AAI bags the top International IHS Janes ATC Award 2014 and achieves a hat- trick

Monday, March 3, 2014

AAI won the prestigious IHS JANES ATC AWARD 2014 Award for its collaborative program in establishing the Arabian Sea-Indian Ocean UPR Geographic Zone through ASIOACG  under the Service Provision category  in Madrid, Spain on 3rd march 2014,  adding to its Jane’s ATC  Award in 2012 and the  twin ATC Global Awards in 2013  & thereby completing a unique hat-trick.

The member Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) of the Arabian Sea Indian Ocean ATS Coordination Group (ASIOACG), working with the airline industry, have established a User Preferred Route (UPR) Geographic Zone leading to safety, efficiency and environmental benefits. The Arabian Sea-Indian Ocean UPR Geographic Zone was launched in October 2013 with trials in mid-2013  indicating a  potential annual CO 2 savings of 10,000 tonnes. ASIOACG comprises the ANSPs of Australia, India, Kenya, Madagascar, the Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

In addition, Airports Authority of India was also shortlisted for its nomination - Operational efficiency improvements in high-density airspace around Mumbai and Delhi along with Eurocontrol, Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) - Shared ATS System & Nav Canada - Windsor-Toronto-Montreal WTM project.