Bhubaneawar, June 30: Prasanna Pradhan on Thursday took over as the new Director of the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here succeeding PR Beuria. Prior to this, Pradhan was part of the Corporate Headquarters team in Delhi as General Manager( Admin).
An Engineering Graduate, Pradhan has vast experience in the field of Air Traffic Management, Aviation Economics, ICAO standards and recommended practices. He has conceptualized and contributed in the development of Airport Information Management System all over 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 Ministry of Civil Aviation like the Naresh Chandra Committee, Ajay Prasad Committee and Ashok Chawla Committee. Apart from this, he 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 recognized by Airport Council International (ACI) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as having achieved highly rigorous standards for expertise in the field of airport management.
Better management, upgradation and development, provision of passenger facilities, management of other allied infrastructure and services at airport, including capacity enhancement of airside will be the prime focus area of the new Director.