The Aeronautical Society of India was founded in 1948. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India inaugurated it on 27th December 1948 at Bangalore. Since inception, the society has played substantial role in nurturing and motivating the aerospace scientists and engineers of India in accomplishing tasks of national importance.
The objective of the Society is to promote the advancement and nation wide diffusion of the knowledge of aeronautical sciences and aircraft engineering among various streams including industry, academia and research laboratories. In reflection of the illustrious tradition, Dr S. Radhakrishnan, Smt. Indira Gandhi, Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, were the successive Patrons-in-Chief of the Society.
Over the years, the Society has grown into a major professional body in the field of aeronautics, aviation and aerospace. The Society has 15 Branches at all important centres of aviation in the country viz., Agra, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kochi, Mumbai, Nasik, New Delhi, Sunabeda, Thiruvananthapuram and Nagpur. The society also has an overseas branch at Washington, USA.
The Society’s activities include fraternization amongst professionals, promotion of aeronautical activities and policy and increased awareness of indigenous/ international information/ events through lectures, workshops and seminars on subjects of topical interest.
India is on threshold of gaining importance as a major destination for global aviation and aerospace industries. But these global opportunities are concurrently intertwined with multitudinous challenges. The AGM and the National Convention offer unified platform to the members of the society and other participants to deliberate on the challenges faced by the Indian Aerospace industry and the strategies of surmounting these challenges.