Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Airports Authority of India releases national register of airports

New Delhi: With the growing aviation sector in the country, the database of airports in the country has become the most relevant.

Keeping this in mind, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Wednesday released a national register which tracks development works in all airports in the country.

The comprehensive database in the national register will help authorities in the swift handling of emergency situations at airports.

The national airport operator issued a statement saying, “The Airports Authority of India (AAI) which is managing 126 airports (including Civil Enclaves) have taken up the onerous task of preparing a comprehensive National Register containing details of all Civil Airports and Airstrips in the country and the work carried out is first of its kind.”

The national register 2017 would have details pertaining to country’s 288 airports and airstrips owned by state governments, private organisations and joint venture airports in addition to the airports owned or managed by AAI.

“The details and data will be valuable for the planning of development of airports especially under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). The details of 288 airports and airstrips could be of use for emergency landing, disaster management, defence and security-related activities.
27/09/17 New Indian Express


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