Wednesday, February 02, 2011

AeroIndia 2011 to be the largest ever

India's air show in Bangalore next week will be the largest ever with 29 countries bringing their aerospace products, including fighter jets and transport aircraft, for showcasing at the five-day event.
The biennial AeroIndia-2011 will for the first time witness the civil aviation sector overtaking military aviation. The air show will see 54 percent of the aircraft, helicopters and aerospace systems from the civilian sector compared to 46 percent from the military sector.
"This year's air show will surpass all previous figures in terms of participating countries, companies, space and business. All inputs show a healthy growth than the previous edition of AeroIndia. Civil aviation sector at 54 percent will overtake military aviation content at 46 percent in this year's show," Defence Production Secretary Raj Kumar Singh told reporters here Tuesday.
To be held at the Yelahanka air force station, this year's show has been oversubscribed in terms of exhibition space and the Defence Exhibition Organisation has had to refuse further bookings, he said. There had been a 70 percent growth in gross exhibition area at 75,000 sqmt than last time's 44,000 sqmt, he added.
The number of exhibitors too has grown by 16 percent with 675 firms -- 380 foreign -- booking space compared to 581 companies in the last edition two years ago.
02/02/11 SME Times
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