The Ministry of Civil Aviation, and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), are jointly organizing India Aviation 2010, at the Old Airport, Begumpet, from 3rd to 7th March.
This expo offers a platform for international companies to discuss business co-operation opportunities in the aviation industry in this rapidly expanding and lucrative international aviation market.
The partner country for the event is France, and USA is the focus country. Nations such as Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands and Russia will be putting up their stalls at the event. Around 200 companies, including giants like Airbus, Boeing, Cessna, Bell and Bombardier, will display their products and services. This includes 115 overseas companies, while the rest are from India.
An air show will be held as part of the event. It will showcase the Antonov AN 148 passenger aircraft for the first time in India. Another 40 aircraft will be at the air show for static as well as flying display.
A number of Indian and overseas companies have already taken up more than 18 hospitality chalet for conducting meetings with customers. The event will also witness national and international speakers at the conference, which over 500 delegates from 10 countries are expected to attend. Minister for Civil Aviation Praful Patel will be handing over the big Boeing 777 to Air India and Indigo.
A brief about the display pavilions include:
Aircraft - Commercial Aircraft, Regional Aircraft, Business Aircraft, Cargo Aircraft, Helicopters, Gliders, Motor Gliders, Para Gliders, Balloons.
Aircraft Machinery & Equipment - Aero engines, accessories and components; Aircraft construction and engineering; Aircraft maintenance, overhaul & repair; Automatic flight control systems; Communication systems; Flight recorders; Flight simulators and trainers, etc.
Aircraft Interior - Design materials & systems; Cabin interiors; Design bureau; Textiles and accessories.
Airlines, Airline Services & Air Cargo - Aviation service agencies; Charter transportation organisation; Cargo transportation services; Transport logistics service agencies; Aircraft leasing companies; Aviation tourism, etc.
Skill Development - Flying schools & educational services; Flying crew & ground crew training institutes; Aviation engineering colleges.
Airport Infrastructure - Construction and design of airfields and airports; Communication, navigation and air traffic control equipment; Cargo and passenger terminals equipment; Air security & emergency systems; Airport & terminal engineering & construction companies, etc.
While the first 3 days of the event will be exclusively for business visitors, it will be thrown open to general public on the 6th and 7th of March. Please visit http://www.india-aviation.in/main.htm for further details.