The 4th International Exhibition and Conference on Civil Aviation, India Aviation 2014, will be organised jointly by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad for from tomorrow.
This year, the theme of the five-day event, the country’s largest civil aviation exhibition, will be ‘Enhancing Air Connectivity’.
Minister for Civil Aviation Ajit Singh will formally inaugurate the show tomorrow and Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L Narasimhan will be the chief guest at the opening ceremony.
Karnataka will be the state in focus at India Aviation, while the United States will be the partner country. France will be the guest country.
More than 250 exhibitors including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault and Rolls Royce are participating in the event.
The biggest aircraft in the world, Airbus A-380 and Dreamliner Boeing 787, will be special attractions at the air show.
The show will be open for general public on March 15 and 16. The initial three days are reserved exclusively for business community in which big deals are expected to be signed. At present, India ranks ninth with nearly 400 functional aircrafts and by 2020 the country will be in third position, with the number of aircrafts expected to go up to 1000.
To mark the occasion, aerobatics flying display will be presented by two teams from London. There will be two shows every day.
The Ambassador of France, Mr Francois Richier, Director of US Trade and Development Agency, Ms Leocadia I. Zak and Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Mr Ashok Lavasa are among those who will attend the exhibition.
CEOs Forum Conference, static displays and demonstration flights will be the other highlights of the event, an official press release added.