India’s Civil Aviation Minister, the Honourable Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, has given the go-ahead for the organisation of Air Expo India 2023.
The new Air Expo will be the first-of-its-kind exhibition of General Aviation and Business Jets, to be held at Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi in December 2023.
The Minister of Civil Aviation will attend the opening ceremony of the Expo in December. Air Expo India 2023 will further support the government’s vision to make India the world’s largest civil aviation market.
The role of civil aviation
Civil aviation is poised to play a significant role in India’s growing economy. The new Expo will serve to highlight the growth potential of the country’s aviation market.
Some key highlights will include the expansion of national fixed-wing fleets and eVTOL manufacturing proposed for the region. The General Aviation market will also be a feature of the new event.
World’s third largest civil aviation market
India today boasts the world’s third largest civil aviation market, with a significant potential for further grow through various initiatives including the Udan scheme, and the projected increase in number of regional airports.
This key market will be further fuelled by the economic growth within the country, increasing the demand for travel and availability of multiple travel options.
Delhi, being the national capital, has a significant advantage for showcasing this segment, as it serves as a central gateway for both domestic and international destinations.
Delhi Airport today has two dedicated FBO terminals with MRO facilities, which will further enhance the importance of this key segment.
Air Expo India – proposed dates
Air Expo India is planned to take place over three days from 6th to 8th December 2023 and will welcome exhibitors and delegates from around the world.
Representation by local and international aviation companies, owners, operators, suppliers, and media is already expected for the event.
Air Expo India will also focus on the latest trends, training and recruitment within the aviation industry – with a key focus on “Empowerment through training.”
As such, the event aims to provide an opportunity to learn about careers, exchange ideas, and address the challenges which face Human Capital Development Needs in India.
There will be opportunities to ask questions of industry experts and enjoy a hands-on experience within the general aviation industry. The event will also include Knowledge Sharing conferences, with CAPA as the Knowledge Partner.
Air Expo India targets general aviation exhibitors who will come together within a static area. The space is planned to accommodate 50 display aircraft, ranging in size from single and twin-engine models to private jets.
The show format will reflect the approach organised by Adone Events at Abu Dhabi Air Expo, France Air Expo and African Air Expo, which offers exhibits next to the runway enabling manufacturers to present their entire range of aircraft.
Delhi International Airport Limited will officially host the event at the Delhi Airport.