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''.
Airport Construction
Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Department, consisting of Civil and Structural Engineers, undertakes structural design of passenger and cargo terminals, aircraft hangars, runways and other pavements, technical buildings for installation of airport ground aids etc. for AAI's in-house requirements and consultancy projects. To ensure timely completion of projects, without cost overrun, the department adopts its proven technique of deputing a Project In-charge for each of the projects undertaken, within the organization and on consultancy basis, with adequate delegated powers.

The department is facilitated by in-house soil and material testing laboratory and the R&D Unit which have rendered valuable work on engineering especially in utilization of locally available material, adoption of new techniques for pavement design and pavement evaluation etc. The safety aspects of aircraft operations like maintenance of friction level of runway and riding quality of runway surface are also ensured by the Civil Engineering Department.

The project management teams, under the Project In-charges carry out the bulk of activities including project monitoring, contract management and quality control. The department has proven track record in successfully completing major projects undertaken by AAI at international level, under difficult logistics and varying climatic conditions prevailing at project's sites and also during the construction of strategically important airports in India like the airport at 'Agatti' in the Lakshwadeep islands and the airport at Leh at 10,683 ft. AMSL. AAI has successfully completed the New Terminal Building Project at Jaipur, Udaipur, Srinagar, Dehradun, Cooch Behar, Gaya, Dibrugarh, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Pune, Calicut, Vizag, Trichy, and Mangalore. New Terminal Building projects are under construction at Varanasi, Lucknow, Barapani, Ranchi, Raipur, Madurai, Mysore, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Bhopal and Indore. A new greenfield airport at Pakyong, which became the only airport in the State of Sikkim, is coming up with latest terramesh/green terramesh technology where the height of cut/fill is up to 50 meter. Planning for new green field airports at Cheithu, Itanagar to handle ATR-72 type of aircraft with ILS facility is in progress.

A separate wing under the Civil Engineering Department normally looks after the day to day maintenance requirements of the civil engineering aspects of airport management and operations.

The Civil Engineering Department of AAI is not only capable but willing to accept any challenge in the field of airport civil engineering to add additional feathers in its cap.

Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering is consisting of a team of dedicated Electrical Engineers, having the wide range experience in various specialized E&M services for Airport Terminal Buildings & Airfield Lighting Works. The jobs includes designing, planning and execution of various Electrical & Mechanical works comprising indoor lighting schemes, external lighting works, central air-conditioning of terminal buildings, power supply schemes including standby power generating sets, fire fighting & fire alarm systems, Electro-Mechanical equipments like Elevators, Escalators, Travellators, Passenger Boarding Bridges, Elevated cargo transfer vehicle (ETV) & Cargo storage and re-trivial system etc. at various Airports. In addition they are also responsible for planning, designing and execution of ground lighting works comprising of Runway Lighting, Taxiway Lighting, Approach Lighting and other equipment connected with landing and navigation of the Aircrafts. The Engineering Department is also responsible for constructing and maintaining the buildings/structures in which communication and other electronic equipment, used for landing and navigation of Aircrafts, is housed. Internationally approved standards in the electrical installations are adhered to keep fully abreast with the ever changing techniques and needs of the Passengers and the Airlines.

The Department of Electrical Engineering maintains close interaction with the Department of Airport Planning, Civil Engineering, CNS (Planning), Airport Operations, Air Traffic Management etc. for an integrated approach to airport projects ensuring user friendly airport designs, safe aircraft operations and timely completion of works.

Last updated on : 18th November 2010