It’s going to be a breathtaking display of aerobatics and showcasing of aircraft, including the largest passenger aircraft Airbus-380, at the fourth edition of Indian Aviation Show-2014 which is set to take off on March 12. The five-day air jamboree will focus on enhancing air connectivity.
The mega air show being organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will be inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh. Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan will be chief guest.
Briefing the media here on Monday, Asok Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, said that big deals were expected to be signed during the event.
He said aerobatics display would be conducted twice daily by Mark Jefferies air shows and display aerobatics from the United Kingdom. The latest 787 Dreamliner acquired by Air-India from Boeing is being flown from Delhi to Begumpet for the show.
As many as 18 aircraft, including business jets, helicopters, commercial aircraft, cargo aircraft, motor gliders and aircraft machinery would be showcased by more than 250 exhibitors. Major international players like Bombardier, Rolls Royce, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Piaggio and Russian helicopters will have a big role at the show. The United States is the partner while France is the guest country.
CEOs of leading companies would interact with the Minister and discuss ways to make air connectivity sustainable. A video conference with American companies would be held, while a special session on helicopters would focus on promoting heli-tourism and emergency medical services. Also, a job fair would be conducted to counsel final year students in aeronautical engineering on career prospects. Mr. Asok said there would be an ‘aviation theatre’ to screen films on all the five days of the show. An Airbus release said an Emirates Airline A-380 would be on display for the first three days of the show to demonstrate the readiness of India and airports like Hyderabad for A-380 operations.
FICCI representative Vivek Kodikal said the air show was open only for business visitors on the first three days. Entry ticket is priced Rs. 700 each. The general public would be allowed on March 15 and 16 and each ticket is priced at Rs. 300.
Tickets could be booked on www.bookmyshow.com
They are also available at 18 branches of Axis Bank in the twin cities. They would also be available at the venue.