Foundation Stone of C-295 Aircraft Facility

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Foundation Stone of C-295 Aircraft Facility

Recently the Prime Minister has laid the foundation stone of the C-295 transport aircraft manufacturing plant in Vadodara, Gujarat.

The C-295 aircraft will be used by the Indian Air Force. It is being manufactured by the Tata-Airbus consortium. This is the first project of its kind. In this, a private company is manufacturing a military aircraft in India.

It is also the first time that the C-295 aircraft will be manufactured outside Europe.

Foundation Stone of C-295 Aircraft Facility

C-295 Aircraft

  • It is a transport aircraft with a capacity of 5 to 10 It can be used for quick action and para-dropping of troops and cargo.
  • It will replace the old Avro-748 aircraft of the Indian Air Force. These aircraft were inducted into the Air Force in the early 1960 The Prime Minister underlined that this aircraft manufacturing plant is a major step towards becoming self-reliant in the aviation sector.

Other Initiatives to Boost Aviation Sector: The National Civil Aviation Policy, 2016 has been announced.

It includes-

  • Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) Scheme: To provide connectivity to un-served and underserved airports by revamping existing unused airstrips and airports.
  • Recently, the Airports Authority of India has given eight of its airports on long-term lease. These airports are leased through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for operation, management and development.
  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation has announced leasing of land through open tenders for maintenance, repair and restoration services.

Civil Aviation Sector in India:

  • India’s aviation sector has become the third largest domestic aviation market in the world.
  • It is expected that India will be able to handle 1 billion trips annually by the year 2023 through the capacity of its airports.
  • The Indian aviation industry is dominated by private airlines. These include low cost air carriers. This has made air travel affordable.

Source – The Hindu

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