 crores has been
sanctioned by MoC& I under Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) and the balance
amount to construct the Cargo Terminal will be met out of internal sources of AAI.

AAI at the 2nd World Aviation Conference from
September 05 to 7 , 2017 in Seoul, South Korea

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(L-R) Ms.MaushumiSengupta, AGM(Finance), AAI, Ms.MonikaDembla, AGM(Finance), AAI, Ms.AngelaGittens, Director General, ACI World and Mr Rajeev Kumar Gupta, Jt.GM (Engg-Civil), AAI.

 

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 08 :
To address the challenges for the next generation airports and building mega hub airports in line with the future aviation demand versus capacity, Airports Authority of India (AAI) participated in the 2nd World Aviation Conference organized from September 5 to 7 , 2017 at Seoul, South Korea.

 

 

 

 

Opportunity

"Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door."

Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
 


Addressing the conference Ms Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI-World in her keynote address brought out opportunities, challenges and solutions for the next generation airports.

Airports Authority of India's team led by Mr Rajeev Kumar Gupta, Jt.GeneralManager (Engg-Civil), Ms Maushumi Sengupta, Asstt General Manager (Finance) and Ms Monika Dembla, Asstt General Manager (Finance) presented Airports Authority of India's viewpoints towards air connectivity and airport competitiveness and also apprised the audience of the National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 and the innovative initiative taken by the Government of India targeting the common man by introducing UDAN (UdeDesh Ka Aam Naagrik) i.e. addressing affordability, capacity and efficiency in aviation business.

AAI undertakes expansion, upgrade of existing airport infra at Tirupati and Kadapa airports

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NEW DELHI, AUGUST 06 :
Airports Authority of India has approved the plan for expansion, strengthening and upgrade of existing airport infrastructure at Tirupati and Kadapa airports. The project plan for extension and strengthening/resurfacing of existing runway at Tirupati airport will make the airport capable to cater handling of wide-body aircraft. This will meet the demand of growing International traffic and International Charted flights at the airport.The Estimated cost of the work is Rs. 177.10 Crores and the project will be completed within 24 months from the date of commencement of work. 

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has entered into an MoU with Airports Authority of India(AAI) to facilitate upgrade of Kadapa airport.- AAI statement
Tirupati airport has been declared an International Airport recently and has a huge tourist potential. The augmentation of infrastructure facilities commensurate with growth of air traffic will bring positive results for Tirupati airport. Similarly,extension  and strengthening work of existing runway for the operation of up to A-320 type of aircraft and the work of taxiway and apron along-with construction of isolation bay, pavement against blast erosion, runway end safety areas (RESA) and perimeter road, grading of strips etc. at Kadapa airport will be undertaken by AAI at a total cost of Rs.94.44 crore.

AAI sins MoU with Artificial
Limbs Manufacturing Corporation

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Mr Guruprasad Mohapatra (third from left), I.A.S., Chairman, AAI and Mr D R Sarin, CMD, ALIMCO and senior executives of both the organizations at signing of MoU between AAI and ALIMCO on Monday at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.

 

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 04 :
Ode to the underprivileged : You are what not crestfallen. You are what you were.

Authority of India (AAI )  signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) on Monday at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi and AAI for Rs.669.00 lakh for conducting cochlear implant surgeries for under-privileged children on PAN India basis.  The MoU was signed in the presence of Mr Guruprasad Mohapatra, I.A.S., Chairman, AAI and Mr D.R. Sarin, Chairman and Managing Director, ALIMCO and senior executives of both the organizations.

If my leg falls off, I'll get a prosthetic. There'd be no deep sadness about. I'd just get on with it! It's called life, and I love life. You have to be positive, and you have to crack on no matter what. John Lydon "Welfare reforms and the whole "happy" exploitation movement are not "baby steps." They are big steps–in a seriously backward direction."- John Lydon

 

Encouragingly, as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Airports Authority of India (AAI) has taken several steps to sustain and empower under-privileged communities near its airports and provide necessary help in socio-economic development of the region. AAI is working in health, sanitation, paper recycling,rurals , sports , eEducation and skill development. 

According to an estimate, more than 10,000 children in India are born with congenital hearing loss and require cochlear implant. This major CSR initiative of AAI will help the children to completely overcome their hearing disability, thereby enabling them to hear and speak coherently and making them fully independent to lead a normal and productive life. This effort will not only bring these underprivileged children to the mainstream of life but will also contribute to national economy.


AAI aims at socio-economic development and bringing change in the life of under-privileged communities evolving them to the party of the sustainable development.

 

AAI's Kalyanmayee works for healthcare, education, environment , Swachh Bharat initiatives

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Mrs Anjali Mohapatra, All India President, Kalyanmayee , at a Cervical Cancer detection camps "Mahila Swaasthya Jaanch Shivirs" organised by Kalyanmayee at Kanakdurgabasti at RK Puram, New Delhi.

 

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBR 01 :
"It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost."
― Murray N. Rothbard

Kalyanmayee, Airports Authority of India Women Welfare Association (AAIWWA) works towards the healthcare, education, environment and Swachh Bharat initiatives to help the underprivileged and needy.

 

Kalyanmayee, under the able leadership of Mrs Anjali Mohapatra, All India President, organized a Cervical Cancer detection camps. "MahilaSwaasthyaJaanchShivirs" at Kanakdurgabasti at RK Puram, New Delhi recently with support of NGOs like AOGIN India and CANSupport to examine women for reproductive health, especially for Cervical Cancer.

Similar camps werealso organized in the past at Swami VivekanandBastiChannkyapuri and Seelampur.The target group for screening was women aged between 30-60 years, which is the most appropriate age for Cancer screening.

"Welfare reforms and the whole "happy" exploitation movement are not "baby steps." They are big steps–in a seriously backward direction."- Gary L. Francione


The main objectives of these camps were:
• To improve awareness about Cervical Cancer, the most common Cancer in India
• To improve awareness about general good health-seeking behavior, nutrition, etc.
• To carry out screening for pre-Cancerous and Cancerous Cervical lesions by Pap Smear Test.
• To treat minor Gynaecological complaints
• To facilitate hospital visit for women detected to be screen positive and complete treatment as required.


The exclusivity of these camps are not just screening but to improve awareness about general good health-seeking behavior, nutrition, Cervical and Breast Cancer, the two most common Cancers in India. Helping women to learn techniques of self-examinationof breasts and also further teach other women in family and check their daughters too. The camps also tested them for Anemia and other Gynecological complaints. Further,Kalyanmayee facilitates the treatment of the women in AIIMS and GTB Hospital, detected to be screen positive as suggested by the doctors' team.

In these three camps 132 women were examined and 22 called for further treatment in GTB Hospital and AIIMS and 14 have been found positive. Kalyanmayee is also following up with CANSupport to ensure that those who need further treatment should visit hospital for further treatment.Kalyamayee is also planning to take this project to other cities across the country as well as in other parts of Delhi.
Kalyamayee is also replicating this project to 11 cities across the country as well as in other parts of Delhi for next three consecutive years.

AAI signs MoU with INCOIS

For development of message generation system for GAGAN

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Member, Air Navigation Services, AAI and Dr Shenoi, Director, INCOS exchanging documents post signing MoU at GAGAN Complex Bengaluru.


NEW DELHI, AUGUST 28 : Airports Authority of India (AAI) under Ministry of Civil Aviation, New Delhi and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad,  an autonomous body under the Ministry of Earth Science signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of Integrated Message Generation System for GAGAN Message Service (GAMES) for utilization of GAGAN service in non-aviation sector on August 23,  2017 by Member, Air Navigation Services, AAI and Dr Shenoi, Director, INCOS at GAGAN Complex Bengaluru.

INCOIS, an autonomous body under Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), Govt of India has mission to provide ocean information and advisory services including tsunami alerts/warnings, ocean state forecasts (OSF), potential fishing zone (PFZ) advisories to a wide spectrum of users such as fishermen, scientific community, Government, maritime industries and coastal population. INCOIS is presently using conventional terrestrial communication methods for dissemination of alert/early warning messages but the reach is limited. GAMES will be a boon to overcome the problem of last mile reach, since the messages can be received directly either on a hand-held receiver or on mobiles for users in deep sea, as well. Dr Shenoi, Director, INCOIS


Dr  Shenoi, Director, INCOIS stated  that INCOIS, an autonomous body under Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), Govt of India has mission to provide ocean information and advisory services including tsunami alerts/warnings, ocean state forecasts (OSF), potential fishing zone (PFZ) advisories to a wide spectrum of users such as fishermen, scientific community, Government, maritime industries and coastal population. INCOIS is presently using conventional terrestrial communication methods for dissemination of alert/early warning messages but the reach is limited. GAMES will be a boon to overcome the problem of last mile reach, since the messages can be received directly either on a hand-held receiver or on mobiles for users in deep sea, as well.

Mr  A K Dutta, Member, Air Navigation Services, AAI in his keynote address said that GAMES is a very important service through GAGAN. Tthere is a very large demand for messaging service for fishing & forming communities in India and GAMES would be able to meet most of these requirements. GAMES when implemented will make India the first country to broadcast messages through a satellite based augmentation system. It will be capable of broadcasting of alert/ early warning messages through GAGAN. GAMES is proposed to be realized in two phases, viz, the demonstration or proto-type phase and the operational phase of broadcasting alert messages within the GAGAN Message Protocol. The decoding of the messages is planned to be done through APPS on hand held receivers and mobiles.


AAI eners alliance with cab aggregators at leading airports

To fulfill the commutation demands of air passengersat AAI airports, namely Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow and Bhubaneswar.

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NEW DELHI, AUGUST 23 :
Indian aviation sector is witnessing unprecedented growth since last three-four years along with a dynamic shift in passengers’ profile and volume. Present generation passengers expect high quality service at airports where technology is playing vital role.
Keeping pace with the ever-changing technological trends, the Airports Authority of India has entered into a strategic alliance with Cab aggregators like Ola and Uber to fulfill the commutation demands of air passengersat AAI airports, namely Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow and Bhubaneswar.


Passenger convenience

AAI has always kept passenger convenience at the centre of its functioning. We are committed to give the best possible experience to users of our airports. Bringing in leading cab service aggregators like Ola and Uber is a step in the direction of ensuring minimum hassle and better services to air travelers in India.

D Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI
The alliance with Ola and Uber shall also facilitate air passengers to book a cab through the booking kiosks located at the airports itself. This will reducethe hassle of waiting or moving out for such App based Cabs. This alliance with cab aggregators like Ola and Uber would facilitate the air passengers in having a hassle free, reliable and affordable commutation.


Hitting the reset button : Upgraded Jammu
airport inaugurated augmenting infrastructure

The area of the Terminal Building is expanded from 6700 sq. mtrs. to 14,500 sq. mtrs. with an upgraded peak hour handling capacity of 720 passengers at a time, an increase from the existing 360 peak hour passengers


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Mr P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation presenting memento to Ms Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir on the occasion of inauguration of the upgraded Terminal Building of Jammu Airport, Jammu.

 

JAMMU, AUGUST 18:
The upgraded passenger Terminal Building of Jammu Airport, Jammu was inaugurated by Ms Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Mr P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation. Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation; Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space , Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh, Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir , Mr Kavinder Gupta, Speaker of J& K Legislative Assembly < Mri Jugal Kishore Sharma, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Mr Shamsher Singh Manhas, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) along with Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India (AAI) were the other noticeables who attended the inauguration ceremony.

Jammu is the gateway city for the State of Jammu &amp; Kashmir and the winter capital of the State, is also popularly known as the 'City of Temples.' Bestowed with a rich heritage and cultural legacy, Jammu has promising tourism potential. The city is famous for religious tourism and the holy shrine of 'Mata Vaishno Devi' is 46 kms. from the city.

Jammu airport belongs to the Indian Air Force, Ministry of Defence and AAI maintains a Civil Enclave for civil aircraft operations. During the year 2016-17, passenger traffic movement at Jammu Airport reached 1.16 million and the passenger growth rate has touched 29 per cent in the first quarter of 2017-18. To cope with the increasing passenger growth and demand, expansion ; upgradation of existing Terminal Building of Jammu airport has been completed. The area of the Terminal Building is expanded from 6700 sq. mtrs. to 14,500 sq. mtrs. with an upgraded peak hour handling capacity of 720 passengers at a time, an increase from the existing 360 peak hour passengers.

"I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong." - Abraham Lincoln, Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln

AAI celebrates Independence Day at New ATS Complex, IGI Airport

A man may climb Everest for himself, but at the summit he plants his country's flag.

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Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI, hoisting the national flag on 71st Idependence Day at New ATS Complex, IGI Airport in New Delhi


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jQuery toggle to display and hide content NEW DELHI, AUGUST 17 :  “Cheers for the sailors that fought on the wave for it, Cheers for the soldiers that always were brave for it, Tears for the men that went down to the grave for it, Here comes the flag!” - Arthur Macy

Airports Authority of India celebrated 71 st Independence Day at New ATS Complex, IGI Airport with fervour and joy. The celebration started with flag hoistingby Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI.

While addressing the officials, Dr.Mohapatra said that “the progressive initiatives undertaken by the Government of India have led AAI to increase and improve its current infrastructure by developing airports that are modern and efficient to facilitate easier movement of travelers.” On this occasion, students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, AAI, Rangpuri gave cultural performances highlighting the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the country.

AAI also launched itsnew website, to cater increased requirements and to provide a better platform for
the stakeholders for gathering information. A tree plantation drive was also organized at new ATS
complex and upcoming new building of Indian Aviation Academy (IAA) at Vasant Kunj where
Chairman and other senior officials of AAI planted saplings.Simultaneously, all the Regional
Headquarters of AAI and Airports celebrated Independence Day with full enthusiasm.

AAI commemorates 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement


The ceremony is part of India's PM, Narendra Modi's'Sankalp Se Siddhi –attainment through resolve' movement (2017-2022)
 

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Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, IAS, AAI , administering the pledge to free Indiafrom problems and create a 'New India' by 2022 at CHQ, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi


NEW DELHI, AUGUST 10 : An oath taking ceremony was organized to mark the 75th
year of the Quit India movement in Airports Authority of India (AAI). The ceremony was
administered by Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, AAI in presence of board members
and officials of the organization.

"Ours is not a drive for power, but purely, a non-violent fight for India's independence. In a violent struggle, a successful general has been often known to effect a military coup and to set up a dictatorship, but under the Congress scheme of things, essentially non-violent as it is, there can be no room for dictatorship. A non-violent soldier of freedom will covet nothing for himself, he fights only for the freedom of his country. The Congress is unconcerned as to who will rule, when freedom is attained. The power when it comes will belong to the people of India, and it will be for them to decide to whom it will be entrusted."Mahatma Gandhi

 

On this occasion, the employees of AAI took a pledge to free the country from problems like communalism, casteism and corruption and create a 'New India' by 2022.

This ceremony is part of the 'Sankalp Se Siddhi –attainment through resolve' movement (2017-2022) launched by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi.

AAI signs MoU with Govt of Uttarakhand for
development for aviation sector in the State

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Mr. S. Ramaswamy, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttarakhand and Mr Anil Gupta, General Manager (Business Development), AAI exchanging the MoU for the Development of Aviation Sector in Uttarakhand in the presence of officials from AAI and UCADA


NEW DELHI, JULY 24 :
Going ahead with its commitment towards the responsibility of creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in the country, Airports Authority of India (AAI), has signed an MoU with Government of Uttarakhand on 21st July, 2017 and joined hands with Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA).


The MoU was signed by Mr S Ramaswamy, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttarakhand and Mr Anil Gupta, General Manager (Business Development), AAI in the presence of Dr R Rajesh Kumar, ACEO, UCADA, Capt. Ashok Shetty, Head of Ops, UCADA, Mr Chandra Shekhar, AGM (Business Development), AAI, Capt Sandeep Soti, Chief Pilot, UCADA and Mr G Seetaiah, Chief Engineer, UCADA.

The scope of the MoU is to identify relevant factors influencing the development of civil aviation infrastructure in Uttarakhand, assessing commercial potential of various airports of the State, identifying technical considerations for airport operations in the State, evaluating site related technical and engineering parameters for development of projects, making estimate of the capital outlay for the future projects and development of master plan for existing and future civil aviation infrastructure in the state. AAI will also assist UCADA in obtaining necessary clearances for airport operations starting with the upgraded airport at Pithoragarh and later at Chiniyalisaur.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary, GoUK reiterated that the Government of Uttarakhand is determined to fulfill the long pending requirement of operational airports within the State. These airports would also be part of the Regional Connectivity Scheme and will boost tourism and air connectivity for the local public.

"The means are inconsequential, only the ends matter" - Rita Stradling, The Deception Dance
― Paul Celan, Glottal Stop

AAI Signs MoU with civil aviation
ministry for the year 2017-18

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Mr R.N. Choubey Secretary (Civil Aviation) exchanging documents post signing MoU for the year 2017-18 with Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra , IAS, Chairman, Airports Authority of India, in the presence of AAI board members and senior officers from the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

NEW DELHI, JULY 17 :
“Each arrow you shoot off
carries its own target
into the decidedly
secret
tangle”
― Paul Celan, Glottal Stop


So Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed its memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the year 2017-18 with Ministry of Civil Aviation.  The MoU was signed on Monday  between Mr R N  Choubey, Secretary (Civil Aviation) and Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI.  On the occasion, senior officers from the ministry and board members of AAI were also present.

The MoU 2017-18 specifies various parameters and targets to be performed by AAI during the year. 

"I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it." ― Charles Bukowski

USIBC launches India-Task Force on Civil Aviation

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The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) launched its India-Task Force on Civil Aviation that will focus on identifying opportunities for implementation based on the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP). To spearhead this initiative Mr Palash Roy Chowdhury, Managing Director-India, Pratt & Whitney, has been chosen as the Chairman and Mr Amber Dubey, Partner and Head of Aerospace and Defense, KPMG in India as co-chairman.
India has witnessed annual growth exceeding 20 percent in domestic traffic with total passenger throughput estimated to reach 270 million passengers by end of this year.

The Task Force will engage with various stakeholders to promote international best practices and address potential hurdles that surface as American and Indian companies deepen engagement in India's burgeoning civil aviation market.

Commenting on the launch Dr Mukesh Aghi, President of the US.-India Business Council said, "We are launching this task force to aid implementation of India's civil aviation policy. Our member companies are committed to the success of the government's flagship programs such as the Regional Connectivity Scheme and Make In India, and bringing the best in technology in related areas such as airport infrastructure and security, MROs and skill development."

Mr Palash Roy Chowdhury, Managing Director-India, Pratt & Whitney and Chairman of the India-Task Force on Civil Aviation said, "I am honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading this initiative at a time when the Indian aviation industry is poised to scale new heights. With the Task Force, we intend to support growth of U.S. corporations in India by aligning with the priority areas of the Indian government and further nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship and job creation to successfully contribute to the global economy in the coming years."


On being elected as the co-chairman Mr Amber Dubey, Partner and Head of Aerospace and Defense, KPMG in India said, "India is at the cusp of rapid strides in the aviation and aerospace sector. This is thanks to low oil prices, growing demand and industry-friendly government policies. I'm honored to be elected and would try my best to make the task force achieve its objectives."


The India-Task Force aims to promote bilateral dialogue by being the voice of industry, partnering with governments to organize trade missions and advocating for regulatory changes on behalf of its members.

"If we spark a student's passion, we unleash a powerful force upon the world." - Tim Fargo

AAI CSR initiative : Dum Dum Airport
Girl's High School inaugurated

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Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, Airports Authority of India(AAI) inaugurating the new school building for Dum Dum Airport Girl's High School at Kolkata in presence of Mr Sanjay Jain, Regional Executive Director (ER),senior officers of AAI and School administration on Thursday


KOLKATA, JUNE 23 : "The school is a mother"
― Edmondo de Amicis, Coração

A new school building of Dum Dum Airport Girl's High School was inaugurated by Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, Airports Authority of India(AAI) at Kolkata on Thursday (June 22, 2017. The school building is constructed as part of AAI's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.


Speaking on this occasion Dr Mohapatra said that AAI is doing a lot of works all over India under CSR project, but this is a great achievement that in an academically advanced state like West Bengal we were able to facilitate education and related activities.


The construction of new school building started in March, 2016 and was completed in a record time.
While discussing the salient features, Dr Mohapatra said that the new school building consists of 16 classrooms and teacher's room at each floor, Headmistress's office at both the floors, Medical Room, Library, Music Room, space for mid-day meal, toilet block at each floor, ramp provision and dedicated toilets for Divyaang.


Apart from above, school has roof top solar panels, fire alarm system, CCTV cameras, computers and furniture etc.

At the event, a Divyaang girl student of class 10 was given battery operated wheel- chair.
The function was attended by Mr Sanjay Jain, Regional Executive Director (ER), Mr Atul Dixit, Airport Director, Kolkata Airport and senior officers of AAI and school administration.


Later, Dr. Mohapatra also thanked Mr Sanjay Jain and his team for completing the school building project in record time. Dr Mohaptra also said that the issues of cleaning and maintenance of the school will be taken up with the state Government.


Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, Airports Authority of India(AAI) inaugurating the new school building for Dum Dum Airport Girl's High School at Kolkata in presence of Mr Sanjay Jain, Regional Executive Director (ER),senior officers of AAI and School administration on Thursday.

Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, Airports Authority of India(AAI) unveiling the plaque during the inauguration of the new school building for Dum Dum Airport Girl's High School at Kolkata in presence of Sh. Sanjay Jain, Regional Executive Director (ER), and senior officers of AAI on 22nd June, 2017.

"If manipulation really does increase welfare, then it would seem to be justified and even mandatory on ethical grounds."- Cass R. Sunstein

AAI launches welfare programmes
for underprivileged

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Mr Sanjay Jain, Regional Executive Director(Eastern Region), launching welfare programme in the presence of Mrs Vandana Jain, president, Kalyanmayee (ER), Mr G. Rajashekar, GM(Engg.), Mr Harbir Singh, GM(HR), Mr Gyan Batra, Jt. GM(HR), Members of Kalyanmayee and other senior officers of AAI.

NEW DELHI, JUNE 20 : "Once you go on welfare it changes you. Even if you get off welfare, you never escape the stigma that you were a charity case. You're scarred for life."
― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Airports Authority of India (AAI) launched several welfare programmes for the women and children living in slum areas of Kolkata airport on Friday. The programme was launched by the AAI's Women Welfare Association 'Kalyanmayee', Eastern Region at Residential Complex, New Quarters, NSCBI Airport, Kolkata.

"There could be a powerful international women's rights movement if only philanthropists would donate as much to real women as to paintings and sculptures of women."- Nicholas D. Kristof


Under the flagship programme of Govt for promoting girl child "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao", Kalyanmayee is adopting three girl children from the area and will bear cost for their education and other related activities.
Besides, a masala grinding project was also launched on the occasion under the Self Help Scheme of Kalyanmayee. Kalyanmayee aims to provide livelihood to the women under this scheme by selling the freshly prepared masala.


A tea stall was also inaugurated at AAI Guest House on the occasion. The tea stall will be run by Kalyanmayee members and revenue generated will be used for various welfare activities.


The programmes were launched by Shri Sanjay Jain, Regional Executive Director(Eastern Region) in the presence of Smt. Vandana Jain, President, Kalyanmayee (ER), Sh. G. Rajashekar, GM(Engg.), Shri Harbir Singh, GM(HR), Shri Gyan Batra, Jt. GM(HR), Members of Kalyanmayee and other senior officers of AAI.

"Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements." "Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer's own form." - Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

AAI organises 'Yoga Week'
on International Yoga Day

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Airports Authority of India's officers and employees in the yoga posture at a yoga session.

 


NEW DELHI, JUNE 08 :
"A positive attitude is most easily arrived at through a deliberate and rational analysis of what's required to manifest unwavering positive thought patterns. First, reflect on the actual, present condition of your mind. In other words, is the mind positive or not? We've all met individuals who perceive themselves as positive people but don't appear as such. Since the mind is both invisible and intangible, it's therefore easier to see the accurate characteristics of the mind through a person's words, deeds, and posture.

For example, if we say, "It's absolutely freezing today! I'll probably catch a cold before the end of the day!" then our words expose a negative attitude. But if we say, "The temperature is very cold" (a simple statement of fact), then our expressions, and therefore attitude, are not negative. Sustaining an alert state in which self-awareness becomes possible gives us a chance to discover the origins of negativity. In doing so, we also have an opportunity to arrive at a state of positiveness, so that our words and deeds are also positive, making others feel comfortable, cheerful, and inspired."
― H.E. Davey

By means of personal experimentation and observation, we can discover certain simple and universal truths. The mind moves the body, and the body follows the mind. Logically then, negative thought patterns harm not only the mind but also the body. What we actually do builds up to affect the subconscious mind and in turn affects the conscious mind and all reactions. 

"When you listen to yourself, everything comes naturally. It comes from inside, like a kind of will to do something. Try to be sensitive. That is yoga." - Petri Räisänen 

So on the occasion of International Yoga Day 'Yoga Week' was organized from June 1 to June 7, 2017 in the Corporate Headquarters of Airports Authority of India. This Yoga Week was organized in the Corporate Headquarters Library, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.


On this occasion special invitee Dr Poonam Singh gave detailed information on the significance of Yoga to the officers and employees of Airports Authority of India. The attendees were made aware of leading a healthy life through yoga.

AAI  PAT up 23% at Rs 3115 crore ;
pays Rs 934 crore dividend

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NEW DELHI, JUNE 07 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) recorded an all- time high total income of Rs 12542 crore (previous year Rs.10824 crore) and operational income of Rs 8024 crore (previous year Rs 6876 crore) in FY 2017.

AAI achieved a record of Rs 4557 crore of PBT (previous year Rs .3697 crore), rise of 23.26 per cent and PAT of Rs 3115 crore (previous year Rs 2537 crore) in FY 2017, up by 22.78 per cent.

AAI has declared dividend of Rs 934 crore payable to GoI. An interim dividend of Rs 560 crore has already been paid on February 22 , 2017.

The networth of the organization as on March 31, 2017 is Rs 15029 crore (previous year Rs 13038 crore) and capital employed as on March 31, 2017 is Rs 11282 crore (previous year Rs 10540 crore).

Overall, the financial performance on major parameters has been outstanding, says AAI statement.

 

"Experience: the vehicle of history"  

 

KekuBomiGazder appointed CEO of AAI
Cargo Logistics and Allied Services

 

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KekuBomiGazder,
CEO, AAICLAS

NEW DELHI, JUNE 05 :
"Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are 'patches of Godlight' in the woods of our experience."
- C.S. Lewis

KekuBomiGazder has been appointed as CEO of AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Limited (AAICLAS), a subsidiary of Airports Authority of India (AAI).

 

Mr Gazder has a rich experience of over 27 years in aviation industry spread out in Middle East, South Asia and Indian sub continent region. 

 

Based out of the Corporate headquarters of AAI in New Delh, his primary focus will be on air cargo handling services along with related activities such as ground handling services and security services.

Mr Gazder`s services will also include entering strategic partnerships at airports within and outside of the country. AAICLAS  being an independent cargo subsidiary company, its vision is to become the foremost integrated logistics network operator in India.

"The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals."

Role of AAI founder chairman in
airports development in India lauded

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NEW DELHI, JUNE 02 :
"If I were a carpenter, I would build you a window to my soul. But I would leave that window shut and locked, so that every time you tried to look through it all you would see is your own reflection. You would see that my soul is a reflection of you." - Colleen Hoover, Point of Retreat

The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals."

So extolling great soul by recognizing the contributions of its Founder Chairman, Air Vice Marshal H.M. Shahul in a Memorial Lecture organized by the Airports Authority of India Retired Officers' Forum, Dr NasimZaidi, The Chief Election Commissioner of India, Chief Guest at the function applauded the concept and philosophy of the AAIROF and highlighted the role of the Founder Chairman in the Civil Aviation in general and development of airports in India in particular.

"Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist."- Guy de Maupassant

Mr V P Agrawal, President of the AAIRoF and the Former Chairman, AAI, while delivering the welcome address remembered Mr Shahul as a role model worth emulating and he also gave a way forward for the AAIRoF. Mr VP Agrawal also remembered all those souls who left us over the period of time and a one minute silence was observed in their memeory.

Earlier, speaking on the occasion, Mr. RobeyLal, Former Member (Operations), AAI remembered good old time spent in the company of late Air Vice marshal Shahul and he highlighted the commitment and dedication demonstrated by the founder chairman in day to day activities and the zeal that was at par excellence.

Major Asif Nawaz Shah, on behalf of the family of the late Air Vice marshal Shahul gave a presentation on the life and style of Mr Shahul.

He also highlighted how he maintained high standards of discipline both at home and office, a through gentleman, honest and sincere by heart. Everyone present applauded and gave a standing ovation to the departed soul.


Mr. Ajit Dubey, the former Executive Director of AAI and the Vice president of the Forum delivered the Vote of Thanks and remembered the enthusiasm and bubbling time in the corridors and Board Rooms of AAI during the time of Air Vice Marshal Shahul.

"Just because you have baggage doesn't mean you have to lug it around." - Richie Norton  

Stamping of hand baggage
removed at six AAI airports

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NEW DELHI, JUNE 01 :
After successful trial runs and positive feedback received from the stakeholders stamping of hand baggage tags has been removed at six airports viz.: Chennai, Trivandrum, Lucknow, Jaipur, Guwahati and Patna with effect from June 1, 2017.


The trial runs were carried out at these airports by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) after installation of HD CCTV cameras at pre-embarkation security check (PESC) points and boarding gates in coordination with CISF.

Prior to this, in April 2017 passengers flying out of two other AAI airports -Kolkata and Ahmedabad were exempted from getting their hand baggage stamped.
Airports Authority of India is planning to extend this practice to its other airports to enhance passenger experience and ensure a hassle free security check.

For further strengthening of security system at airports, HD CCTV cameras and other necessary infrastructure will be in place.

"The dead can survive as part of the lives of those that still live."- Kenzaburo Oe, Hiroshima Notes 

AAI extends its tribute to its founder Chairman, Air Vice Marshal H.M. Shahul AVSM, VSM

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NEW DELHI, MAY 26 : Airports Authority of India (AAI)extends its tribute to its ex-chairman, Air ViceMarshal H.M. Shahul AVSM, VSM. He nurtured the organization and laid a strong foundation in the initial period of takeoff .

He died at the age of 80 years on June 1, 2016 in London and a memorial lecture is being held on June 1., 2017 in New Delhi in his honour. Air Vice Marshal H.M. Shahul was a great Administrator, a role model who has left behind a legacy and sweet memories of achievements and laurels that will be cherished for all times to come. Dr Nasim Zaidi, the Chief Election Commissioner of India is the chief guest on the occasion.

He had a distinguished career in the IAF that included Hot Air at DSSC, Air Officer Commanding AF Station Tambaram. Post retirement he took over as the first Chairman of Airport Authority of India (AAI).

He was hailed as a great Chairman who was responsible for instituting a firm foundation that stands AAI in good stead today. Later, he became a prolific writer thanks to his gift of the language and phenomenal memory.

Though approaching 80 years he played regular golf and remained in good health. In fact, he flew down to London to be with his son only this week. He passed away peacefully. May his soul rest in peace.

Air Vice Marshal H.M.Shahul AVSM,VSM; a cheerful self with sparkling eyes and full of enthusiasm until the last, ever ready to serve, meet and greet everyone on social occasions, a great personality in service, post retirement from Defence and from Airports Authority of India. Blessed with exceptional memory and skillful creative writing, with conviction and force to impress the audience; a great personality full of life and always had time for others left us on 1stJune 2016 at London.The world will miss him always.

He had a distinguished career in the Indian Air Force(IAF), that included Hot Air at DSSC, Air Officer Commanding AF Station Tambaram. Post retirement, he took over as the first Chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI). He was hailed as a great Chairman who was responsible for instituting a firm foundation that keeps AAI in good stead today. Later, he became a prolific writer, thanks to his gift of creative writing,grasp of language and phenomenal memory.

Even when approaching 80 years, he played regular golf and remained in good health. In fact, he flew down to London to be with his son.He was an avid follower of classical music and ghazals.

Air Vice Marshal H.M.Shahul AVSM,VSMwas a Post Graduate from Madras University in Defense Studies, was a Member of the Indian Council of Management Executives, Mumbai, a Fellow of All India Management Association and a Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India, an Alumni of National Defence Academy.

Commissioned in December 1957, Air Vice Marshal had flown over 5000 hrs. in the transport and maritime support operations, took part in 1962, 1965 and 1971 War at the Borders. He always held responsible and respectable Command and Staff assignments including the teaching faculty of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Nilgris. For his exceptional Service and Devotion to duty he was awarded AtiVishistSeva Medal (AVSM), and VishistSeva Medal (VSM) by the President of India.

Post Retirement from Defence Service, he joined as Member Operations, National Airports Authority and was appointed as Chairman of the then newly formed Airports Authority of India and he held that position till the end of his service career.

 

 

"Human beings are free except when humanity needs them. Maybe humanity needs you. To do something. Maybe humanity needs me—to find out what you're good for. We might both do despicable things, Ender, but if humankind survives, then we were good tools." ? Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

AAI flags off the ambulance
service under CSR activity

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Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India flagging off one traveller ambulance with advanced life support systems for Longding District, Arunachal Pradesh with an objective of strengthening the health services in the North-East Region under Airports Authority of India's CSR Initiatives.
 


NEW DELHI, MAY 12 :
"The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) committed to deliver its Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR), has provided an Ambulance Service with Advanced Life Support Systems (ALS) for Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh with an objective of strengthening the health services in the remote North-East Regionunder Airports Authority of India's CSR Initiatives.

Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, AAI while flagging off the ambulance service said that the ALS ambulance shall definitely bring a big relief to the patients coming from far off places and will be a great support to the Primary Health Centre facility in the Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh.
AAI, had in the past provided similar ambulance facilities to the Primary Health Centre at Pakyong, Sikkim, and also to Dr.ShakuntalaMisra National Rehabilitation University, Lucknow and Primary Health Centre at Udaipur, Rajasthan."

"Our humanity consists in our ability to sense and respect and respond to the humanity of others." - C. Terry Warner [-]
"Rather than looking for explanations for why all people deserve to be treated with compassion and respect, we ought to be working at creating a world in which people are treated with compassion and respect. Human rights aren't lying around waiting to be discovered. They're made, not found." - David Livingstone Smith, Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others
 

 

"I'm speaking of the pursuit of excellence in all things. All things! Presence of mind and devotion to craft. A great artist has these. A great chef. A great master of tea. There's powerful kung fu in a well-built house or an eloquent letter, but the limit of your imagination is bones breaking and bullets flying." - Scott Lynch, Tales of the Far West

Awards for excellence in cost management to recognise qualitative management practices

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(L to R) : Saurabh Srivastava, CGM, HSCC (India) , Sunil Bhatia, CFO, Ramagundam Fertilizers & Chem, Sandeep Goel, Practicing Cost Accountant, Harsh Arora, Director & CS, Perfetti Van Melle , Monica Gupta, Practicing Cost Accountant, A K Dhingra, Joint Advisor (F&EA), TRAI, Sanjay Gupta, Vice President, ICAI, S Suresh, Member (Finance), Airports Authority of India, Ram Singh, Director (Finance), Engineers India , NeeruAbroi, Sr. Advisor, IL&FS Environment Infrastructure & Services , Deep Inder Singh, ICRA, S C Gupta, Director, ICAI and Karan Sud, ICRA. 



NEW DELHI, MAY 01 : The Institute of Cost Accountants of India as part of its prime responsibility towards achieving cost competitiveness for sustainable economic growth is continuously making major efforts to promote, recognize and reward cost management culture and practice in the corporate sector.

Mr S Suresh, Member (Finance), Airports Authority of India and Chairman, Screening Committee of 14th National Awards for Excellence Cost Management – 2016 of the Institute expressed that the participation of Indian Industry in the National Awards indicates positive efforts undertaken by the industry towards cost management and achieving cost competitiveness.


CMA Manas Kumar Thakur, President of the Institute narrated the history of this award ceremony that this National Awards for Excellence in Cost Management was introduced by the Institute in the year 2003 to recognize the qualitative cost management practices adopted by the industry and encourage corporate sector to get due national and global recognition for the Cost Management initiatives, they follow. An eminent panel of Jury members selects the award winners every year.


The Institute has always encouraged with wider applications of Cost Management tools and adoption of different Cost Management strategies across various sectors.


Mr S Suresh and Manas Kumar Thakur urged all the sectors from manufacturing to service sector to participate at large so that the culture of best Cost Management practices becomes an integral part of an organization.

"The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air." - Wilbur Wright

PM flags off first UDAN flight under
RCS on Shimla-Delhi sector

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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off the first UDAN Flight under Regional Connectivity Scheme on Shimla – Delhi sector at Jubbarhati, Shimla airport in the presence of Acharya Devvrat, Governor, Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh, P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and RN Choubey, Secretary (Civil Aviation)  

NEW DELHI, APRIL27 :
The Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, on Thursday flagged off the maiden UDAN - Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik flight under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). Already touted to be a revolution in the aviation sector, the first flight took off from Jubbarhatti Airport, Shimla to New Delhi.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister also flagged off flights on Kadapa - Hyderabad and Nanded - Hyderabad sectors under the Scheme through video link.

The flagoff ceremony was held in the presence of Mr Acharya Devvrat, Governor, Himachal Pradesh, Mr Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh, Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and other noticeables.

Airports Authority of India under the aegis of Ministry of Civil Aviation is the implementing agency for this prestigious initiative of Government of India and is committed to providing air connectivity to currently under-served and un-served airports in India and UDAN is going to be giant stride towards that direction.


UDAN provides for affordable air travel, which will augur well for Indian aviation industry which is one among the fastest growing markets in the world. UDAN is expected to cater to large number of first-to-fly customers.

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious."
- Oscar Wilde

Kalyanmayee to hold art camp
"Prerna" at AAIOI

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 25 :
"In paintings, music, poetry, architecture, we feel the elusive energy that moves through us and the air and the ground all the time, that usually disperses and turns chaotic in our busy-ness and distractedness and moodiness. Artists channel it, corral it, make it visible to the rest of us. The best works of art are like semaphores of our experience, signaling what we didn't know was true but do now."
- Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

Airports Authority of India `s Women Welfare Association – Kalyanmayee is organizing an Art Camp "Prerna" at Airports Authority of India Officer's Institute (AAIOI) from April 28, .2017 to April 30, .2017 to promote amateur artists and give a platform to showcase their talent. The art camp is being organized in association with AAIAF (AAI Artist Forum) and FIPA (Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists) which will be open for 20 artists from AAI family and outside. Participant artists will paint for three days from 11.00 AM to 6.00 PM and submit the finished painting within the specified time.

"There are many ways to find meaning in life, one of them is the love of art" ? Ndiritu Wahome, The Sad Artist and Other Fairytales 

"The beautiful is always bizarre."
- Charles Baudelaire

"You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject." - Henri Matisse 

The topic for the event is Different Seasons in India- भारतकीऋतुएँ, ऋतुरंग- ऋतुराग. Kalyanmayee will provide Canvas, Easels and floor mats to each participant.

"Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads." ? Erica Jong 

Artists will have the proprietary of their finished painting, which will be showcased in an exhibition on a later date by Kalyanmayee.

OPINIONATIVELY: " Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." [-]
"I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls." - Anais Nin
 

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious."
― Oscar Wilde

 

Kalyanmayee to hold art camp "Prerna" at Airports Authority of India Officer's Institute (AAIOI)

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 25 : "In paintings, music, poetry, architecture, we feel the elusive energy that moves through us and the air and the ground all the time, that usually disperses and turns chaotic in our busy-ness and distractedness and moodiness. Artists channel it, corral it, make it visible to the rest of us. The best works of art are like semaphores of our experience, signaling what we didn't know was true but do now."
― Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

Airports Authority of India `s Women Welfare Association – Kalyanmayee is organizing an Art Camp "Prerna" at Airports Authority of India Officer's Institute (AAIOI) from April 28, .2017 to April 30, .2017 to promote amateur artists and give a platform to showcase their talent. The art camp is being organized in association with AAIAF (AAI Artist Forum) and FIPA (Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists) which will be open for 20 artists from AAI family and outside. Participant artists will paint for three days from 11.00 AM to 6.00 PM and submit the finished painting within the specified time.

The topic for the event is Different Seasons in India- भारतकीऋतुएँ, ऋतुरंग- ऋतुराग. Kalyanmayee will provide Canvas, Easels and floor mats to each participant.

Artists will have the proprietary of their finished painting, which will be showcased in an exhibition on a later date by Kalyanmayee.


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"Each day hands me a clean sheet of paper upon which to write. Therefore, I would be wise to write without ever having the need to erase." - Craig D. Lounsbrough

AAI signs MoU with the French Civil Aviation Authority
to boost technical cooperation programme

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau 

Mr A K Dutta, Member (ANS) of the Airports Authority of India and Mr Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France exchanging documents post signing a memorandum of understanding on civil aviation in the presence of Mr P Ashok GajapathiRaju, Minister of Civil Aviation of India, and Mr Alain Vidalies, French Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries 

NEW DELHI, APRIL 13 :
"As you move through the seasons of change and make a deliberate decision to Review and Redo along the way, you can begin to see everything from a fresh perspective. This will generate new opportunities for making things better or creating something completely brand new." - Susan C. Young

Mr P Ashok GajapathiRaju, Minister of Civil Aviation of India, on Thursday received Mr Alain Vidalies, French Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries, who is currently on an official visit to India (April 11 to 13 , 2017) to strengthen Indo-French cooperation on transport.

In the presence of the two ministers a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) was signed to further the active technical cooperation programme between the two countries. Providing for exchanges of officials and the sharing of technical know-how, the agreement will be beneficial for the long-term enhancement of skills and expertise.

The MoU was signed by Mr Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, representing the French side and Mr. A. K. Dutta, Member (ANS) of the Airports Authority of India, representing the Indian side.

Originally initiated in 2010, the renewal of the Indo-French cooperation agreement under this MoU comes at a crucial time when the Indian aviation industry is booming, requiring a highly skilled workforce. Several teams of Indian officials have already visited Toulouse and Paris, in France, under this technical cooperation programme.

In a reflection of the rich and decades-old history of active collaboration, recently a new Master's in ANSP Management was conducted jointly by French and AAI training institutes in Hyderabad. The third intake of Indian students for this course has just started, taking the total number of trainees to over 100.

Smart India Hackathon 2017 held at CATC, Allahabad

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The winner of Smart India Hackathon 2017, "Navpravartak" team from Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi, receiving the first prize, a cheque for Rs. 1,00,000  
 

PM Narendra Modi

Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Human Resource Development

Winners

 
NEW DELHI, APRIL 05 :
The 'Smart India Hackathon 2017' grand finale concluded on 02nd April, 2017at the Civil Aviation Training College (CATC),Bamruali, and Allahabad. At the CATC, one among 26 locations for 'Smart Hackathon 2017', 58 teams from across India participated for the 36 hour event, with students formulating solutions for improving governance and to come up with innovative solutions for India's daunting problems.

The two day event held on April 1 &2, aimed at harnessing the creativity and expertise of students got to an aspiring start with Mr Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Human Resource Development announcing the start of Hackathon 2017 through a video speech. The participant teams worked under the guidance of their mentor, two for each team, suggesting workable solution for the problems presented. There were 12 evaluators present from different government departments including Airports Authority of India (AAI) and All India Council for Higher Education (AICTE) evaluating the performance of teams.

The Hackathon got a further boost later in the day with Mr Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India addressing and interacting with the participants via video conferencing. He highlighted the importance of technology, research & innovation and why it is essential to embrace them in this century.

On the second day of the event, after three rounds of evaluation, Navpravartak team from Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi was declared winner of the "Smart India Hackathon-2017." Team Coders Inc. from BVCCE, Delhi was declared first runners up. Horizon team from Delhi college came 2nd runners up, and the inspirational prize went to team Crafty from Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Delhi. At the prize distribution ceremony, Anil Srivastava, Joint Secretary, MoCA, Suyash Narain, Director, MoCA, I.N.Murthy, Member (OPS), AAI, V.Satish, ED (IT), AAI, Keshav Sharma, Principal, CATC and Prof Rajive Kumar, Advisor, AICTE were present.

Smart India Hackathon 2017, a unique initiative intended to promote innovation and out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially engineering students is initiated by All India Council for Higher Education(AICTE), under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) and in collaboration with i4C, Persistent Systems , NASSCOM and Rambhau Mhalgi Pabodin (RMP). The Ministry of Civil Aviation was a Premier Partner in this event.

A part of Prime Minister Modi's Digital India Initiative, the Smart India Hackathon focused on the problems of social importance identified by 29 ministries and departments of the government. They identified 598 problems, which 7,531 teams of approximately 42,000 students responded to. Of them, 1,266 teams of 10,000 participants were shortlisted for the finale.


"The best men in all ages keep classic traditions alive." - George Santayana

AAI's 22nd Annual Day celebrations capped
with colourful cultural Programme- 'Udaan'


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Mr P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, lighting the lamp on the occasion of 22nd Annual Day Celebrations of Airports Authority of India in the presence of Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, AAI.


NEW DELHI, APRIL 03 : "It's a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning."


Airports Authority of India (AAI), the mainstay of civil aviation in India celebrated its 22nd Annual Day on (Saturday) April 1 , 2017 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi with full grandeur. Mr P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, was the chief guest and Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, was the guest of honour in the function.

The vibrant evening of music and celebration at the Siri Fort Auditorium was followed by the launch of Corporate Plan of AAI by the chief guest, Mr P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, HMCA in the presence of guest of honour, Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI and other noticeables. The launch followed felicitation of AAI achievers in their respective fields by the chief guest. The awards were presented by Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, HMCA for the commendable performance and achievements by various teams/airports on the basis of ACI and CSI survey ratings.

The vibrant evening of music and celebration at the Siri Fort Auditorium was followed by the launch of Corporate Plan of AAI by the chief guest, Mr P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, HMCA in the presence of guest of honour, Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI and other noticeables. The launch followed felicitation of AAI achievers in their respective fields by the chief guest. The awards were presented by Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, HMCA for the commendable performance and achievements by various teams/airports on the basis of ACI and CSI survey ratings.


The vibrant evening of music and celebration at the Siri Fort Auditorium was followed by the launch of Corporate Plan of AAI by the chief guest, Mr P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, HMCA in the presence of guest of honour, Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI and other noticeables. The launch followed felicitation of AAI achievers in their respective fields by the chief guest.
The awards were presented by Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, HMCA for the commendable performance and achievements by various teams/airports on the basis of ACI and CSI survey ratings.


Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, HMCA complimented the AAI family on fulfilling its role assigned towards Nation building by way of providing safe, secure and affordable flying resulting in India in becoming the 5th largest aviation market in the world.

Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, HMCA complimented the AAI family on fulfilling its role assigned towards Nation building by way of providing safe, secure and affordable flying resulting in India in becoming the 5th largest aviation market in the world.

Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, HMCA complimented the AAI family on fulfilling its role assigned towards Nation building by way of providing safe, secure and affordable flying resulting in India in becoming the 5th largest aviation market in the world.

Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation asserted that AAI has been instrumental in implementation of various Government Schemes like Make in India, Swaach Bharat, e-Governance, NCAP, Air Sewa and RCS-UDAN.


Mr R. N. Choubey, Secretary (Civil Aviation) conveyed his best wishes through a message which was read out during the event. Secretary (CA) applauded the achievements of AAI in implementation of Regional Connectivity Scheme, Air Sewa initiatives and launch of AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Ltd. (AAICLAS).
Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, AAI expressed his satisfaction on achieving great heights of success globally by AAI and was also proud in saying that an interim dividend of Rs 560 crores paid to the Government and getting through Rs 10,000 crores revenue mark has literally reaffirmed his confidence to become one of the World leaders in Aviation in times to come.


After the official programme, the stage was open for Live Performance by renowned Singer – Performer Shaan which was enjoyed by all.

Most problems can be effectively dealt with before they are in full swing."
― Innocent Mwatsikesimbe, Mirror

MoCA gears up for 36 hour Smart India Hackathon 2017
grand finale to be held in Allahabad, UP

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

 

EXPERTISE : "Who you know only gets you in the door; what you know gets you the keys to the house."
NEW DELHI, MARCH 31 : "It's ridiculous to live 100 years and only be able to remember 30 million bytes. You know, less than a compact disc. The human condition is really becoming more obsolete every minute."
(Marvin Minsky)

The technology is always evolving . The 'Smart India Hackathon 2017' grand finale is scheduled to be held on April 1 and 2, 2017 simultaneously at 26 different nodal centers across India.


A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects.

Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week. Some hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, or the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.

"When you don't create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow & exclude people. so create." - Why The Lucky Stiff  

 

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is a 'Premier Partner' in this unique initiative.

Launched on Nov 9, 2016 in New Delhi, 'Smart India Hackathon 2017'will harnesses creativity and expertise of students, builds funnel for 'Startup India, Standup India' campaigns, formulating solutions for improving governance and quality of life and provides opportunity to citizens to provide innovative solutions to India's daunting problems.  

 

'Smart India Hackathon 2017' is conceived by All India Council for Higher Education (AICTE), under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD) and in Collaboration with i4C, Persistent Systems, NASSCOM and Rambhau Mhalgi Pabodin(RMP).

On behalf of Ministry of Civil Aviation, 43 problem statements were thrown to students for which more than 350 ideas from teams of young IT students were received. After preliminary evaluation, 61 teams were shortlisted who would participate for 36 hours long Grand Finale to be held at CATC, Allahabad.  


On behalf of Ministry of Civil Aviation, 43 problem statements were thrown to students for which more than 350 ideas from teams of young IT students were received. After preliminary evaluation, 61 teams were shortlisted who would participate for 36 hours long Grand Finale to be held at CATC, Allahabad.


'Smart India Hackathon 2017' is expected to become the 'World's biggest open innovation model' that other countries can replicate. At the larger scale, the overall event accommodates more than 1200 teams participating in the Grand Finale with more than 10,000 students making their presence.Out of the 7531 idea submissions received for the 598 problems posted by 29 govt. departments, 1266 ideas have been shortlisted for the 'Grand Finale' on April 1& 2, 2017, during which these teams will work nonstop for 36 hours to build products based on their ideas across 26 locations in India.


'Smart India Hackathon 2017' would be the first massive scale Hackathon initiative in India, unparalleled in the nation's history. Winners stand to get cash prizes and a chance to be part of the NASSCOM's '10,000 Startups' program.

AAI, DRDO and Govt.of Jharkhand signs tripartite MoU
for development of Deoghar airport in Jharkhand

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Mr Sanjay Jain, Regional Executive Director (ER), AAI, Mr Ram Narayan Ram, Deputy Secretary Transport (Civil Aviation), Govt of Jharkhand and Gp. Capt H S Chaudhry, Additional Director of DRDO exchanging the MoU documents for development of Deoghar Airport in Deoghar district of Jharkhand in august presence of Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation,Mr Raghubar Das, Chief Minister of Jharkhand, MrC.P.Singh, Minister of Transport, Govt of Jharkhand and Mr Nishikant Dubey, MP,


"When virtues are pointed out first....." - Judith Martin
The MoU signing was lauded by Chief Minister of Jharkhand Mr Raghubar Das, Central Minister of State for Civil Aviation , Mr Jayant Sinha, Minister of Transport, Govt of Jharkhand Mr C.P.Singh, Mr Ram Tahal Chaudhaury Hon'ble MP, Mr Nishikant Dubey, MP.
"It would indeed be matter for pride for not only ONGC but also the entire nation once the expedition team comes back with flying colors. "I see future leaders in each of the expedition members, as when you counter the elements, no challenge seems too big to surmount", he said.
 
NEW DELHI, MARCH 28 :
Airports Authority of India, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Govt of Jharkhand signed a tripartite MoU for development of Deoghar Airport in Deoghar district of Jharkhand. The extant Deoghar airport will be developed for operations of A-320 and C-130 Aircraft. Signing of MoU took place in a ceremony held at the CM Residence.

The Chief Minister of Jharkhand Mr Raghubar Das, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mr Jayant Sinha, Minister of Transport, Govt of Jharkhand, Mr C.P.Singh, MP Mr Ram Tahal Chaudhaury and MP Mr Nishikant Dubey were present on the occasion.


Dr Guru Prasad Mahapatra, IAS, Chairman AAI, Ms Rajbala Verma, Chief Secretary, Govt of Jharkhand, Mr Amit Khare, Development Commissioner, Govt. of Jharkhand, Mr Sudhir Raheja, Member Planning AAI, Mr Sanjay Jain, RED (ER), AAI, Mr H. S. Chaudhry, Additional Director of DRDO, Mr Anil Vikram, Airport Director, Ranchi, senior officials of Govt of Jharkhand and AAI were also present on the occasion.


The Govt of Jharkhand has acquired 600.34 acres of land which will be handed over to AAI apart from the existing 53.41 acres Deoghar Airport land. DRDO, Govt of Jharkhand and AAI will provide Rs. 200 crore, Rs 50 crore respectively to develop, operationalized and maintain the airport. The timeframe given to develop and operationalize the Deoghar airport is two years.


The MoU signing was lauded by Chief Minister of Jharkhand Mr Raghubar Das, Central Minister of State for Civil Aviation , Mr Jayant Sinha, Minister of Transport, Govt of Jharkhand Mr C.P.Singh, Mr Ram Tahal Chaudhaury Hon'ble MP, Mr Nishikant Dubey, MP.

AAI's Chennai airport receives
Tamil Nadu Tourism Award – 2016

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The Chennai airport Director Mr G Chandramouli along with Mr Anil Garg, Dy. Airport Director, AAI, received the award from Mr Thiru. K. Bhagyaraj noted film director from Tamil Nadu Film Industry. This is the second time in a row that Chennai Airport has received the honour for the 'Best Tourist Friendly Airport

 

NEW DELHI, MARCH 27 :
Chennai International airport received the Tamil Nadu Tourism Award – 2016 in the category of 'Best Tourist Friendly Airport' on March 24 , 2017. This award is conferred by Madura Welcome, a tourist guide book company, in association with Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
 

 

The Airport Director Mr G Chandramouli along with Mr Anil Garg, Dy. Airport Director, AAI, received the award from Mr Thiru. K. Bhagyaraj noted film director from Tamil Nadu Film Industry. This is the second time in a row that Chennai Airport has received the honour for the 'Best Tourist Friendly Airport'.


Chennai Airport is the fourth busiest airport in India. It is the gateway to Southern India and major hub for southern Region. 29 international airlines and 08 domestic airlines are operating from Chennai airport which connects 15 International and 25 Domestic cities respectively. It serves passengers not only from Tamil Nadu but also from the neighbouring states like Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

"Life is lived its own..others' help is needed in funerals only." - Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Why I Am An Atheist: An Autobiographical Discourse

 
 

  1. Question: What is your blood type ?
    Answer: → My blood type is 'Be Positive.'
  2. Question: What does the man want who writes in blood and aphorisms?
    Answer:→ He does not want to be read, he wants to be learned by heart.
 

"Being a martyr is highly overrated. " 
― Patricia Briggs, Dragon Bones

AAI holds blood donation camp on Shaheed Diwas

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Chairman, Airports Authority of India, Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, inaugurating the blood donation camp at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi in the presence of Mr Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR) and senior officers of AAI.  

 

"Your blood is replaceable. A life is not"

"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." - Martin Luther King Jr.

NEW DELHI, MARCH 24 : "A martyrdom is always the design of God, for His love of men, to warn them and to lead them, to bring them back to His ways. It is never the design of man; for the true martyr is he who has become the instrument of God, who has lost his will in the will of God, and who no longer desires anything for himself, not even the glory of being a martyr."
― T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral

Blood is the lifeline of human existence and holds medical as well as symbolic significance for human existence. While on the one hand hand, if it is shed while serving the nation, one is called a martyr and on other hand if it is donated, it saves lives.

To commemorate the martyrdom of Indian freedom fighters, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, a Blood Donation Camp was organized by AAI Employees Friends Society at the AAI Corporate Headquarters, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport on March 23 , 2017 with the help of Indian Red Cross Society.

" The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode - Ralph Waldo Emerson

They never fail who die in a great cause."
― George Gordon Byron

Chairman AAI, Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra while inaugurating the event urged all to come forward and donate blood for the social cause. Taking it as a social responsibility, AAI Employees participated in a large number and made the event a grand success.

 

 

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