M. Suresh has taken over the charge of Member (Air Navigation Services) at Airports Authority of India on September 2, 2021. Prior to this assignment, Suresh was holding the charge of post of Executive Director (Aviation Safety) at Corporate Headquarters of AAI and discharging the strategic function of ensuring safety in aerodrome operation and air navigations services and developing & maintaining a safety management policy of AAI.
Suresh is an Air Navigation Service technical expert and has vast experience in planning, provision, operation & maintenance of CNS facilities, airport system facilities & information technology facilities at airports in India. He has been instrumental in the implementation of NOCAS Version-2, the Building Height Clearance Software for the public, SKY REV 360, NIC CPPP Training Program, e-Office deployment and the implementation of the Biometric Access Control project in AAI and many such initiatives.
He has a rich experience of 25 years in AAI holding the posts of Airport Director for Madurai, Jammu and Goa Airport. He also held the posts of General Manager (Airport Licensing) and General Manager (IT) at CHQ. During this assignment, he was responsible for licensing of new airports and renewal of license of existing operational airports as well ushering the development and usage of IT platforms in AAI.
He also worked as Regional Executive Director (North East Region) and was responsible for planning, design of modern state-of-the-art environment-friendly airport terminals and airside infrastructure like runways, apron and their financial evaluation, regulatory clearances, tendering & award processes, etc.
Suresh is an Engineering Graduate in Electronics and Communication with a Master of Business Administration (HR). He also holds an International Airport Professional – IAP degree accorded by Airports Council International and International Civil Aviation Organization.