The Paris Air Show is here again and the world’s oldest air show, dating back to over 100 years, puts the focus back on the state of aviation industry across the world. As in the past, we take advantage of this occasion to put the spotlight on the recent developments in Indian aviation and also look at the challenges, current and future, that it faces. In the rather short span of two years, a lot has changed in India, in the skies and on the ground. In this issue we get you one-to-one interaction with the Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Air India Chairman & Managing Director Ashwini Lohani, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju and many others. Read about several other issues in this aviation special.
India is perhaps the only major country that holds two separate air shows dedicated to military and civil aviation. It is time to merge the two. It is well known that the two premier air shows of the world are the Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom (UK) and The International Paris Air … Continue reading Need for Consolidation →
There has been a visible increase in defence exports from India. With the Ministry of Defence (MoD) managing its exchanges better and setting new grounds for governance of end-users, India’s standing in defence on the global front seems to be getting stronger, but challenges remain. The current Government of India (GoI), which is now in … Continue reading Indian Exports in Defence →
The concept of green airports is not just a hyped new fad. It is a must-have. Realising this, the stakeholders have made sustainability their focal point, even as India is engaged in building new airports and reinvigorating old ones. Air transport plays a significant role in the globalised world flying millions of passengers and delivering … Continue reading Green Initiatives →
The aviation industry in India, that aims to become the largest in the world by 2030, has found a boost in global players. India is the ninth largest civil aviation market in the world and is poised to become the third largest aviation market by 2020. The country’s aviation industry has seen a boost from … Continue reading India’s Foreign Collaborations →
Moving from the ninth position to the third in air traffic domestically and fourth internationally, is a giant stride and if we can sustain it and take it forward, then I think we have a bright future, says Raju. The union civil aviation minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, discusses with Biz@India regarding the progress the Indian … Continue reading Ashok Gajapathi Raju Union Civil Aviation Minister, →