NEW DELHI, JANUARY 02 : Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Tuesday launched the new web portal developed for dissemination of aeronautical information to all airlines, airports and other users of Indian airspace today.Senior officials of AAI were also present during the occasion.

The web portal named as 'AIM-India' provides dynamically managed integrated aeronautical information package through the provision and exchange of quality assured aeronautical data in collaboration with stakeholders.

The portal can be reached using the link https://aim-india.aai.aeroor through the corporate website of AAI portal, www.aai.aero. The 'AIM-India' portal provides easy access to duly notified aeronautical data/information along with a link to the Aeronautical Information Circulars which are issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Aeronautical Information Service is a service established within the defined area of coverage responsible for the provision of aeronautical data and aeronautical information necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of air navigation. DGCA India, through Civil Aviation Requirements, has delegated the responsibility for the provision of Aeronautical Information Services to the Airports Authority of India.

As a contracting State of ICAO, the provision of Aeronautical Information Services in India shall be in conformity with the promulgated standards and recommended practices/procedures of ICAO. DGCA India has adopted these standards and recommended practices/procedures by promulgation of Civil Aviation Requirement Section-9, Series 'I', Part I applicable for provision of Aeronautical Information Services in India.

In India the Aeronautical Information Service (excluding publication of Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC)) is provided by Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the whole of Indian territory and adjoining oceanic airspace over Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea allocated to India by ICAO for the provision of Air Traffic Services. AIC are published by Director

General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India.

AIS Section of CHQ, RG Bhavan, New Delhi and NOF Centres located at Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai are responsible to receive/originate, collate or assemble, edit, format, publish/store and distribute aeronautical information/data in accordance with the laid down rules, regulations, procedures and guidelines.

The Aeronautical data and information is provided in the form of an integrated Aeronautical Information Package consisting of the following elements

1. Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) 2. Amendment service to the AIP (AIP AMDT) 3. Supplement to the AIP (AIP SUP) 4. NOTAM and Pre-Flight information bulletins (PIB) 5. Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC) 6. Check-lists, summaries and lists of valid NOTAM