Airports Authority of India (AAI) gives tremendous importance to the safety and security of airports, aircraft and passengers. In this regard, AAI has taken a number of initiatives and put systems in place to make sure that the highest level of safety and security is maintained at all times.
AAI manages and takes care of continuing and evolving security threats as stipulated by the Indian civil aviation security regulator Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).
In terms of safety, fire management plays a huge role in maintaining airports. To this end, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services are vital for ensuring the safety of airport operations by ensuring rapid intervention, quick knock-down and swift rescue operations.
With a mission to unite the various airports under AAI from a design perspective and to provide a unifying brand image along with easing the stress of travel for the passengers, AAI is planning to improve and develop its wayfinding signage.
Sampiriyanto Sunar of Garuda Indonesia talks about how positive response in the Indian market has led the airlines to consider updating their routes and frequencies.
Though the Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneshwar in Odisha was accorded the international status in 2013, the airport finally started international operations in 2017, with its direct flights to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. As the Bhubaneshwar airport is focusing on increasing its international operations in 2018, the maiden direct Air India flight from Bhubaneswar … Continue reading Bhubaneshwar Airport →
India’s aviation sector is among the fastest-growing in the world. Set to grow exponentially in the years ahead, the sector is focussing equally on safety.
At an annual growth rate of 12 percent, the Indian civil aviation industry is showing a lot of hope, and with the inclusion of new policies and bridging of erstwhile gaps, the sector is poised for exponential growth.
The AAI has made tremendous progress in making sure that each and every aspect of the airports is managed and operated to the best of its capacity – from safety and security to ease of access for the passengers – AAI has plans and initiatives in place to ensure operational success at each level. You … Continue reading I N Murthy, Member (Operations), AAI →
The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) India report highlights the need to invest in infrastructural facilities in order to keep up with the demands and needs of a booming aviation sector; with 2030 being the target year, CAPA predicts that an investment of USD 45 billion is required to prevent airport saturation. India’s air … Continue reading CAPA REPORT ON INDIA →
The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata has become the fifth in the country to have a CAT III-B ILS for countering fog. The advanced system lets flights operate in visibility levels as low as 50 metres.