INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA(AAI)
2nd FEBRUARY, 2018
IEEE Student Chapter, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurugram organized a one-day visit to Airport Authority of India (AAI), New Delhi on 2nd February, 2018. Thirty Five students of B.Tech first year ECE and EEE branch along with program coordinator, Dr. Sangeeta Singla visited the company.
AAI was responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure both on the ground and air space in the country. The main functions of AAI includes construction, modification & management of passenger terminals, development & maintenance of apron infrastructure including runways, parallel taxiways, apron etc., Provision of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance which includes provision of DVOR / DME, ILS, ATC radars, visual aids etc., provision of air traffic services, provision of passenger facilities and related amenities at its terminals thereby ensuring safe and secure operations of aircraft, passenger and cargo in the country.
The Dronacharyans were welcomed by Mr. Satyajeet Janghu, who informed them about the sensitiveness of the area. Then the students were divided into two groups and were sent to three different sections: Radar station, CNS (communication navigation surveillance), and Automation unit, where they were explained the management and control of airplanes both on-field and in-air by the ATC personnel. The students were excited to see live monitoring and broadcasting of the signals in connection to the airplane movement control.
Next Mr. Ravi Kumar explained the technicalities involved in each department and the various problems they encounter and resolve. The students got a chance to understand the following terms in depth both theoretically and practically: - HF, VHF, Radar AM Antenna.
The students had all their doubts answered regarding aircraft navigation and communications as it was a very interactive session with an informative ambience.
The visit gave student a good exposure of how AAI Design, Develop, Operate and Maintain the international and domestic airports and civil enclaves and how it provides communication and navigation aids.