India Air Show 2012 commences at Hyderabad

March 14, 2012 09:30
India Air Show 2012 commences at Hyderabad

Annual air show 2012 at Hyderabad is devoid of any acrobatics owing to the 2010 disaster. The main motto of the show is to enhance the presence of the domestic airline sector.

India Aviation 2012, an Air-show is scheduled from today at the Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Marking the centenary celebrations of civil aviation in India, the tri state even is a five day ordeal. Andhra Pradesh would be the host state, Maharashtra the partner state and Karnataka the focus state at the event. The show would be open for Business visitors for the first three days and for general public the next two days (17th and 18th). The event is to be inaugurated by Union civil aviation minister Ajit Singh in the presence of chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. The Union Minister will release a postal stamp and a coffee-table book on civil aviation too. This is the third addition of the event in the country.

"The primary objective of the event is to attract investments in the aerospace sectors in the country in general and AP in particular," FICCI regional director (trade fairs) Vivek Kodikal said. “While India is the host, UK will be the partner country, France the focus country and the US "guest country", he said. This year’s edition shall miss the beleaguered luxury liner Kingfisher.

The event would foresee the participation of 22 aircrafts on display. Nearly 21 airline companies from across the globe take part in the event.  The hot buzz at the event would be the debut touchdown of the Boeing's 'Dreamliner' 787-8 aircraft. `This would be the cynosure of all eyes when it touches down in India for the first time for India Aviation 2012 expo’ say experts. The other important display would be the corporate jet version of Airbus’s A318 airliner, the ACJ318. Sukhoi's Superjet 100 aircraft and Embraer's business jets Phenom 300 and 100 would be the other attractions. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will showcase its light utility helicopter (LUH) that is currently in the development stage.

No acrobatics says firmly the ministry of civil aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), who are the organizers of the event.  This is in view of an Indian Navy plane crash in the 2010 edition.  Two Navy pilots died and two people were injured when their plane crashed during the inaugural event in 2010. (With inputs from internet- AarKay)

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