AAI, Lao PDR sign civil aviation cooperation agreement

ANI | Updated: Jan 27, 2018 14:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan.27 (ANI): Celebrating 25 years of the India-ASEAN relationship, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed a historic agreement with Lao Air Traffic Management, Department of Civil Aviation, Lao PDR, for providing SkyRev360, a comprehensive e-data gathering, invoicing and collection system.

SkyRev360 has been developed in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) under the Government of India's Make in India initiative.

The agreement was signed on January 19 by S. Suresh, Board Member (Finance), AAI and Somchit Vinitkeophavanh, General Director, Lao Air Traffic Management in the presence of Bounchanch Sinthavong, Minister of Public Works and Transport, Laos, Mr. Vanhpheng Chanthaphone, Director General Civil Aviation, Laos, Ravi Shankar Aisola, Ambassador of India in Laos, Manfred Blondeel, Director (E&F), IATA and other senior officials from International Air Transport Association, Lao Air Traffic management, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Laos and Airports Authority of India.

Speaking on the occasion, DGCA Laos said that Lao PDR is looking forward to working in close co-operation with the AAI in the near future.

Ambassador Aisola termed the contract signing as a historic moment in the relationship between India and Laos.

S Suresh emphasized that considering the 25 year-long India-ASEAN relationship, the signing of this agreement will usher in new era of friendship and co-operation between India and Laos. (ANI)

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