New Aviation policy: Here is all you need to know about it

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New Delhi, June 16: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for the Civil Aviation Policy. This is the first time since independence that an integrated Civil Aviation Policy has been brought out by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Aviation policy explained

Highlights

  • The new aviation policy aims to make India 3rd largest civil aviation market by 2022 from current 9th position
  • Domestic ticketing to grow from present 8 crore to 30 crore by 2022
  • Airports having scheduled commercial flights to increase from 77 in 2016 to 127 by 2019
  • Cargo volumes to increase by 4 times to 10 million tonnes by 2027
  • The policy enables Indians to fly at Rs.2,500 per hour under Regional Connectivity Scheme at unserved airports
  • Requirement of 5 years of domestic flying for starting international operations removed
  • Flexible and liberalized 'open skies' and 'code share' agreements
  • Incentives to MRO sector to develop as hub for South Asia
  • Ensuring availability of quality certified 3.3 lakh skilled personnel by 2025
  • Development of green-field airports and heliports
  • Enhancing ease of doing business through deregulation, simplified procedures and e-governance
  •  Promoting 'Make In India' in Civil Aviation Sector

Areas covered in the Policy:

  • Regional connectivity
  • Safety
  • Air Transport Operations
  • Route Dispersal Guidelines
  • 5/20 Requirement for International Operations
  • Bilateral traffic rights
  • Code-share agreements
  • Fiscal Support
  • Airports developed by State Govt, Private sector or in PPP mode
  • Airports Authority of India
  • Air Navigation Services
  • Aviation security, Immigration and Customs
  • Helicopters
  • Charters
  • Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
  • Ground handling
  • Air-cargo
  • Aeronautical 'Make in India'
  • Aviation education and skill development
  • Sustainable aviation
  • Miscellaneous
  • Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1968
  • Salient features of the Policy

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