Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce, Industry and Civil Aviation has said that aviation sector has the potential to add to the growth of Indian economy. Inaugurating the Aviation Conclave 2019 with an overarching theme of “Flying for All”. Prabhu said a growing aviation sector can carry along many other sectors to spur up the GDP. Over 30 industry leaders participated in 5-key sessions covering the Drone-Ecosystem Policy Roadmap, Roadmap for Manufacturing Aircraft and associated equipment, including Regional Transport Aircraft, in India, the Project Rupee Raftaar- Aircraft Financing and Leasing from India, the National Air Cargo Policy, and the Mission to transform Indian Airports into Next-Gen Aviation Hubs. The deliberations are expected to throw up key catalysts to fast track the holistic and broad-based growth of the passenger, cargo and MRO sectors. Over 200 delegates took part in the discussions.
He said that to achieve growth in the sector, there must be a clarity in policy dynamics, a sync between the ‘Macro’ and the ‘Micro” and explained that it will mean clear long-term strategy with immediate actionable plans.
Prabhu stated that realizing Government’s vision of making “Flying for All” a reality underpins the government’s commitment to bring about a veritable revolution in the Indian aviation sector. “This Conclave is about the future of Indian aviation – it is bringing together industry leaders, government and regulators for setting the tone and propelling us to realize our Vision-2040”, he stated.