Driven by certain key factors like low-cost carriers (LCCs), ultra-modern airports, helipads and foreign direct investment (FDI) in domestic airlines and latest information technology (IT) applications, the civil aviation industry in India has literally touched newer heights.
Currently, India is the ninth-largest player in the global civil aviation segment and its market size is estimated to be in the range of 16 billion US dollars.
No wonder, Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA) is reported to have observed that the focus of the world has been on Indian aviation.
As he opined, it has ranged from manufacturers, tourism agencies, airlines and global businesses to individual travellers, shippers and businessmen. And thus, he laid stress on finding common purpose among all stakeholders to enable a bright future for the Indian aviation.
Among the stakeholders are providers of various supportive services both in the air and on the ground. For instance, various companies in India make arrangement for all types of aircraft as per the customer’s requirement including procurement of permission for non-scheduled flight plans.