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Airport integrators in demand.

Print Edition: February 24, 2008

Small and big airport projects mushrooming across the country would have one thing in common—an Airport Integrator. This CEO-level post requires the skills of planning and decision-making. Bigger players are looking for integrators with experience abroad.

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Who’s hiring: Infrastructure turnkey companies like L&T, GMR, Emaar

Who’re they hiring: MBAs and postgraduates who have worked with international airports for five-to-seven years

At what levels: Senior levels

At what salaries: Close to Rs 1 crore or more per annum for somebody who has worked as an Airport Integrator in any of the top five airports globally

What are the numbers like: With a flurry of activity happening around airport construction and modernisation, this profile is going to be very hot from this year. International airports and the smaller ones coming up across the country would need airport integrators

“With mega airport projects coming up across the country through the public private partnership model, (Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi) and more greenfield airports planned, airport integrators are in demand by the infrastructure turnkey companies who have acquired the rights to these airports,” says Rajesh Kumar, Deputy General Manager (Knowledge Management & Business Development Team), TMI Group.

Airport integrators are required to liaise with software product development companies to bring down turn around time for activities like landing, boarding among others.

Pallavi Srivastava

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