Thursday, November 02, 2017

Commencing of the Aero Expo 2017

New Delhi: The second edition of Aero Expo 2017 was inaugurated today in New Delhi by Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, civil aviation minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, and minister of state Jayant Sinha.
Organised under the patronage of the ministry of civil aviation, the exposition brings together leaders from the Indian civil aviation industry and also foreign players present in the Indian market.
The event saw the participants offering new tourism products and services, and discuss the future of the civil aviation industry and its existing loopholes.
Better inclusion of helicopter services under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), clearing land and air congestion, timely land acquisition, application of the new drone policy, and the importance of having a master-plan, were among key subjects of discussion.
Speaking during a session Sinha informed that draft regulations for drones have already been finalised and that its applications would be for not only e-commerce but also for agriculture, monitoring of all sorts of products and process pipelines including exploring possibilities for launching air rickshaws for travelling smaller distances.
According to him, the draft regulations for drones will not gulp down e-commerce job but convert e-commerce delivery boys currently on motorbikes into pilots and engineers.  This is how the government foresees the futuristic developments in Indian civil aviation space, Sinha added.
02/11/17 Surbhi Kapila/Media India Group