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A.K. Dutta takes over the charge as Member (ANS), Airport Authority of India

Oct 1st, 2015 11:00 am | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

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New Delhi, 1st October, 2015 – A K Dutta, has taken over the charge of Member (Air Navigation Services) on 1st October 2015 on the Board of Airports Authority of India. Prior to his appointment as Member (ANS), he has served in Airports Authority of India in various capacities, as Executive Director (Air Traffic Management), General Manager (Air Traffic Services), Senior Instructor in the Civil Aviation Training College (CATC), Air Traffic Controller in International ATC Centres and Aerodrome Incharge at major airports. In the span of three decades after being selected by UPSC as Aerodrome officer in 1985, he has gained wide experience in the field of Air Navigation Services, Airport operations and management.

He has been mainly responsible for implementation Programme of Air Traffic Flow Management, Management of Air Traffic Services, development of Aeronautical Survey and Cartography Cell. He has played a key role in the formation of the informal group of Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean (BOBASIO) States to ensure the harmonization among Asia Pacific States. He was also responsible for the establishment of Research and Development wing of Air Navigation Services. One of his main contributions has been in the formulation of Air Navigation Strategic Plan 2020 for India.

During his tenure at CATC Allahabad, was project coordinator for establishing the state-of-the-art surveillance simulator and delivered multiple ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) TRAINAIR courses in Air Traffic Management. He has organized international aviation conferences and meeting of ICAO in India and has participated actively in the ICAO APANPIRG (Asia Pacific Air Navigation Planning & Implementation Regional Workgroup).

He is currently serving as a member of India-EU Aviation Programme and is a focal point of AAI for CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization).

Prior to joining AAI, he has served in Indian Metrological Department (IMD) for 5 years.

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