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AISATS BLR initiates Skill Development Program for Rural Women

Justice C.G. Hungund inaugurates specialized skill development program by Air India SATS to empower rural women Bengaluru, 26th April, 2017: Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd. (AISATS), in association with Unnathi Protection of Human Rights Society, launched a three month flagship training program on skill development in the field of food processing to empower rural, unemployed women of Devanahalli, Bengaluru. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guests, Justice C.G. Hungund, Hon'ble Member of Karnataka State Human Rights Commission, Bengaluru and Mr. Hoa Kai Ee, Hon’ble Senior Vice President, AISATS BLR & IXE. Mr. Pillamunishyamppa, Hon’ble M.L.A., Devanahalli Constituency presided over the event along with other esteemed guests such as Mr. G.E. Narayana Gowda, Hon’ble District Youth Co-ordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangthan (NYKS), Mr. Narayana Swamy .D, Director of Canara Bank Rural Self Employment Training Institute, Chikkaballapur and Mr. G.V. Vishwanatha, Founder President, Unnathi Protection of Human Rights Society(R), Gudibande. Spanned over three months, Skill Upgradation Training Program (SUTP) is a comprehensive, specialized skill development workshop aimed at engaging fifty unemployed and underprivileged women in income generating activities for a sustainable livelihood, thus fostering socio-economic independence. The project, initiated by AISATS, will be executed by Unnathi Protection of Human Rights Society with the help of Nehru Yuva Kendra, Bangalore Rural District, Govt. of India. Nehru Yuva Kendra will also provide all the professional training and supervision required for skill development in food processing, preservation and marketing of fortified instant food mix, cereals, spices, pickles and milk products, and certificates of course completion. Mr. Mike Chew, CEO, AISATS said, “AISATS is committed towards making a meaningful contribution to our society and is proud to initiate a skill development program aimed at empowering women. We are thankful for the support that we have received from the Bengaluru community and we will continue to associate ourselves with such noble causes in the future.” As a socially responsible company, AISATS has ardently supported various social causes and has previously aided the repair and renovation of Government Pre University College (High School Division) at Vijayapura, Bengaluru. About Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd (AISATS) AISATS is a 50:50 joint venture between Air India Limited, and SATS Limited, a leading gateway services and food solutions provider in Asia. As part of the Indian Government's initiative to upgrade its airports to world-class facilities and attract more airlines to fly into India, AISATS was formed with the vision to provide world-class airport services in ground and cargo handling that exceed customers’ expectations. Since the start of its operations in 2008, AISATS has provided hassle-free and comprehensive solutions to its customer airlines in international airports at Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mangalore and Trivandrum. Currently employing over 11,600 staff, AISATS offers end-to-end ground handling services such as passenger and baggage handling, ramp handling, aircraft interior cleaning, load control and flight operations, and cargo handling services for general, perishable, transshipment, express courier and special cargo. Media Contact : Weber Shandwick


  • May 03,2017

AISATS COOLPORT, India’s 1st Integrated on-airport perishable cargo handling center, commences trial operations at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru

For Immediate Release India’s first integrated on-airport perishable cargo handling centre – AISATS COOLPORT commences Trial Operations Bengaluru, 01 October, 2016: Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd. (AISATS), India’s premier airport services company, commences trial operations of India’s first integrated on-airport perishable cargo handling centre, “AISATS COOLPORT”, at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) today. The state-of-the-art, 11,000 sq. meter facility will meet the ever-increasing demands and handling requirements of temperature-sensitive cargo and will further enhance the State of Karnataka’s status as the pharmaceutical and perishables hub of India. AISATS COOLPORT, with a handling capacity of 40,000 tons per annum, will cater to an extensive range of perishable commodities such as pharmaceutical products, fruits, vegetables, poultry, sea food and flowers. It is customized to offer the most comprehensive cold storage solutions with 17 dedicated cold rooms with adjustable temperatures ranging from – 25OC to + 25OC. Designed as a “One Stop Shop” to facilitate the Import and Export processes of the air cargo industry, the integrated facility will house a state-of-the-art Drug Controller lab as well as a Plant Quarantine Inspection & Certification office. It will be supplemented by a temperature controlled queue lanes for unitized shipments and Cool Trollies to ensure integrity of the cool chain from AISATS COOLPORT to the aircraft and vice versa. In recent years, Bengaluru has witnessed a steady increase in perishable cargo volume, with a CAGR of 15%. With this new facility, AISATS aims to be a key player in promoting an efficient, safe and secure cool chain handling for temperature sensitive products. Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Mike Chew, CEO, AISATS said, “The Indian economy is on a high trajectory of growth and requires upgraded infrastructure facilities in the logistics space to cater to the growing needs of the trade and the air cargo industry. Keeping in view the significance of Air Cargo to the economic growth of the country, we truly believe that this dedicated state-of-the-art facility will play a vital role in supporting better trade facilitation, and will further boost the exports & imports of temperature sensitive products. AISATS COOLPORT at Kempegowda International Airport aims to bolster the Government of Karnataka’s vision of turning the state into a preferred air cargo hub of South India.” “Today, I congratulate AISATS on the trial operations of the new integrated Perishable Handling Center at KIAB, a first for any airport in the country. As we move towards becoming the preferred cargo hub in southern India, it is imperative for such specialized facilities to cater to the burgeoning perishable cargo demand of this region. South India with its established presence in the global logistics network has the potential to create the necessary fillip towards the development of air cargo in India. As an airport that is strategically positioned at the heart of South India, we have the opportunity to take advantage of this momentum and be the single gateway for cargo traffic and shippers aspiring to reach this fast-growing region. We firmly believe new logistics that redefine the cargo business will propel us closer to our vision of being the Cargo Gateway to South India,” said Mr. Hari Marar, President, Airport Operations, BIAL AISATS COOLPORT is expected to be officially inaugurated by end of 2016. About Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt Ltd (AISATS) AISATS is a 50:50 joint venture between Air India Limited, and SATS Limited, a leading gateway services and food solutions provider in Asia. As part of the Indian Government's initiative to upgrade its airports to world-class facilities and attract more airlines to fly into India, AISATS was formed with the vision to provide world-class airport services in ground and cargo handling that exceed customers’ expectations. Since the start of its operations in 2008, AISATS has provided hassle-free and comprehensive solutions to its customer airlines in international airports at Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mangalore and Trivandrum. Currently employing over 7,000 staff, AISATS offers end-to-end ground handling services such as passenger and baggage handling, ramp handling, aircraft interior cleaning, load control and flight operations, and cargo handling services for general, perishable, transshipment, express courier and special cargo.


  • Oct 06,2016

AISATS wins the esteemed ‘Best Air Cargo Terminal Operator’ Award for the fifth consecutive yea

AISATS wins the esteemed ‘Best Air Cargo Terminal Operator’ Award for the fifth consecutive year Bangalore, March 30, 2016: Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd. (AISATS), India’s premier airport services company has been awarded the ‘Best Air Cargo Terminal Operator’ award for the fifth consecutive year by the Indian Chambers of Commerce at the ICC Supply Chain & Logistics Summit & Awards held at The Park in New Delhi. Mr. Ariffin Hussein, Assistant Vice President – Cargo Operations, AISATS BLR accepted the award on behalf of AISATS from Shri Sanjay Mitra, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Mr. Shiv Siddhant Kaul, President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce in the presence of honorable panelists, representing various facets of the industry.


  • Mar 31,2016