October 29th, 2022 12:35 PM 0 COMMENTS

Rourkela Airport: SAIL and AAI Have Signed an Agreement to Facilitate Commercial Operations Under the RCS UDAN Scheme

Yesterday in New Delhi, the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) signed an Operation and Management (O & M) agreement to facilitate commercial operations from Rourkela, Odisha. SAIL and AAI Sign MOU SAIL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2018 to use its own airport for commercial flight operations under the RCS UDAN scheme. SAIL has now signed an O&M contract with... Read More

August 26th, 2022 3:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

AAI to Collaborate With Sweden for Facilitating Smart and Sustainable Aviation Technologies

As we continue discussing the developments in the aviation sector, so much progress is already happening in the aviation industry. Recently we explored how AAI as a part of its Green Initiatives is upgrading all its airports with solar. In another advancement, AAI signs an MoU with Sweden to facilitate smart and sustainable aviation technology collaboration. Airports Authority of India (AAI) and LFV Air Navigation Services of Sweden (LUFTFARTSVERKET) signed... Read More

August 3rd, 2022 9:54 PM 0 COMMENTS

Hollongi Greenfield Airport in Arunachal Pradesh Is All Set to Be Inaugurated Soon

[caption id="attachment_50744" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Source: AAI[/caption] Arunachal Pradesh is all set to Fly High! The much awaited air connectivity for Itanagar, is soon going to be a reality. Considering the importance of air connectivity to the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, AAI has undertaken the work of constructing a Greenfield Airport in Hollongi, 15 Kms from Itanagar. The first full-fledged airport of Arunachal Pradesh is all set to be inaugurated... Read More

July 26th, 2022 1:28 AM 0 COMMENTS

AAI Has Undertaken Installation of Night Landing Facility at Kolhapur Airport

To an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha about the Night Landing facility at Airports in the country and the status of commissioning of the night landing facility at Kolhapur Airport, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation (Gen. (Dr) V. K. Singh (Retd) has responded in a written reply with the necessary details. Modernisation of Airports is a Continuous Process: The response states that the up-gradation/modernisation... Read More

February 15th, 2022 8:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

High Court Asks DGCA and AAI to Conduct a Feasibility Study for Expanding Shillong Airport

Meghalaya High Court has asked India’s aviation regulatory authorities, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI), to file affidavits indicating the possibility of expanding the Shillong Airport (a.k.a. Umroi airport) to accommodate long-haul flights and larger aircraft. Expanding the existing airport will significantly boost the state’s tourism, especially by reducing the time it takes for the tourist to reach the hill state. “Both... Read More

February 11th, 2022 7:44 PM 0 COMMENTS

Seven Airports in India Chosen for ACI World’s Voice of the Customer Recognition

Airports Council International (ACI) World has chosen seven airports in India to include under its Voice of the Customer Recognition initiative, the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced. The ones that received the recognition are the airports at Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Pune, Patna, Bhubaneswar and Chandigarh. The Voice of the Customer Recognition initiative is to celebrate the efforts of the airports that demonstrated significant efforts in gathering passenger feedback through the... Read More

February 10th, 2022 9:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

23 Airports in India Do Not Have Night Landing Facilities

The night landing is not available at about 23 operational airports in India. Some of the most important airports are on the list, including the recently opened Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh. The airport, which caters to tourists visiting the Buddhist tourism circuit, opened in October 2021. Salem in Tamil Nadu, Shimla, Kullu, and Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, and Kalaburagi in Karnataka are among the leading airports lacking night... Read More

January 31st, 2022 5:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

Jammu Airport’s 8000ft Runway Became Operational

In what can be termed a considerable feat, Jammu airport’s 8000ft long runway was made operational on Friday. IndiGo flight 6E-137 became the first aircraft to take off the new runway. Indian Air Force celebrated its opening by a water cannon salute, in the presence of Jammu airport director Sanjeev Kumar Garg, Air Commodore GS Bhullar, AOC 23rd Wing IAF, officials from Airports Authority of India, Military Engineering Service, Airlines,... Read More

January 28th, 2022 4:18 PM 0 COMMENTS

State Government Expedites the Process for Chennai’s Second Airport, Says Report

The Tamil Nadu government is expediting the process for constructing the next greenfield airport in the state. According to reports, the government is said to have identified four plots at Parandur, Sriperumbudur, Mamallapuram and Tirupur. The selection of land is primarily based on factors like the availability of land and the flexibility to construct the required runways. “It is not easy to finalise a site soon. We should consider the... Read More

January 27th, 2022 5:51 PM 0 COMMENTS

Aviation Ministry Focuses on UDAN Scheme in Republic Day Tableau

For Republic Day 2022, the Ministry of Civil Aviation showcased the growth of the Indian aviation industry as the tableau. The key focus was India’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN and the rich dividends it has been earning for the country. The aviation industry's tableau was in the shape of an aircraft with women pilots in front, depicting the women power in the country’s aviation industry. India ranks first in the... Read More

January 18th, 2022 1:26 PM 0 COMMENTS

Akasa Air on Course to Fly in the Summer of 2022

India’s upcoming and most awaited airline Akasa Air seems to be on track for its first flight this summer. From being in the preliminary stages of setting up the airline to finding high-profile investors, signing an aircraft deal with Boeing and deciding upon the airline’s branding, CEO of Akasa Air, Vinay Dube has really brought the airline into fruition. Things have been going well as far as the airline is... Read More

January 17th, 2022 4:26 PM 0 COMMENTS

Government Asks AAI to Speed Up Installing Mobile Phone Towers at Airports

The government of India has issued guidelines to help promptly settle issues about the installation of cell phone towers at and near airports. A letter dated 12 January from LD Meghwal, Senior Deputy Wireless Adviser at the Department of Telecommunications, written to the AAI general manager and JCES director claimed that if applications seeking approvals pending with the Joint Communications and Electronic Staff (JCES) and the Airports Authority of India... Read More

January 16th, 2022 11:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

AAI Hasn’t Procured a Single Body Scanner for Its 100+ Airports Yet

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has failed to procure a single body scanner for its 100+ airports yet. According to a PTI report, the airport body was directed by the aviation security regulator BCAS in April 29 to install body scanners in over 84 airports across the country by March 2020. This would have replaced the existing door frame metal detectors followed by hand-held scanners and a full-body pat-down.... Read More

January 12th, 2022 2:14 PM 0 COMMENTS

Akasa Air Established to be a Low-Cost-Carrier, Summer Launch Upholds

In a recent interview on January 11, the CEO of upcoming Indian airline Akasa Air, Vinay Dube has confirmed that it will not be an ultra-low-cost carrier. As far as the launch of the airline is considered, the airline is expected to begin its operations in mid-2022 even though it still awaits the crucial Air Operator Certificate (AOC). All the previous rumours regarding the upcoming airline claimed that Akasa Air... Read More