The Airports Authority of India (AAI) was formed on 1st April 1995 by merging the International Airports Authority of India and the National Airports Authority with a view to accelerate the integrated development, expansion and modernization of the operational, terminal and cargo facilities at the airports in the country conforming to international standards.
Functions of AAI
The functions of AAI are as follows:
Design, Development, Operation and Maintenance of international and domestic airports and civil enclaves.
Control and Management of the Indian airspace extending beyond the territorial limits of the country, as accepted by ICAO.
Construction, Modification and Management of passenger terminals.
Development and Management of cargo terminals at international and domestic airports.
Provision of passenger facilities and information system at the passenger terminals at airports.
Expansion and strengthening of operation area, viz. Runways, Aprons, Taxiway etc.
Provision of visual aids.
Provision of Communication and Navigation aids, viz. ILS, DVOR, DME, Radar etc.