Hyderabad: The first-ever four-day civil aviation exhibition and conference, ‘India Aviation-2008’, jointly organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) and Federation of Indian Chambers and Industry (FICCI), is all set for inauguration at the old Begumpet Airport here tomorrow.
With participation of more than 200 exhibitors from leading aviation and allied industries from around the world, the old Begumpet Airport is once again buzz with activities.
Participants are giving final touches to their stalls and the day also saw landing of aircrafts and helicopters including Boeing-777.
“Aircrafts including ALH, Citation CJ2, Global Express, Eurocopter 145, Hawker 850 XP, Falcon 900 EX, HANSA, Bell Helicopter 412 have already landed and others like Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 605, CRJ 900 among others are expected to arrive during the course of the day,” officials said.
“The four-day event, to be held from 15-18 October, is the first international exhibition of its kind in India in the civil aviation sector, and will be inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel,” said Ministry of Civil Aviation Joint Secretary Arun Mishra.
“It will be preceded by a spectacular fly-past by Surya Kirans of the Indian Air Force, while Aero Club of India will have a display of para-sailing, para-jumping and hot-air balloning,” he said.
“This event offers a platform for international aviation companies to discuss business co-operation opportunities with domestic companies and aims to prepare a roadmap for the future development of aviation in the country,” he said.