Airports Authority of India Current Affairs

AAI to set up Civil Aviation Research Organisation in Hyderabad

State-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) is going to set up state-of-the-art Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) at Hyderabad’s Begumpet Airport. Foundation stone of the centre was laid by Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu. For this project, AAI has earmarked Rs 1,200 crore which will be spent over 12 years for research and development (R&D).

Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO)

CARO will be spread over 27 acres and cater needs of growing needs air navigation services and airport and engineering research. It is expected to be built in three years. It will houses latest infrastructure and be equipped with simulators. Its focus will be on pursuing inter-disciplinary solutions to improve the civil aviation sector.

CARO will find indigenous solutions to meet the challenges posed by growing air traffic and for enhancing safety, capacity and efficiency of aircraft operations in the country. It will take up research work on four priority areas: increasing airport throughput with existing infrastructural limitations, airspace optimization, cost-effective infrastructure solutions for upcoming 56 airports under Region Connectivity Scheme (RCS) and integrating drones in civil airspace.


India’s civil aviation sector is growing at hectic pace of over 20% and this growth is expected to continue in same momentum in future. This will require significant improvement to existing infrastructure and creation of new infrastructure to keep pace with the progress. The new research centre is expected to play important role in developing solutions and addressing problems airports currently face.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018


India, Lao PDR sign civil aviation cooperation agreement

India and Lao PDR have signed civil aviation cooperation agreement for providing SkyRev360, a comprehensive e-data gathering, invoicing and collection system.

The agreement was signed between Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Lao Air Traffic Management, Department of Civil Aviation.


SkyRev360 is fully automated and comprehensive data gathering invoicing and collection service system. It has been developed by AAI in collaboration with International Air Transport Association (IATA) under the Government’s Make in India initiative. It helps to eliminate inaccuracies errors and delays for better revenue management with less manual processing. It was launched in February 2017 by AAI.

It helps airport operators world-wide in avoiding revenue leakages, reducing redundancies, disputes and easy integration with all external systems. It also helps in curtailing the debt collection period to the minimum.


Data gathering and processing module: It can ensure essential data of invoices latest and most complete.

Invoicing module: It maintains all account attributes and allows for extensive view of associated data, including aircraft specifications, flight movements, billing ledger records, etc.

Collection: Its all data collections are managed with IATA Enhancement & Financing Services (E&F) process, which offers efficiencies and automation to air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and airlines by settling through IATA Settlement Systems.

Airline queries: All queries and disputes related to billing and collection from your air operators are handled by IATA team.

Dashboard and reports: It continuously reports incidents, airspace usage, traffic volumes, economic values etc.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018