Planning has been an integral part of the AAI. Almost all departmental processes at airports have been undertaken in-house, be it airport feasibility studies, design of passenger terminals, cargo terminals, aircraft hangars, aircraft parking stand with fuel hydrant systems, runways, taxiways, airport lighting systems, electric supply arrangements, runway and taxiway lighting, approach lighting systems, air-conditioning arrangements, passenger information systems, baggage handling systems, car parking facilities etc.

38 Airport Architects, working in close coordination with Civil & Electrical & HVAC Engineers, airport operation experts, air traffic controllers etc. constitute the airport planning division. Airport master planning including land use plans, environmental aspects etc. constitute an integral part of airport planning processes.

The Airport Planning Department of the AAI utilizes in-house Computer Aided Design (CAD) concepts.

Corporate Planning & Management Services

The Corporate Planning & Management Services Department is primarily engaged in compilation of data/information on aircraft movements, International and Domestic passengers and Cargo transiting through our airports; organizing user satisfaction surveys; conducting normative surveys to evaluate passenger and cargo processing time and area required for designated terminal capacities to streamline systems for optimum infrastructure utilization; scanning developments in civil aviation sector, across the world to keep abreast with the latest trends in airport ground infrastructure utilization and management techniques.

The Department consists of Statisticians and Airport Management Executives with field representatives at major airports for on site compilation of correct information. Interaction with Airline Operators, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry & international bodies associated with Civil Aviation, other airport operating agencies etc. is maintained by the Department to keep abreast with the fast changing developments in the Civil Aviation infrastructure industry.