Aeronautical Society of India – Mumbai Chapter

To promote the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of Aeronautical and Aerospace Sciences and Technologies. To strive for the elevation of Aeronautical and Aerospace profession.

Over the years, the Society has grown into a major professional body in the field of aeronautics, aviation & aerospace. The Society has 16 branches at all the important centers of aviation in the country viz. Agra, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kochi, Mumbai, Nasik, Nagpur, Pune, New Delhi, Sunabeda & Trivuvananthapuram. The Society also has a Journal Division and CFD Division at Bangalore.

Its membership of more than 9,000 is drawn from all major Aeronautical establishments such as Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. D.G.C.A., Defence Research and Development Establishments, Academic Institutions, Aeronautical Development Agency, Indian Air Force, Indian Space Research Oganization, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, National Airports Autority of India, Air India, Indian Airlines, Jetways, Pawan Hans, Aero Industry in Private Sector. Private Airlines, Defence Res. & Dev. Laboratory and Army Aviation Corps. The Society also drives its strength from financial support and active participation of its Corporate Members. The Society has 53 Corporate Members from both National and International Sectors.


The Society is managed by a Council consisting of a President, President Elect, Seven Vice Presidents, the Honorary Secretary General, Honorary Treasurer and fifteen members, twelve of whom are elected and the other three nominated to represent special interests. The Council is elected every year at the Annual General Meeting. The Council manages affairs of the Society with specialist support from its nine committees namely; Academics Committee, Awards Committee, Building Committee, Editorial and Journal Committee, Grading Committee, Rules Committee and Standing Committee. These specialist committees give direction and plans activities of the Society.

Earlier, the Governing Council had the proud privilege of being guided by various luminaries in the profession, including His Excellency Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam former President of India.

The Mumbai Chapter of the AESI was established at the inception of the society in 1948, with the objective of garnering support and membership of local aeronautical defence institutions and research organisations. We strongly encourage events and activities with the aim of bringing together participants from the aeronautical community and promoting research goals.