Past Projects

Sl No. Project Name Lead Indian Entity
1 Technical Management and Operational Development Training Hi-Tec DGCA
2 Aviation Safety Technical Assistance Phase – 1 Wicks Group DGCA
3 Total Airspace and Airport Modeler Boeing AAI
4 AAI Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCO) Capacity Assessment WCG AAI
5 Helicopter Aviation Safety Program Bell Helicopter DGCA
6 Technical Training for Aerospace Industry Hi-Tec DGCA
7 MODT Phase – II Hi-Tec DGCA
8 Airport Geographic Information System (AGIS) for Indian Airports Hi-Tec AAI

Technical Training for Aerospace Industry(2013)

– Hi-Tec TTP Course Booklet Download

– TTP Programme Execution Time Line dated Sept 26, 2011 Download

– TTP InviteDownload

– Nomination Form for ParticipationDownload

Note: Report submission is under process with DGCA.

Technical, Management, and Operational Development Training (TMODT) Program (2013)

In April 2008, the DGCA requested the FAA support a 10-year Human Resources Development project focusing on on-the-job training for inspectors in the following fields:

  • Airworthiness Control & Oversight
  • Aircraft & Components Certification
  • Accident Investigation & Prevention
  • Aerodrome Certification & Surveillance
  • Air Traffic Control Officer Licensing
  • AOC Administration, Flight Clearance Procedures
  • Cabin Safety & Surveillance

To ensure the DGCA participants receive a full and enriching experience, the proposal would provide for both government and industry experiences as well as classroom training as needed. The ACP proposes the DGCA provide one class of fourteen (14) participants three (3) times a year over a five (5) year period resulting in the training of 210 inspectors. Training would be provided at ACP member academies (FAA Academy; DOT Academy; University continuing education courses; ACP member training) with OJT provided at FAA /USG field facilities as well as ACP member facilities regulated/overseen by FAA.

Note: Report approval under process with DGCA.

AAI ATCO Capacity Assessment(2011)

This project is designed to conduct a systemic assessment of the Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCO) requirement in Airports Authority of India to determine future needs across multiple dimensions of ANSP service and also be compliant with international policies and practices.

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Helicopter Aviation Safety Technical Assistance (2010)

Helicopter Aviation Safety Technical Assistance

The project is based on discussions between Bell Helicopters and the DGCA in March 2008. Resulting from those meetings, the project would address the following:

    • Safety: The following training tasks will enhance safety knowledge and compliance, raising the level of safety regulatory/compliance awareness and thereby improving public perception of helicopter safety.
      a. Provide Safety Accident and Incident Investigation training, particular to helicopter operations, to government personnel (DGCA and Military). Bell also proposes to coordinate with a turbine engine manufacturer for concurrent presentation.b. Integrate DGCA India flight hour data into Safety database

    • Review current DGCA regulatory framework in specified areas.
      a. The present framework is a composite of ICAO, FAA, and EASA regulations. The review would provide streamlining recommendations to yield increased operational tempo which will increase demand for helicopter flights, products, and services.b. DGCA India presently has some 60 fixed-wing inspectors, but no dedicated helicopter trained inspectors – the proposed project would provide safety training for helicopter inspectors and standardized helicopter airport operations, training, and inspection standards.

      c. Examine potential commercial helicopter operation improvements around Delhi and Mumbai International airports, and other key helicopter operational areas. The study would be conducted with the cooperation and participation of DGCA counterparts representing all divisions and departments having responsibility for establishing and implementing various aspects of regulations and standards pertaining to civil commercial helicopter operations in India. Similar to the above, increased helicopter trade will result from improved helicopter operations at high density, high traffic airports like Delhi and Mumbai airports. Presently helicopters are handled the same as fixed wing aircraft regarding approaches and takeoffs, which is not the case at high traffic U.S. airports and causes increased system inefficiencies.

      d. Review and propose Emergency Medical Service (EMS) landing and take-off sites and flight routes, to include key, designated hospitals. India presently has no EMS infrastructure – the potential trade in this economic sector is significant, extending beyond helicopters into air ambulance equipment, EMS services, equipment, and infrastructure.

The specific objective of these studies is to safely increase the volume of helicopter operations in India through enhanced helicopter operations, more trained personnel, and establishment of non-existent services like EMS. This project will benefit India by providing real-world, executable helicopter operational solutions that help to alleviate some of India’s transportation infrastructure shortfalls.

ACP partner companies have completed a similar study with Republic of China in 1997.

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Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B)(2010)

One day seminar organized by Airports Authority of India (AAI) on 28th Jan 2010 and supported by ACP Member Companies. Forty numbers of participants from AAI, DGCA, airlines, and ACP members attended the seminar. Expert presentations were given by FAA, ITT, Boeing, Honeywell and AAI.

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Ground Based Augmentation Seminar (GBAS) (2010)

Half- day seminar organized by Airports Authority of India (AAI) on 29th Jan 2010 and supported by ACP Member Companies. Thirty five participants from AAI, DGCA, airlines, and ACP members attended the seminar. Expert presentations were given by FAA, Honeywell, Boeing, and AAI.

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Airport Regulatory and Financing Best Practices (2010)

A half day High-level Roundtable Discussion on “Airport Regulatory & Financing Best practices” was held on March 2, 2010, Marriott Courtyard, Hyderabad (A.P.), India, before commencement of India-Aviation 2010. The objective of this roundtable discussion was to bring together key stakeholders and experts from the United States and India to discuss airport regulatory and financing best practices to enhance the development of Indian airport infrastructure especially in a regional (non-metro) context.

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Air Traffic Management Training Program (ATMTP) (2009)

ATMTP is the first project under the ACP. It is four-phase project involving visits by Indian and US ATM professionals to the other’s countries to identify near and long-term opportunities for enhancing ATM operations. The ATMTP was mainly focused on the high-density air traffic operations between India’s two busiest airports, New Delhi & Mumbai and has been completed over the course of one year in four (4) phases, including:

      • An evaluation visit to India (February 08) to survey high density air traffic control operations and to develop plans for follow-on phases in cooperation with the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
      • Orientation visit to the U.S. (May 08) for mid- and high-level Government of India (GOI) personnel to present ATM concepts and demonstrate procedures/regulations/rules for high density operations;
      • An operational workshop in the U.S. (Summer 08) for senior GOI air traffic controllers on ATM training to implement procedures/regulations/rules for high density operations; and
      • An assessment visit to India to determine further support was concluded in March-09.

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Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) Seminar 20-21 Oct 2008

This Seminar, organized under ACP with coordination from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India, was held in India to share U.S. ATFM concepts and practices. The seminar highlighted key ATFM and collaborative decision making (CDM) initiatives and concepts of operation. The seminar included U.S. industry and regulator perspectives, including lessons learned from the U.S. ATFM system, and offered an opportunity for Indian aviation stakeholders to discuss these ATFM aspects in detail.

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