ON DECEMBER 27, 1948
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the First Prime Minister of independent
India becomes the First Chief Patron of the Society.
To promote the advancement and dissemination of knowledge
of Aeronautical and Aerospace Sciences / Technologies. To
strive for the elevation of Aeronautical and Aerospace profession.
Over the years, the Society has grown into a major professional
body in the field of aeronautics, aviation & aerospace.
The Society has 16 branches at all the important centers of
aviation in the counter viz. Agra, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chandigarh,
Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kochi, Mumbai, Nasik, Nagpur,
Pune, New Delhi, Sunabeda & Trivuvananthapuram. Society
also has Journal Division and CFD Division at Bangalore.
Its membership of more than 9,000/- is drawn from all major
Aeronautical establishments such as Hindustan Aeronautics
Ltd. D.G.C.A., Defence Research and Development Establishments,
Academic Institutions, Aeronautical Development Agency, Indian
Air Force, Indian Space Research Oganization, Vikram Sarabhai
Space Centre, National Airports Autority of India, Air India,
Indian Airlines, Jetways, Pawan Hans, Aero Industry in Private
Sector. Private Airlines, Defence Res. & Dev. Laboratory,
Army Aviation Corps. The Society also drives its strength
from financial support and active participation of its Corporate
Members. The society has 53 Corporate Members from both National
and International Sectors.
The Society is managed by a Council consisting of a President,
President Elect, Seven Vice Presidents, the Honorary Secretary
General, Honorary Treasurer and fifteen members, twelve of
whom are elected and the other three nominated to represent
special interests. The Council is elected every year at the
Annual General Meeting. The Council manages affairs of the
Society with specialist support from its nine committees namely;
Academics Committee, Awards Committee, Building Committee,
Editorial and Journal Committee, Grading Committee, Rules
Committee and Standing Committee. These specialist committees
give direction and plans activities of the Society.
For the year 2008, new Governing Council was elected at the
Society Annual General Meeting held on 01st Feb 2008 at Chennai.
Sh. V. Thulasidas, IAS, Chairman, Air India has been elected
as the President of the Society and Shri Ashok Baweja, Chairman,
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd as the President elect.
Earlier, the Governing Council had the proud privilege of
being guided by various luminaries in the profession, including
His Excellency Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam former President of
ACTIVITIES OF THE SOCIETY
- Fraternisation amongst professionals.
- Enrols individuals, Institutions & Industries are members.
- Conducts examinations in aeronautical engineering equivalent
to a degree from an Indian University.
- Publishes a Quarterly International Journal & monthly
- Encourages Indian authors to write books on aeronautical/aerospace
- Encourages young professionals to participate in International
- Confers Awards of Excellance.
- Conducts Annual Essay Competitions for Students/Scientists/Engineers.
- Provides a platform for Industry - R&D - Academic interaction.
- Participates with the Government in the formulation of policies,
procedures and guidelines.