Bhubaneswar: Prasanna Pradhan took over as the new Director of the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) Bhubaneswar on Thursday succeeding PR Beuria.
In his new role as the Director of the Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar, Mr.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.
Before joining Bhubaneswar, Mr.Pradhan was part of the Corporate Headquarters team in Delhi as General Manager (Admin).
An Engineering Graduate, he 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 Indian Airports and Airspace.
The director has also contributed significantly for the expansion of the 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, he has also served at various airports like New Delhi, Guwahati and Khajuraho. Mr.Pradhan has also successfully completed the International Airport Professional (IAP) program, 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