Prasanna Pradhan today took over as the new Airport Director of the Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar succeeding PR Beuria.
Before joining Bhubaneswar, Pradhan was part of the Corporate Headquarters team in Delhi as General Manger (Admin). An Engineering Graduate, Pradhan 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. 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 recognised 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.
In his new role as the Airport Director of the Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar, 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.