• Turbulence in the air

    INDIAN Civil Aviation Ministry’s Vision-2020 documents are to be believed, the growth of aviation sector has potential to absorb up to US$ 120 billion of investment. The fleet size of commercial airlines sector is expected be approximately 1000 aircraft, whereas domestic passenger numbers could reach 150-180 million by 2020.

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  • India, US sign landmark agreement in aviation

    INDIA has invited US aviation business house to take advantage of the huge potential that India throws up in the sector and to invest in the burgeoning aviation sector up to US$ 130 billion over the next decade and half.
    Maintaining that India’s air passenger traffic would rise to 260 million by 2020, the Civil Aviation Secretary Dr.

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  • Gulf Air completes 40 years of India operations

    BAHRAIN’S national carrier Gulf Air in December marked its successful 40 years of service to India, reinforcing its longstanding relationship with the country. On the occasion, the airline also unveiled a series of commercial initiatives tailored to the Indian market.

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  • India needs to develop world-class aviation training facility

    THE Civil Aviation Sector is facing acute manpower shortage, especially in the technical cadre. As per estimates of the Sub-Group on Human Resource Development for the Civil Aviation Sector, India would need 5,400 pilots by the end of the 2012.

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  • India's quest to strengthen military transport aircraft base

    IAF is in the process of strengthening its inventory of transport aircraft with the upgradation of existing aircraft and induction of new ones 

    TRANSPORT aircraft are typically used to deliver troops, weapons, supplies and other military equipment to the IAF field of operations. The IAF currently operate different types of transport aircraft for different roles.

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  • Paris Air Show concluded on a positive note

    THE 49th International Paris Air Show concluded on a positive note by giving signs of recovery of aviation industry. The mother of all aviation shows had record number of exhibitors and visitors.

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  • MRO – Trends and Opportunities seminar held successfully

    Industry experts came under the same roof to discuss future of MRO in India  

    UNDER the aegis of Ministry of Civil Aviation, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Aeronautical Society of India and US-India Aviation Cooperation Program organized a Seminar on Main-tenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) – Trends and Opportunities on 9th July 2011 in New Delhi.

    The Indian MRO industry is relatively undeveloped, but is attracting opportunities for rapid expansion.

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  • Fly Sims Training Center launched in India

    The airline flight simulator training centre to train future pilots in India

    Sim-Industries B. V.

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  • Corporate Aviation in India – An emerging business opportunity

    India is one of the strongest markets for private jets with strong economic growth, expanding business interests and increasing number of billionaires. The private jets market in India constitutes 12 percent of the global market and is bigger than Asian markets in China and Japan.

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  • Reducing the risk of runway accidents

    Effective runway safety technology available today could significantly reduce the number of accidents says Pritam Bhavnani, President, Honeywell Aerospace, India

    AS airline accidents continue to dominate the news headlines across India, the rapid increase in on-the-ground aircraft related incidents is actually proving to be a far greater hazard than mid-air ones. According to recent Honeywell research, runway collisions, known as incursions, happen once a day around the world and runway excursions, whereby an aircraft overruns or veers off the runway, occur on average 29 times a year at a total cost of US$1 billion to the aviation industry in passenger injuries, aircraft inspections and repairs.

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