Prasanna Pradhan assumes charge as Director of Biju Patnaik International Airport

Bhubaneswar: Prasanna Pradhan today took charge as the new Airport Director of the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), Bhubaneswar. Pradhan succeeds PR Beuria as BPIA Director.

Before joining Bhubaneswar, Pradhan was part of the Corporate Headquarters team in Delhi as General Manger (Admin).

An Engineering Graduate, Pradhan has vast experience in the field of Air Traffic Management, Aviation Economics, ICAO standards and recommended practices. He has conceptualised and contributed in the development of Airport Information Management System all over the Indian airports and airspace.

He has contributed significantly for the expansion of aviation road map in India by being part of various committees made by the Ministry of Civil Aviation like the Naresh Chandra Committee, Ajay Prasad committee and Ashok Chawla Committee. Apart from this, Pradhan has also served at various airports like New Delhi, Guwahati and Khajuraho.

Pradhan has also successfully completed International Airport Professional (IAP) programme, a designation whose holders are recognised by the Airport Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as having achieved highly rigorous standards for expertise in the field of airport management.

In his new role as the Airport Director of the Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar, Pradhan is tasked with the responsibility of management, upgradation and development of the airport. He is also entrusted with the provision of passenger facilities at this airport and the management of other allied infrastructure and services including development of airside.

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