The Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Sweden’s LFV Air Navigation Services (LUFTFARTSVERKET) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in aviation technology at the Corporate Headquarters of AAI in New Delhi, Delhi.
- The objective of this initiative is to support India’s efforts to build an efficient, secure, safe, and sustainable sector.
The MoU was signed by M. Suresh, Member (Air Navigation Services), AAI and Magnus Corell, Deputy Director General, LFV Sweden.
The event was attended by Sanjeev Kumar, Chairman, AAI; Ms. Malin Cederfeldt stberg, State Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure, Government of Sweden; H.E. Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India & H.E. Tanmaya Lal, Ambassador of India to Sweden. Business Sweden—the Swedish Trade and Invest council—also attended the event.
Significance of the MoU
i.The partnership unites two air navigation service providers—India and Sweden—who have a track record of developing and operationalizing the next generation of sustainable aviation technology —to explore innovative aviation solutions.
ii.This MoU will open the door for bilateral exchange of aviation expertise and technology between the two nations.
- It will enable Indian companies to expand faster utilising Swedish expertise and innovation.
- The companies can collaborate in areas of mutual interest under the terms of the MoU.
iii. A Joint Working Group will be established to prioritise interest areas and foster collaboration between the two countries.
iv.In addition to other ongoing engagements in the areas of sustainability, healthcare, innovation, energy, and infrastructure, this MoU will be essential in advancing government-to-government ties between Sweden and India in the aviation sector.
Prominent Elements of the MoU
Given the dire need for rapid development of next-generation smart airports and the need to establish sustainable transport systems, AAI and LFV Air Navigation Services agreed to the following elements of the MoU:
- Exchange of aviation knowledge and technical transfer program
- Promote close and friendly relations between the two agencies
- Aim to expand technical cooperation in airports
- Support the development of a safe, secure, sustainable, and efficient aviation sector
- Positive contributions in promoting bilateral and international trade
Areas of Cooperation & Plan Of action
AAI and LFV will collaborate on the following areas of cooperation:
- Air Traffic Management
- Air Traffic Control
- Remote Airport Management and Traffic Control
- Airspace Design and Planning
- Airport Design and Infrastructure
- Digitalized Airport and Aviation
- Capability and Training
- Sustainable Airports and Aviation
- Processes for pilots
- Processes for scale-up
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