Airports Authority of India

Mission :  ''To achieve highest standards of safety and quality in air traffic services and airport management by providing state-of-the-art infrastructure for total customer satisfaction, contributing to economic growth and prosperity of the nation.''                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vision :  ''To be a world-class organization providing leadership in air traffic services and airport management & making India a major hub in Asia Pacific region by 2016''.
Southern Regional Headquarters
 
REGIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Shri Deepak Shastri

Southern Region
AAI Operational Offices Complex
Chennai Airport, Chennai 600 027
Tele. No. (O) : 044-2256 1234, 044-2256 1515 Extn: 4300
Tele. No. (R) : 044-2233 6263, Fax No. : 044-2256 1010
E-Mail Id : redsr@aai.aero

 

 

FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES OF SOUTHERN REGION OF AAI
Southern Regional Headquarters coordinates and controls the following activities of the Airports and Aeronautical Communication Stations.
Introduction

Regional organisational structure
  1. Infrastructure
  2. Operations
  3. Flying Clubs
  4. Air Traffic Services
  5. Communication, Navigation and surveillance
  6. Aviation Safety
  7. Airport Fire Services
  8. Commercial
  9. Engineering
  10. Cargo
  11. Aviation Security
  12. Personnel & Administration
  13. Industrial Relations
  14. Vigilance
  15. Social Welfare  
  16. Airline Operators
  17. Recent Developments
1. Introduction
  Regional Executive Director (RED) of Airports Authority of India is the Executive Head of Southern Region of AAI. He is the overall in-charge of all activities (Operations & Administration) of Southern Region of Airports Authority of India.
   
 

2. Infrastructure
  The following Airports, Civil Enclaves, Aeronautical Communication Stations & non-operation air strips of Southern India, are under the control of RED/Southern Region. The details, are as below:
 

List of  Airports in Southern India:

 
State
AAI Airports (24), Operational (19), Non-Opn (5)
Customs Airports (3)
Domestic Airports (13)
Intentional Airports (6)
Private/JV Airports (5)
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore



Trichy



Madurai



Tuticorin



Salem



Chennai
Vellore (Presently having Flying activities by Madras Flying Club) Trichy



Coimbatore
Madurai



Tuticorin



Salem
Chennai(AAI -
Karnataka Bangalore



(HAL)



Hubli



Mangalore



Mysore
- Mangalore Hubli



Mysore



Bangalore (Old)
Bangalore (BIAL) 1.Vijay Jindal (Bellary)



2.BIAL
Kerala Calicut



Trivandrum
- - - Calicut(AAI)



Trivandrum



(AAI)



Cochin(CIAL
Cochin
Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad(Old)



Vizag



Rajamundhary



Vijayawada



Tirupathi
Cuddappah



Donakonda



Nadirgul



Warrangal
- Vijayawada



Vizag



Rajamundhary



Tirupathi



Hyderabad (old)
Hyderabad (HIAL) 1.Puttaparthi



2.HIAL
Union Territory



1.Lakshwadeep



2.Puducherry  
Agatti Islands



Puducherry  
- - Agatti



Puducherry
- -
 

Total number of airports 

:49

Military  (Tambaran, Arrakonam, Sulur, Tanjore, Ramanathapuram,(TN) Kochi, (Kerala)

:12

Jakkur, Jalahalli,B idar,Yelahanka (karnataka) Dundigul, Vizag (AP)

:05

Non AAI aerodromes (HIAL ,BIAL,CIAL,Jindal Bellary, Puttaparthi)

 
  International Airports-Private :03
  Domestic Airports -Private :02

AAI Airports

:24
  International Airports-AA :03
  Domestic Airports/CE -AAI :13
  Customs Airports-AAI :03
  Non operational Airports :05

Disused Airfields (under State govt)

:08
  Hosur, Kovilpatti, Neyveli,(TN) Hakimpet,  Nagarjuna sagar(AP), Hospet, Hassan Gulbarga(Karnataka  
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DETAILS ON MAJOR INDUSTRIAL/TOURIST SPOTS SERVED BY ACTIVE AIRPORTS OF SOUTHERN REGION
(i)
BANGALORE AIRPORT
S.No.
Major Industrial/ Tourist Spots served by the Airport
Mode of Transport
Direction from Airport
Distance from Airport in Kms.
1 Nandi Hills Road North 60
2 Bannergatta National Park Road South West 30
3 Pearl Valley Road South West 50
4 Big Banyan Tree Road South West 30
5 Devanahalli (New airport site) Road/Rail North West 40
6 Mysore Road/Rail West 140
7 Brindavana Gardens Road West 150
8 Srirangapattna (Tippu's Fort) Road/Rail West 125
9 Hassan (Belur/Halebeed) Road/Rail West 180
10
Hampi (World Heritage Centre)
Road/Rail North West 325
11 Hogenakal Falls Road West 190
12
Jog Falls (Sringeri)
Road North 377
(ii)
CALICUT AIRPORT
S.No.
Major Industrial/ Tourist Spots served by the Airport
Mode of Transport
Direction from Airport
Distance from Airport in Kms.
1 Kappadu Beach Road North 55
2. Wayanad Road North East 100
3.
Guruvayur (Temple)
Road South West 115
(iii)
COIMBATORE AIRPORT
S.No.
Major Industrial/ Tourist Spots served by the Airport
Mode of Transport
Direction from Airport
Distance from Airport in Kms.
1
Maruthamalai Temple
Road West 24
2
Agricultural University
Road West 17
3
Forest College
Road North 15.5
4
Siruvani Water Falls
Road West 49
5 Pollachi Road/Rail South 50
6 Avanashi Road/Rail North 28
7
Tiruppur (Textile Centre)
Road/Rail North 38
8
Ooty (Nilgiris/Hill Resort)
Road/Rail North 90
9
Annamalai Wild Life Sanctuary
Road South 90
(iv)
HYDERABAD AIRPORT
S.No.
Major Industrial/ Tourist Spots served by the Airport
Mode of Transport
Direction from Airport
Distance from Airport in Kms.
1 Hi-Tech City Road South West 15
2
Golconda Fort
Road South West 12
3
Osmania University
Road South West 12
4 Nagarjunasagar Road South East 160
5
Srisailam (Temple)
Road South 250
6 Vijayawada Road/Rail South East 273
7 Warangal Road/Rail East 145
8 Rajahmundry Road/Rail East 410
9
Yadagirigutta (Picnic spot)
Road/Rail East 70
(v)
MANGALORE AIRPORT
S.No.
Major Industrial/ Tourist Spots served by the Airport
Mode of Transport
Direction from Airport
Distance from Airport in Kms.
1
Statue of Gommateshwar
Road North 55
2
Surathkal Beach
Road North West 20
3
Udipi Sri Krishna Temple
Road/Rail North 50
4 Kasargod Road/Rail South 75
5
Sringeri Sankaracharya Mutt
Road North East 120
6 Coorg Road South East 140
7 Jog Falls Road North 180
8
Badravati Iron&Steel Factory
Road North East 200
10 Karwar Port Road North 160
(vi)
MADURAI AIRPORT
S.No.
Major Industrial/ Tourist Spots served by the Airport
Mode of Transport
Direction from Airport
Distance from Airport in Kms.
1
Kodaikanal (Hill Resort)
Road North West 120
2
Thekkadi (Picnic Spot)
Road West 155
3
Suruli Water Falls
Road West 123
4
Rameswaram (Temple)
Road/Rail East 167
5 Kanyakumari Road/Rail South 242
6
Courtalam (Water falls)
Road South West 160
7
Palani (Temple)
Road North West 119
8
Tiruchendur (Temple)
Road/Rail South East 185
(vii)
TRICHY AIRPORT
S.No.
Major Industrial/ Tourist Spots served by the Airport
Mode of Transport
Direction from Airport
Distance from Airport in Kms.
1 Dalmiapuram Road/Rail North 55
2
Karur (Industrial town)
Road/Rail West 75
3 Thiruverambur Road East 15
4 Mathur Road South East 7
5
Sri Rangam (Temple)
Road North 5
6
Samayapuram (Temple)
Road North 20
7 Kallanai Road East 24
8 Gunaseelam Road North 24
9 Perambalur Road North 60
10 Gangaikondacholapuram Road/Rail North East 100
11 Pudukottai Road/Rail South 50
12 Thanjavur (Temple) Road/Rail East 60
(viii)
VISAKHAPATNAM AIRPORT
S.No.
Major Industrial/ Tourist Spots served by the Airport
Mode of Transport
Direction from Airport
Distance from Airport in Kms.
1
Vizag Steel Plant
Road South West 17
2
Vizag Port Trust
Road South 12
3
Araku Valley
Road North 120
4
Kailasha Giri (Temple)
Road North East 14
5
Shimachalam (Hill Temple)
Road North 10
   
3. Operations : Operations include Air Traffic Services like Air Traffic Control, provision of Communication, Navigation & Surveillance, rescue & fire fighting services, Calibration of Navigational Aids at airports and enroute & passenger facilitation at Airport Terminals.
  Details of Aircraft movements (Landing & Take off), Total No. of passengers handled and Cargo movements, during the last 5 years are tabulated in the Next Page.
3.1
TRAFFIC STATISTICS OF VARIOUS ACTIVE AIRPORTS OF SOUTHERN REGION.
http://www.aai.aero/traffic_news/traffic_news.jsp
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4. Flying Clubs
  While Flying Clubs produce potential pilots, AAI complements the same, by providing the required Air Traffic Services at subsidized charges. In Southern Regn., different Flying Clubs operate at Chennai, Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Hyderabad & Nadirgul airports. Necessary infrastructures are provided by AAI,as per guidelines issued by the Director General of Civil Aviation, from time to time. AAI also provides required services, to enhance the activities of National Cadet Corps, in training students, on Hang Glider/Microlite Flying.
4.1
Casual Operators
  Casual operators can also use any of the operational airports within the published operational hours. Should there be any need, to use these airports, beyond the declared watch hours, they may contact the concerned airport-in-charges or their Addl. General Managers at Regional Hqrs./Chennai, well in advance, for provision of watch.
   
5. Air Traffic Services
  Indian air space is divided into four Flight Information Regions (FIR) and air Traffic Services over the Chennai FIR with Chennai as Center and the airport management on ground at the airports, are the prime responsibilities of the RED. The Chennai FIR includes, terrestrial air space above 4 Southern States and the oceanic air space of southern part of Bay of Bengal and eastern part of Arabian Sea (West of West Coast of India) Co-ordination with the neighbouring FIRs of Srilanka, Kulalampur, Yangoon and nationally with Calcutta & Mumbai, are being made with efficient telecommunication links - both voice and data, for Air Traffic Control purposes. N-563, P574, N571, P762, N877 and M300 are some of RNP-10 air routes passing through Chennai FIRWith 4 radars of the state-of-art-technology Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radars, located at Chennai, Hyderabad, Mangalore & Trivandrum airports, most of the land area of the Southern /Region, have been brought under Radar coverage & Surveillance. VHF coverage also, generally matches to the Radar coverage. Automatic Dependent Surveillance/Controller to Pilot Data Link Communication (ADS/CPDLC), has been operationalised in May'2002 at Chennai Flight Information Center (FIC), These facilities equip Air Traffic controllers, a better tool for a more confident management of air traffic in the region. Air Traffic Services include Control Tower, Approach Control and Area Control Services. Whereas Control Tower and Approach Control Services are provided at all the terminal airports on designated frequencies, Area Control Services are provided at Hyderabad, Mangalore and Trivandrum airports, in addition to that of Chennai airport in the Southern Region of AAI. These Area Control Centres are equipped with Mono pulse Secondary Surveillance Radar(MSSR). Advisory Service is provided to all aircrafts flying beyond Radar coverage, by Chennai FIC. Air Traffic Services are provided by skilled employees who are rigorously trained in AAI's unique training college viz Civil Aviation Training College, Allahabad, U.P., using Radar and Tower simulators .
5.1
Search and Rescue
  Coordination Centres are also established at the four FIRs, including Chennai. Close liaison is maintained with agencies like Indian Coast Guard, Navy, Airforce and District Administration etc.,.Distress messages are received through SARSAT & COSPOS which are linked by Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) System with the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network, at Bangalore, for dissemination to the desired destination. Search & Rescue is the responsibility of the State (country), whilst, AAI does initiate the coordination with the agencies involved.
   
6. Communication, Navigation and Surveillance
6.1
Communication :
6.1.1
Point-to-point communication between airports is effected through Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network (AFTN), which is a Close User Group Data Network, using Automatic Message Switching System. This is a fully computerised switch, which is capable of handling formatted messages on Departures, Flight Plans of various flights from different airports without delay and expeditiously. Since the AFTN is a world-wide network, such messages can be exchanged with airports located throughout the globe.
6.1.2
Aeronautical Mobile Services (AMS) - AMS are provided to aircraft in flight by ground stations in designated VHF & HF frequencies. While, Air Traffic Controls and Radar Controls are provided in VHF frequencies, which have limited range, Chennai Radio & Trivandrum Radio provide AMS in HF range of frequencies. Chennai Radio and Trivandrum Radio provide this service. These two Radio stations form part of ICAO Network viz South East Asia 1B (SEA 1B), which operate on the same family of frequencies (4 to 5 in number), along with the Kualalumpur, Colombo and Male airport Radios of the neighbouring countries. Chennai Radio serves the Chennai FIC with ATC messages to/from all aircrafts flying in Chennai FIR beyond VHF coverage. East and West bound aircrafts flying on air routes B466, G465, B579, A330 etc., are catered by Chennai Radio. This service is provided by executives who are rigorously trained as per ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices, in AAI's Civil Aviation Training College at Allahabad, U.P.
6.1.3
Automatic Self Briefing System (ASBS), a single point computerized briefing system, is established at International NOTAM Office (NOF), Chennai. Inter alia, involving collation of NOTAM from other pre-defined National/International NOF and provides pre-flight information to the Pilots in a user friendly manner, as recommended by the Intenational Civil Aviation Organisation. Using this, the Pilots can get quick and comprehensive pre-flight information by interaction with the computer system himself
6.2
Navigation
  Navigation services for over flying and terminal air-traffic are provided as per the ICAO norms at different airports and stations. The services provide the direction and range information to the aircrafts through installation of various Navigational Aids such as Non-Directional radio Beacons (NDB), Doppler Very high frequency Omni Range (DVOR) and Distance Measuring Equipments (DME). Landing aids like Instrumental Landing Systems (ILS) a system consists Localizer, Glide Path, Markers, Locator Becons, DME etc., are installed at number of airports.  There are 16 NDB, 17 VOR/DVOR, 18 High power DMEs and 10 ILS   facilities installed at various airports in Southern region. The systems are installed by the dedicated specialized AAI installation unit and maintained by highly skilled AAI professionals.  Periodic Air Calibration is done by the Flight Inspection Unit to confirm the performance of these sophisticated systems as per the ICAO standards.
6.3
Surveillance
 

Radar surveillance is provided for  Chennai FIR   by placing radars  MSSR (Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar) and ASR (Airport Surveillance Radar) at the following places:

  1. Chennai              -ASR co-located MSSR  and MSSR under installation
  2. Trivandrum         -ASR co-located MSSR
  3. Hyderabad         -ASR co-located MSSR
  4. Bangalore           -ASR co-located MSSR (No Area Control)
  5. Mangalore          -En-Route MSSR

In order to have complete radar surveillance, AAI is installing MSSR at Bellary and Vizag.  It is planned to install ASR and MSSR at Cochin Airport (CIAL). These facilities will provide radar control services for Air Traffic Controllers. Radar services provide enhance air safety, airspace utilization, and reduce delay. Also provide monitoring traffic flow, radar vectoring to departure/arrival aircraft, separation etc.
Besides, ASMGCS (Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System) for surface surveillance has been installed. ADS/CPDLC installed is used for Oceanic Coverage.

   
7. Aviation Safety
  Safety wing, at the regional level, is headed by a JGM level officer. This is established mainly for an internal audit on Aviation Safety matters and to regularly co-ordinate with various internal wings to continuously monitor and implement the safety standards in all walks of airport operations in accordance with the ICAO and the CAR requirements. Documenting the standards, procedures (including SOPs), accountabilities and responsibilities of officials, the Safety Management System and its implementation program, soliciting and analyzing periodical data from the field stations, form an integral part of Aviation Safety functions in the region. Besides, the entire airport and the ATM/CNS projects are subject to Safety Assessments at different stages, as a part of the Change Management process requirement. The safety related issues and the incidents of the region are regularly studied in the periodical Regional Safety Committee meeting for suitable remedial measures. Aviation Safety Audits are conducted, as per the program directed by the Aviation Safety Directorate of Central Head Quarters. and remedial measures are immediately taken to rectify any short-coming.
   
8. Airport Fire Services
  Airport Fire Services are also provided at all the airports ensuring safety of passengers and the aircraft by AAI's professionally trained staff. The level of Fire Services provided at different airports are categorized, depending on Critical Aircraft. AAI has its own exclusive Fire Service Training College at Kolkatta. The Fire Staff are not only trained on fire fighting but also on administration of Preliminary First Aids. AAI uses Crash Fire Tenders of up-to-date technology of international standards. AAI, at airports, establishes close coordination for augmentation, in times of needs, with the City Fire Brigade, using hotlines. AAI has also added the latest equipments, such as Ambulifts, for sick Passengers & Emergency needs.
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9. Commercial activities and passenger facilitation:
 

Commercial activities at the vicinity of an airport contributes to a portion of AAI's revenue. Commercial contracts are awarded by calling of tenders appropriately, as per the guidelines of Commercial Manual of AAI. Some of the major commercial activities are Airport Restaurant/Snack Bars, TR (Travelers Requisites) Stalls Advertising, Car Parking, Airport Admission Ticketing, Pre-paid Taxi services/Car rental services, etc.

   
9.1
Passenger Facilitations
 

AAI is committed to ensure Customer Satisfaction through Passenger Facilitation. Even Commercial Activities in the vicinity of airports are mainly undertaken to facilitate not only air passengers, but also the visitors either accompanying the passengers or visiting the airport to receive them. AAI provides passenger facilitation services. Some of those are free of cost or on payment basis, as listed below. The following Passenger Facilities are available at the airports:

 

Free Services Available at Airports

 

Free Services Provided by AAI

 
  1. Passenger Feedback/Suggestion  Forms
  2. Passenger Baggage Trolleys
  3. Comfortable Seating Chairs
  4. Telephone in Security hold Area
  5. Child Care Rooms
  6. Medical Assistance
  7. Lost & Found items
  8. Smoking Rooms
  9. Toilets for Ladies, Gents and Physically Challenged Persons in Terminal Building.
  10. Drinking Water with disposable water glasses
  11. Ceremonial Lounges
  12. VIP Lounges
  13. CIP Lounges
  14. Meditation Room
  15. Air-conditioning
  16. Elevators
  17. Escalators
  18. Conveyors
  19. Passenger Boarding Bridges
  20. Car Calling System
  21. Flight Information Displays
  22. Closed Circuit TVs
  23. Entertainment TVs for Passengers/Visitors
  24. May I help You- Counter
  25. Public Address  System
  Free Services Provided by Other Agencies
 
  1. Medical Assistance
  2. Assistance to Physically Challenged Persons
  3. Police Assistance
  4. Tourist Information Counter
  5. Hotel Reservation Counter
  6. Executive Lounges
  7. Mobile Chargers
  8. Wi-Fi internet access
 

Paid Services Available at Airports

 

Paid Services Provided by AAI

 
  1. Retiring Rooms for Transit Passenger
  2. Car Parking
  3. Left Baggage Facility
  4. Toilets (Gents & Ladies) on city side
  5. Airport Entry Ticket
  6. Ambulift
 

Paid Services Provided by Other Agencies

 
  1. Car Parking
  2. Car Rental
  3. Pre-paid Taxi
  4. Restaurants
  5. Snack Bars
  6. Sweet Shops
  7. Tea/Coffee vending machine
  8. Book shops
  9. Post Office
  10. Chemist & Medical Shops
  11. Travelers Requisite Stalls
  12. Florists Stall
  13. Telephone booths with STD/ISD facilities
  14. Internet/Cyber cafe
  15. Men's Wear Shop
  16. Pearl Shop
  17. Duty Free Shops
  18. Handicraft Shops
  19. Bank/ATM
  20. Swagat Seva
  21. Toilets (Gents & Ladies) on city side
  22. Airport Entry Ticket
  23. Foreign Exchange
  24. Insurance Counter
  25. Baggage Wrapping
  26. Mobile Calling Cards
  27. Massage Chairs
   
10. Engineering Services
  The Construction, Modification & Maintenance of Passenger Terminals, Cargo Terminals, Development & Maintenance of Apron Infrastructure including Runways, Taxiways, Parking Bays etc. Provision, Operation & Maintenance of Airfield Lighting, Passenger Facilities and related amenities at Terminals including Baggage Handling,  Aerobridges.
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11. Air Cargo Facilities
  Initiatives have been taken, to establish Air Cargo facility at some of the airports in S/Regn., to tap the potential around the airport. Coimbatore, Calicut & Hyderabad (Perishable Cargo), have the facilities run by AAI. At Hyderabad, an MOU has been signed with APSTC (an Govt. of Andhra Pradesh undertaking), to operate and manage the Perishable Cargo complex. Whereas the cargo activities are handled by AAI at Coimbator Airport, the same is being done in association with Kerala State Govt. at Calicut Airport.
   
12. Aviation Security
  The airports in the Southern region have the following Airport Security Measures: CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) is gradually replacing the State Police and bringing out uniform standards of security. Fencings have been replaced by compound walls. Perimeter roads have been constructed for mobile patrolling. Perimeter lightings have been improved. CISF, have been introduced to seven airports of Southern region. Adequate training has been given to the CISF personnel, including public relations and courteous mannerisms, besides being sensitive to security considerations. X-Ray Baggage Inspection System (XBIS), with colour/ monochrome monitors are installed in various airports to check the registered baggages/hand baggages of passengers. Some of the cargo complexes are also having this facility .
  This XBIS machines have been installed and maintained by AAI and they are being operated by CISF. Apart from XBIS, Hand Held Metal Detectors (HHMD) and Door Frame Metal Detectors (DFMD) are also used for security frisking of air passengers.
   
13.

Human Resource Management (Hrm) Department

 

HRM Department of Southern Region is responsible for managing the Human Resources of Southern Region and taking care of all the service matters and welfare measures for the Human Resources. Presently Southern Region is having a workforce of 2700 approximately. The HRM Department at SR is headed by a General Manager(HR) comprising of a team of Senior Managers & Executives. Presently, Shri D. N. Shyam Prasad is the General Manager(HR).

  The main functions of the HRM Department of SR is as follows:







  1. Dealing with the service matters of officials of SR, such as Induction, Career Progression, Granting of Increment, Transfers/Posting, Disciplinary matters, Resignation, VRS & Retirement and other connected service matters.
  2. Recruitment for Group C & D  cadres.
  3. Implementing the CHQ Personnel Policies properly.
  4. Sanctioning various Allowances / Advances.
  5. Provision of Canteen Facility.
  6. Providing Medical Attendance.
  7. Provision of accommodation and other welfare measures.
  8. Maintaining good Industrial Relations.
  9. Upgrading the knowledge and motivation levels of officials by organising various Trainings / Workshops.
  10. Addressing the Grievances of Officials.
  The employees are trained through Regional Training Center at Chennai, which supplements to the efforts of Civil Aviation Training College, Allahabad and National Institute of Aviation Management And Research, New Delhi and also other sponsored Management Programmes, conducted by leading Management Institutes in India and abroad.
  In addition, CISF personnel have been brought on deputation, who are also on the pay rolls of AAI/SR, involved in security purposes, in selected airports.
  HRM Department at SR is having 07 Divisions which are headed by a Senior Manager / Manager level  Officers. The brief about the 07 divisions is as follows:
  EH Section It deals with the service matters of all the Engineering, Finance, Commercial, Land Management, Personnel, Official Language and Cargo cadres.
  EA Section It deals with the service matters of all ATC, Fire, MT, Equipment &Mechanic, Terminal Management and House Keeping.
  EC Section It deals with the service matters of all Communication, Electronics and Information Technology.
  GC Section It deals with the matters of all Advances viz Vehicle, House Building, Computer, Festival, Emergency & It also deals with the Flight Bookings, Accommodation for touring officials and Medical Attendance for all the existing / retired Human Resources of SR.
  PC Section

It deals with the Social security schemes viz Pension, Gratuity, Group Insurance, Group Personal Accident Insurance and Benevolent Fund.

  RED Stores

It deals with the Procurement of Stationery items for the Regional Headquarters and Maintaining the indent of the Stationery items. It also deals with the supply of Uniform to the Human Resources.

  Estate Section It deals with the AAI Residential Colony matters viz. Allotment of Quarters to officials, maintenance / upkeep of colony and providing security at colony. Staff Canteen work is also handled by this section.
   
14.

Industrial Relations at Southern Region

 

HRM Department interacts with various recognized Unions / Associations. At present, AAEU the recognized union for unionized employees. Other Associations are AAOA(I), ATC Guild (I), AAI Engineers Guild, ACOA, AAI SC/ST Welfare Association. HRM Department takes into confidence all the recognized Unions/Associations before taking policy / administrative decisions. The Industrial Relations at SR has been very cordial & peaceful and there had been hardly any instance of dispute / agitation.

   
15. Vigilance
 

AAI has established an exclusive Vigilance Department at the Corporate level, headed by Chief Vigilance Officer, commanding the status of Member of the Corporate HQRs. At RHQ level, vigilance functions are implemented by Vigilance Department headed by Jt. General Manager.
The Vigilance Department is committed to: Prevent occurrence of corruption and malpractices for streamlining the functioning in the organization; Promote and cultivate culture of honesty and ethical environment to ensure integrity at all levels to bring quality and excellence at work place; Carry out investigations in a transparent, impartial and objective manner based on facts; Assist in promptly disciplining the defaulters from vigilance angle; and Continually improve Quality Management System to facilitate accomplishing Corporate Mission and Vision.

Some of the Vigilance Directorate's role and functions are as under:
Preventive Role: In its preventive role, it carries out awareness campaigns wherein it creates sensitivity towards day-to-day matters having scope for malpractices and corruption. These campaigns include Vigilance Awareness Week which is an yearly event and Vigilance Awareness Programs like Workshops having lectures, seminars etc being conducted throughout the year at different locations to achieve the objective of zero tolerance to corruption.
Punitive Role: In its punitive role, it Assists the Disciplinary Authority in promptly disciplining the defaulters from vigilance angle by speedy processing the cases and monitoring various stages of disciplinary proceedings.
Surveillance and Detective Role: In its Surveillance and Detective role, it plans and enforces surprise and regular inspections and CTE type inspections to detect the systemic failure and existence of corruption or malpractices. It also scrutinizes the Internal Audit Reports and Annual Property Returns etc.
Vigilance Department be seen as innovative, positive, efficient & effective set up in instituting ethical work practices in the organization.

   
16. Social Welfare
  Civil Aviation Middle School is being run by Southern Region at Chennai for the past 20 years, recognized and aided by the State Government of Tamil Nadu . Medium of teaching in this school is local language, Tamil. This school, located in the AAI Residential Colony, with around 500 students, is popular in the locality satisfying social welfare of people around the area. Another School on CBSE pattern functions in precincts of Calicut airport.
  RED/SR, is the Chairman of Vidyalaya Management Committee of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Meenambakkam, which runs in the AAI's premises on lease basis. Kalyanamayee, a Social Welfare Organization of the Lady-employees and spouses of male-employees of AAI/SR, also runs Jack & Jill nursery school, at the level of Pre-KG, LKG and UKG. This school is also renowned in the local area, where children of not only AAI employees but also those of the public, study in English Medium. Kalyanmayee/SR also adopts villages near airports of SR and conducts Adult Literacy programmes.
  In addition to the above social welfare measures, staff welfare is also well-taken care of. There is Recreation Centre in the midst of the Residential Colony where indoor games/physical fitness activities goes. All male, female and children of AAI family actively and fully utilize the facilities available. An Indoor-Badminton-Court is also coming up very soon. Regional Sports Control Board also conducts tournaments amongst AAI employees, assisting AAI Sports Control Board, New Delhi.
   
17. Airline Operators
  Various Airline Operators operate at different active airports of Southern Region. The number of operators at any airport is subject to change.
 

Sl. No

Airport

No of Scheduled operators

Total

No of Non-Scheduled operators      

Total

  Intl           Dom   Intl   Dom
01 Chennai 33 19 52 23 34 57
02 Trivandrum 14 4 18 0 05 05
03 Bangalore 21 16 40 37 08 45
04 Hyderabad 14 10 24 0 07 07
05 Kochi 14 14 28 07 14 21
06 Calicut 10 05 15 01 05 06
07 Coimbatore 06 06 12 0 04 04
08 Madurai 0 04 04 0 08 08
09 Mangalore 01 03 04 0 03 03
10 Rajahmundry 0 02 02 0 0 09
11 Tirupati 0 03 03 1 20 20
12 Trichy 05 04 09 00 08 08
13 Tuticorin 0 01 01 0 02 02
14 Vizag 0 05 05 2 11 13
15 Agatti 0 02 02 0 02 02
16 Hubli 0 01 01 0 08 08
17 Mysore 0 01 01 0 05 05
 
18. Recent significant developments in Southern Region
18.1
Automatic Self Briefing System is established and operational in International NOTAM office, Chennai.
18.2
Foundation stone laid and work-in-progress for development of Visakhapatnam airport.
18.3
Computerised Flight Information Display system (FIDS) provided at major airports of Southern Region with a view to enhance passenger/customer facilitation.
18.4
Airport Information Management system (AIMS) commissioned at Hyderabad. This is a pioneer computer system, which provides up-to-date information on the airport and current flight details at Hyderabad airport to the user
 
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Last updated on : 22nd July 2014