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Telangana is the fastest growing state in civil aviation with a thrust on aviation and aerospace said Mr Komatireddy Venkat Reddy,Minister Roads & Buildings and Cinematography, Government of Telangana

HYDERABAD, 18 January 2024: Mr Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, Minister of Roads & Buildings and Cinematography, Government of Telangana, said that Hyderabad has become a hub for wings and global civil aviation. “Telangana is the fastest growing state in civil aviation with a thrust on aviation and aerospace,” he added. Mr Reddy also highlighted that the state government was focusing on setting up a helipad in each district and Heli-tourism in Hyderabad and Vemulawada. Asia’s largest event on civil aviation (Commercial, General and Business Aviation), the four-day ‘Wings India 2024’, kickstarted today at Begumpet Airport

Mr Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, GoI emphasized that over the last 75 years since Independence, from Amrit Kaal to moving towards Shatabdi Kaal, India has traversed a long distance, with new records, faster development, and a rise in the international landscape. To enable last-mile connectivity, under UDAN 5.3, five new regional airlines, air taxis, etc. have been set up. The democratization of the Indian civil aviation sector was a result of the Sankalp of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. While emphasizing the 3 As of accessibility, availability, and affordability, he added, “These 3 As characterize India’s civil aviation perspective to the world,” he added.

Mr Scindia further added that India is expected to grow to 300 million domestic passengers by 2030 and would still be one of the most unpenetrated markets in the top 20 world markets. He stated that India is on the path of becoming the drone hub of the world and 10,000 women drone pilots would be covered under the government-sponsored scheme“India has become a shining star in the aviation landscape. India is the 7th largest civil aviation market in the world and if we consider both the domestic and international passengers, we stand as the 5th largest,” he added.

Mr Remi Maillard, Chairman FICCI Civil Aviation Committee and President & Managing Director, of Airbus (India & South Asia) shared industry insights and the more recent groundbreaking technological developments. He stated that the Paris Airshow held last year was an Indian air show with record air deliveries to India.

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