About Us

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Our vision is to revolutionize the aviation sector by providing green taxiing solutions that leads to a carbon free environment and promotes the future growth of the aviation industry.


Our mission is to enhance operational efficiency of airports and airlines by incorporating the latest, safest, and most environment-friendly technologies.

KSU Aviation Private Limited & Çelebi India

At KSU Aviation, our main focus on providing technical solutions to airlines and airports. We provide consultancy to business on green aviation solutions. With our focus currently on providing taxiing solutions with the help of the latest patented technologies, we aim to research and develop, safer and green technologies for airlines and airports. As a trusted partner, we have formed a Strategic Alliance with ​Çelebi ​India, strengthening our expertise to offer comprehensive and sustainable growth solutions for the Indian aviation market.

With over 65 years of experience, Çelebi Aviation operates in multiple countries and stations across three continents, delivering top-notch ground handling services in India. Committed to customer satisfaction and sustainable growth, Çelebi has strategically partnered with KSU Aviation to transform ground handling practices and support India’s goal of carbon-neutral airports. As a responsible organization, Çelebi works closely with ground-handling equipment suppliers, manufacturers and also undertakes joint research and development projects to innovate the best possible solutions. This same drive led to the collaboration with KSU Aviation, enabling Çelebi to offer cutting-edge solutions in the rapidly growing Indian aviation industry.


 Aircraft taxiing at airports consume large amounts of fuel, emit tons of CO2, and create excessive noise. The aviation industry demands alternative means to tow airplanes from gate to take-off with engines stopped (dispatch towing).  The TaxiBot is a semi-robotic, pilot-controlled towing tractor. The vehicle tows the aircraft close to the take off point – without running engines. This process will be steered by the pilot.

Dr. Ashwani Khanna

Founder & Managing director

He is a subject matter expert with almost 30 years of experience in Aviation including managerial positions at Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines before serving Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) as Vice President for almost a decade. By Qualification Dr. Khanna is a Aeronautical Engineer specializes in Propulsion Stream, also holds a Doctorate Degree in Aviation Management. On Board with various International Civil Aviation Bodies aimed towards promoting and collbarating in the field of Sustainable Aviation.

Mr. Dave William Dorner

Group CEO, Çelebi Aviation & Director - KSU

Group CEO of Çelebi Aviation Holding and an Operating Partner of Actera Group. He has been with Çelebi Aviation since 2016 and has past extensive experience as the Regional Head of Live Nation Entertainment, CEO of Biletix, and a 10-year tenure at Monitor Group. With a BA in Finance and Economics from the University of British Columbia, he brings abundant knowledge to this role.

Mr. Murali Ramachandran

CEO, Çelebi Aviation India & DIRECTOR - KSU

An extremely experienced service industry professional with over 30 years of experience in Hospitality and Aviation, including managerial positions at Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines. He has been working with Çelebi Aviation since 2014 and is currently serving as the CEO of Çelebi Aviation in India, the country’s largest private ground handling and aviation logistics company

Ms. Zeynep Candan Çetiner

Legal Head, Çelebi Aviation & Director - KSU

An experienced and seasoned legal senior counsellor with a license from Ankara University, Faculty of Law. She has showcased proficiency in the banking sector as a legal senior counsellor at Vakıfbank from 1989 to 2006. She joined Çelebi Aviation Holding in 2006 and is currently serving the role of Legal Advisor with her expertise and knowledge.

Ms. Zaheda Khanna


A trailblazing female leader in the aviation industry. With AS 9100 and ISO 14064 certifications, she spearheads operational excellence, providing unparalleled support to our company. Her expertise in aviation quality management and greenhouse gas emissions auditing drives our commitment to exceptional standards and environmental sustainability.

Mr. Shailender Chaudhary

Legal Head, Çelebi Aviation India & Director - KSU

Head of Legal at Çelebi Aviation India since 2017 and an experienced legal professional with 25 years of experience in managing legal responsibilities. He holds a PG Diploma in Law and Ethics and an LLB from Dr. B.R.A. University Agra. İn his past experiences, he has worked as Legal Head for Compass Group and as GM Legal & Compliance for Max Healthcare Institute Ltd.