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365Telugu.com online news,HYDERABAD, 18 January, 2024: Asia’s largest event on civil aviation (Commercial, General and Business Aviation), the four-day ‘Wings India 2024’, kickstarted today at Begumpet Airport by Mr Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation & Steel, GoI.

Wings India 2024 is organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, GoI along with the Airports Authority of India and FICCI on the theme ‘About Wings India 2024: Laying the Groundwork for Indian Civil Aviation by 2047 in Amrit Kamal: Linking India to the World’.

Mr Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, GoI emphasized that over the last 75 years since Independence, from Amrit Kaal to moving towards Shatabdi Kaal, India has traversed a long distance, with new records, faster development, and a rise in the international landscape.

To enable last-mile connectivity, under UDAN 5.3, five new regional airlines, air taxis, etc. have been set up. The democratization of the Indian civil aviation sector was a result of the Sankalp of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

While emphasizing the 3 As of accessibility, availability, and affordability, he added, “These 3 As characterize India’s civil aviation perspective to the world,” he added.

Mr Scindia further added that India is expected to grow to 300 million domestic passengers by 2030 and would still be one of the most unpenetrated markets in the top 20 world markets.

He stated that India is on the path of becoming the drone hub of the world and 10,000 women drone pilots would be covered under the government-sponsored scheme. “India has become a shining star in the aviation landscape.

India is the 7th largest civil aviation market in the world and if we consider both the domestic and international passengers, we stand as the 5th largest,” he added.

Gen (Dr) VK Singh (Retd.), Minister of State, Ministry of Civil Aviation & Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways, Government of India emphasized that civil aviation is a lucrative sector all over the world, contributing to both the national and global GDP.

Mr Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, Minister of Roads & Buildings and Cinematography, Government of Telangana, said that Hyderabad has become a hub for wings and global civil aviation.

“Telangana is the fastest growing state in civil aviation with a thrust on aviation and aerospace,” he added. Mr Reddy also highlighted that the state government was focusing on setting up a helipad in each district and Heli-tourism in Hyderabad and Vemulawada.

Mr Asangba Chuba Ao, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India said that India was not just about planes and runways but is setting the tone for civil aviation with an international significance including major deals and substantive growth.

Mr Remi Maillard, Chairman FICCI Civil Aviation Committee and President & Managing Director, of Airbus (India & South Asia) shared industry insights and the more recent groundbreaking technological developments.

He stated that the Paris Airshow held last year was an Indian air show with record air deliveries to India.

7 key announcements/ inauguration during the inaugural session included:

  • The Knowledge paper on civil aviation by FICCI-KPMG
  • Launch of new UDAN 5.3 scheme
  • The launch of the Airbus-Air India Training Centre, with the purchase of more airplanes and the setting of a flight training center in Gurugram with 10 flight simulators and 10,000 pilots being trained in the coming years
  • Airbus manufacturing contracts with TATA ASL and Mahindra Aerospace Structures Pvt. Ltd. to foster more pilots.
  • GMR and IndiGo also signed a consortium to collaborate with multiple patterns in developing sustainable training in the aerospace industry
  • Virtual inauguration of GMR School of Aviation
  • Deal announcement of Alaska Air with a triple order of 200 aircrafts in a period of 17 months