Government’s priority focus on improved air connectivity defines better prospects for Business and General Aviation in India

Honourable Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha to deliver the inaugural address, setting the tone for BizAVIndia Conference 2018

Hyderabad, 27 February 2018 - The Business and General Aviation (BA/GA) industry is finally seeing green shoots as the Government of India accelerates its vision to improve air connectivity and tourism in India. This priority focus holds tremendous promise for the BA/GA industry that includes helicopters, and will define the direction in which the industry will steer in times to come. With this in the backdrop, BAOA brings the 4th edition of the BizAVIndia Conference on 7th March 2018, on the eve of WINGS India.

“The Business Aviation industry has undergone a sea change over the past decade in India and has gained much recognition in the recent years. The utility of Business Aviation, as a productivity tool and a contributor to economic development, is becoming more evident and should serve as the prime rationale to put in place an appropriate framework enabling industry’s growth and its role in channelizing economic and social benefits throughout India”, said Mr. Rohit Kapur, President, Business Aircraft Operators Association.

“We feel that BizAVIndia Conference is well-timed and will serve as a prelude to roundtable discussions at WINGS India on the role of General Aviation in the economic and social growth of India”, added Mr. Kapur.

The 4th edition of BizAVIndia conference will bring together all of the key stakeholders in the industry for a unique knowledge-exchange and networking platform that is a must-attend for any company with an exposure to Business and General Aviation. Hon’ble Minister of State for Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha will deliver the Inaugural Address as Chief Guest at the conference. The Conference will also be attended by Key Officials including Ms. Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary from the Ministry of Civil Aviation; Capt. Atul Chandra and Capt. Pankaj Anand, CFOI and Deputy CFOI respectively from Director General of Civil Aviation; Mr. GK Chaukiyal, Executive Director (RCS) Airport Authority of India; besides dignitaries from the general aviation industry including Mr. BP Sharma, CMD, Pawan Hans Limited and Chairperson, FICCI Taskforce on General Aviation; Mr. Rajan Mehra, CEO, Club Aviation Air; and Ms. Kanika Tekriwal, Co-Founder, JetSetGo & Accountable Manager GMR Aviation among others.

Through this year’s theme ‘Emerging Opportunities for Air Connectivity: Navigating the future for Business and General Aviation Industry in India’ , BAOA wishes to dive deeper into what the future holds for Business and General Aviation industry in India, as the country is poised to be world’s third largest aviation market by 2022. However, it will remain much important to appreciate and facilitate the role of business and general aviation, which serves as a breeding ground for an evolved aviation ecosystem. The theme lends itself to the strategic intervention that this forum will provide in charting the roadmap for the industry. The conference is a half day event, with sessions on the current industry environment, strategic infrastructure interventions and emerging trends and regulatory challenges in GA/BA including helicopter industry. Some of the key speakers

Now in its fourth edition, the BizAVIndia platform is recognized as the most sought after knowledge building platform for thoughtful deliberation and discussion on pressing industry issues, collaboration on international best practices, and networking opportunities
BizAVIndia Conference is an extension of BAOA’s continuous efforts of the last seven years to help the Business and General Aviation industry gain its rightful place in the ecosystem.

Having received significant traction from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and DGCA over the last few years, BAOA senses an attitudinal shift amongst regulators and government towards an industry. The Association believes that having a clear policy framework, and with commitment from Government and Industry stakeholders, GA & BA sector could emerge as a major driver of economic development and connectivity in India.

About Business Aircraft Operators Association

A not for profit organization, BAOA, is a unified voice of General & Business Aviation (GA & BA) sector in India. It aims to create a congenial environment for the sector’s growth, by ensuring better coordination amongst industry stakeholders, regulatory authorities and the Government.BAOA works closely with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), having permanent observer status with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The Association is comprised of all major Private and Non Scheduled Operators, Aircraft Manufacturers and ancillary service providers operating in India. Visit http://www.baoa.in/ to read more on BAOA’s activities.

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