Hyderabad: The five day one of the Asia’s biggest shows on Civil Aviation concluded here in city at Begumpet on Sunday evening. The event which commenced first in 2008 grew so much so that President of India, Pranab Mukherjee thought it fit and appropriate for him to inaugurate the same.
The sixth edition of the show will be held in March 2018 from 14 to 18
The show was held with a view to stimulate the growth momentum of Indian Aviation Industry. The international Exhibition and Conference on Civil Aviation was jointly organized by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) to provide aviation and allied industries an opportunity to showcase their products/ services and deliberate upon the strategies to exploit the sector’s enormous potential. The event has also served a purpose in demonstrating and educating the public at large about the latest aerospace technology available globally.
Well over 5000 aviation and aerospace experts, some of whom include manufacturers, MRO service providers, airport operators, airlines, technology service providers, investors, financial institutions, market experts etc from across the world have participated in the event.The show has earned very good name for Hyderabad as the Aviation, Aerospace and MRO hub. The show has put Hyderabad on an aerospace and aviation map in the world
Several MoUs were signed during the show. Some of these include: Telangana Govt entered an MoU with Aero Campus Aquitaine of Bordeaux Metropole of France to set up India’s first Training Center for Skill Development in Aerospace industry. This MoU was signed to set up an academy to train people in MRO(Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul)and develop local aviation and aerospace talent. The Mou was signed on Saturday in the presence of Jupally Krishna Rao, Minister for Industries, Govt of Telangana between Arvind Kumar, Principle Secretary Industries, Govt of Telangana and Jerome Verschave of Aero Campus Aquitaine and Ms. Anna Raimat of Bordequx Metropole.
Deliberations held during the show firmly confirm and also highlighted by RN Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India that India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets and by 2020 passenger traffic at the Indian Airports is expected to increase to 450 million from 159.3 million in 2012-2013. Travel and tourism markets are forecasted to grow 44.14% and reach USD 270.5 billion by 2024.
In the words of Harshavardhan Neotia, President of FICCI, India is 9th aviation market in the world with a size of around USD 16 billion and is poised to be the 3rd largest by 2020.
Andrzej Adamczyk, Minister of Infrastructure & Construction, Poland; Dato’ Seri Liow Tiong Lai , Minister of Transport, Malaysia, Alexander Dobrindt, Federal Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Department IV D 2, Aviation, Germany; Susan Kurland, Assistant Secretary, USA; H .E. Jiří Koliba, Deputy Minister, Czech Republic (Ind. & Trade) were some of the foreign dignitaries visited the show.
Seven ambassadors of various countries like Dato Tomasz Łukaszuk, Ambassador, Poland; Dato Paduka Sidek Ali, High Commissioner, Brunei Darussalam; Dr. Ahmed Albanna, Ambassador, UAE; Hillan Hovorka, Anbassador, Czech Republic; Chee Wern Wye, Special Secretary, Malaysia; H.E Nadir Patel, High Commissioner, Canada have also visited the show.(NSS)