On August 25, 2022, at the AAI Office in Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi, India, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and LFV Air Navigation Services of Sweden (LUFTFARTSVERKET) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate partnerships that will foster the innovation of smart, sustainable aviation technology.
To explore innovative aviation solutions, the agreement brings together air navigation actors from Sweden and India, two countries with some of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets. Sweden has a track record of developing and deploying the next generation of sustainable aviation technology.
Both parties acknowledged in the Memorandum of Understanding the urgent need for swift development of next-generation smart airports and the requirement to create sustainable transportation systems.
The MoU further noted:
- Technical transfer and information exchange programmes in aviation
- Encourage cordial ties between the two organisations
- Attempt to increase technological collaboration at airports
- Encourage the creation of a secure, reliable, sustainable, and effective aviation sector
- Positive contributions in promoting bilateral and international trade
Innovating sustainably within the aviation sector is imperative. India and Sweden have the ambition, skills, and knowledge to be pivotal in the industry’s green transformation – shaping the future with collaboration to delivers smart airports and aviation technology that delivers economic growth and a greener futuresaid Jan Larsson, CEO, Business Sweden
This MoU will open the door for bilateral aviation knowledge and technology exchange between the two nations. Utilising Swedish innovation and knowledge would enable Indian businesses to grow faster. The companies may collaborate in areas of common interest under the auspices of the MoU.
A Joint Working Group will be set up to prioritise interest areas and promote cooperation between the two nations. In addition to other ongoing engagements in sustainability, healthcare, innovation, energy, and infrastructure, this MoU will be essential for advancing government-to-government ties between Sweden and India in the aviation industry.
We are looking forward to this addition to the already expansive India-Sweden collaboration, which already include sustainability, health, innovation, energy, and will now extend to civil aviation. I’m looking forward to seeing how the MoU can foster more opportunities for Sweden and India to explore climate-smart solutions within the aviation sectorsaid Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India
The government organisations of Sweden and India, respectively, AAI and LFV, will collaboratively work 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
- Digitalised airport and aviation
- Capability and training
- Sustainable airports and aviation
- Processes for pilots
- Processes for scale-up
India Sweden partnership is on the upswing. This MoU covers one more new ground and will facilitate technology collaborations to improve safety, sustainability and efficiency in the aviation sector. This is an important development also in the context of the booming regional air connectivity in Indiasaid Tanmaya Lal, Ambassador of India to Sweden
Mr. M. Suresh, Member (Air Navigation Services), AAI, and Mr. Magnus Corell, Deputy Director General, LFV Sweden, signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
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