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Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh inaugurates Indian Aviation Show

March 12, 2014
Hyderabad

The fourth Edition of the 5 day show India Aviation Show began on Wednesday with the event inaugurated by Minister for Civil Aviation Ajit Singh and presided by Governor ESL Narasimhan.

More than 250-exhibitors including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault and Rolls Royce are participating in the event. Biggest aircrafts in the world, Airbus A-380 and Dreamliner Boeing 787, will be special attractions at the premier 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 9th with nearly 400 functional aircrafts and by 2020 the country will be on third position as the number of aircrafts would 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. Ambassador of France, Mr Francois Richier, Director of US Trade and Development Agency, Ms Leocadia I. Zak and Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Lavasa will also participate in the event. CEOs Forum Conference, static displays and demonstration flights will be other attractive features of India Aviation 2014.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Defence showcasing various models of advanced light helicopter, multirole transport aircraft, Dornier and Light Utility Helicopter (LUH).

Spice Jet signs a deal with Boeing Co.

Spice Jet on Wednesday has signed a deal with Boeing Co to by 42 737 MAX jets in a deal with $4.4 billion at list prices.SLNarayanan, Chief Financial Officer of Spice Jet's parent, Sun Group speaking to media said in Hyderabad on Wednesday. He said that payments for the order will be closer to the delivery date. He said that some payments for the latest order would be adjusted against the 12 Boeing 737 NG planes form an on-going order. Sources said that Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft offer fuel savings compared to Spice Jet's existing fleet of current-generation Boeing 737s.

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