Monday, June 26, 2017

Task force formed on aviation

New Delhi: The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) on Monday set up a task force for identifying opportunities in India’s civil aviation sector.
The panel will be chaired by Pratt and Whitney’s Managing Director-India Palash Roy Chowdhury and co-chaired by global consultancy KPMG’s partner and India head of aerospace and defence Amber Dubey.
“The U.S.-India Business Council today launched its India-Task Force on Civil Aviation that will focus on identifying opportunities for implementation based on the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP),” the business lobby group said in a statement here. The task force would engage with various stakeholders to promote international best practices and address potential hurdles, USIBC said in the statement. The panel would also work towards giving a boost to the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN, airport infrastructure and security, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and skill development.
India has witnessed annual growth exceeding 20% in its domestic air passenger traffic with total passenger throughput estimated to reach 270 million passengers by the end of this year.
The task force will aim at promoting bilateral dialogue between industry and government, partnering with governments to organise trade missions and advocating regulatory changes on behalf of its members.
26/06/17 The Hindu