Highlights

The AAI launched Aviation Awareness Week from 23rd to 27th Nov 2020. The week is observed in all airports and also in locations managed by the Airport Authority of India (AAI).

Aviation awareness week is being celebrated to raise awareness on aviation safety. The AAI during the celebration will undertake employment engagement programs. The Aviation week celebrations stress on the fact that safety preventive measures should be adopted at every airport premises irrespective of traffic volume. This is being done as the wildlife or bird menace has increased around airports.

The Aviation awareness week celebrations will also stress on the long term objective of zero fatality by 2030 as envisaged by the ICAO. The objective was introduced under the Global aviation safety plan (GASP).

ICAO is International Civil Aviation organisation

Civil Aviation in India

According to Compound Annual Growth Rate Report, the number of passengers in the civil aviation sector were 158 million (15.8 crore) in 2016-17.  It has increased to 204 million (20.4 crore) in the year 2018-19. It includes both domestic and international passengers. The domestic travel has increased by 10 per cent in a decade ( from 2007 to 2017). On the flip side, International travel has increased by 8.07 per cent.

What is National Civil Aviation policy?

The National Civil Aviation policy 2016 aims to make flying affordable to every Indian citizen. The regional connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) being implemented under the policy aims to enhance air travel in the unconnected and underserved regions of the country.

International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

In 1947, ICAO was formed as a specialised agency of the United Nations. The International Civil Aviation Organisation is responsible to develop international air transport. The headquarters located in Quebec Canadian Province.

The International Civil Aviation Organisation defines the protocols for air accident investigation

The Star Alliance

In 1997, Star Alliance was established. It is considered as the first truly formed Global airline Alliance (GAA). It offers seamless service to the international Travellers. The members of the Star alliance are Air India, Brussels Airlines, Air Canada, App China, Asian Airlines, Air New Zealand, e-Singapore Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa Airline, etc. The passengers get the benefits of Alliance on travelling on any of the member Airlines.

Star Alliance provides smooth transfers across the Global air network along with rewards and recognition for frequent International Travellers. Aviation Awareness Week observed Aviation Awareness Week observed