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Do you think Indian ATC is doing enough to reduce RT congestion in the skies ?
FROM THE EDITORS DESK- Thirty Third Issue, August 2012

Hi Friends!

As India came of age by celebrating more than sixty six years of Independence in August this year let us introspect to see how far we have reached.

The first commercial flight in India flew on February 18, 1911, when a French pilot Monseigneur Piguet flew airmails from Allahabad to Naini, covering a distance of about 10 km.The first commercial flight connected Karachi and Delhi in the year 1912.

Aviation in India was considered as an elitist activity of the rich and mighty till the recent times when due to open sky policy, inclusion of private participation in modernization of our facilities and inception of low cost carriers it was able to reach the common man.

Today it is not only perceived as an essential link for international travel and trade but also for providing connectivity to different parts of the country. Aviation is, by its very nature, a critical part of the infrastructure of the country and has important ramifications for the development of tourism and trade, the opening up of inaccessible areas of the country and for providing stimulus to business activity and economic growth.
In India of today, the AAI operate most aspects of the our majority airports (including air traffic control) and procure most of their equipment directly (via global/local tenders).
In an age where environmental considerations and sustainability are everyday concerns in every field today, there are efforts today to have a GREEN angle to all airport operations, be it within the terminals or the operational area .In this direction, South Hampton Airport ,UK ,has implemented in 2012 the solar powered Runway Guard Lights. Many airports around the globe are taking GREEN initiatives in this regard.But with joint ventures and private public participation we have truly value added in Delhi, Mumbai, ,Hyderabad Airports .We have also modernized select AAI model and International Airports and are striving to offer best services in all our airports in India. Even Air Traffic Services Management today is undergoing a major overhauling change for better customer satisfaction,to match the Industry Best Practices. Heralding a positive growth in the aviation sector ,Indigo Airlines has gone on record for ordering 180 Airbus A320 worth a total $ 15.6 billion in this month.
On the lop side India’s national carrier Air India and Kingfisher Airlines have been incurring severe losses and courting with controversies. Low cost carriers today rule the aviation scenario with about 46% market share. The real challenge would be addressing all the gaps in infrastructure developments, high input costs, rising ATF prices, ATM modernization issues, trained manpower planning and meeting the BEST STANDARDS. LET US DO OUR BEST…AND BEAT THE REST.
Aryama Sanyal