In Pics: President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates India Aviation 2016

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President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the fifth edition of 'India Aviation 2016' in Hyderabad today. The five day event is being held at the Begumpet Airport. President witnessed the aerobatic display as part of the event.

The event is organised by Ministry of Civil Aviation along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).



More than 200 major participants from 25 countries are taking part in the India Aviation 2016 show. The partner countries for this year's expo are the US and Canada.

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  1. Developing India as a hub for aerospace manufacturing and MRO services by nurturing next generation of aerospace workers
  2. Undertaking regulatory policies and measures for creating a win-win situation for stakeholders
  3. Highlighting major technologies for promoting indigenisation of aerospace manufacturing
  4. Encouraging new forms of public‐private partnership tailored to air connectivity needs
  5. Showing up innovative financial techniques and methodologies to meet the growing financing needs
  6. Addressing issues relating to air cargo industry enabling them to reach their full potential

One day conference:

'Indian Civil Aviation Sector: Potential As Global Manufacturing and MRO Hub' is the theme of this year's conference where numerous experts will share their views and opinions.


The event was attended by E S Lakshmi Narsimhan, Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister of Telangana KCR, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandra Babu Naidu and Union Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati. Seven countries are at least expected to send their ambassadors to participate in the event.


Aviation giants taking part in the show:

Major aviation giants like Boeing, Airbus, Textron, Embraer, Gulfstream, Dassault, Agusta Westland, Bell Helicopters and Russian Helicopters are taking part in the show.
Well-known engine manufacturers like CFM, UTC, GE Aviation, Rolls Royce and Pratt and Whitney will showcase their products and expertise.

Supporters of the show:

A press release from the organisers mentions that the event is supported by Air India, Airports Authority of India, Director General Civil Aviation, Pawan Hans, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, Fornborough International, SP Guide Publications, Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries and Business Aircraft Operators Association.

Aircrafts from different Airlines parked at Static display on the eve of the India Aviation 2016 at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad on Tuesday.


The highlight of the five-day programme will be an aerobatic flying display. FICCI has got pilot Mark Jefferies and his team to put up aerobatics show twice a day on all the five days to pull more and more crowd. FICCI stated that, "This time, Mark's team of four pilots and planes will be flying. It promises to be more interesting than previous years when only two aircraft were used for performances".

Ministry of Civil Aviation, Secretary says:

R.N Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India said that, "India Aviation series of event is Government's distinctive initiative to encourage private sector participation in aerospace industry and to encourage manufacturing and MRO in civil aviation sector in India. This would also give impetus to MAKE IN INDIA POLICY of the government. India Aviation is the largest event in this part of the world on Civil/ Business Aviation sectors jointly organised by Ministry of Civil Aviation along with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)."

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