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  • September 2012 Contact: india.commerce@international.gc.caKerala to launch its own airline, says MP Bashir was in Muscat to attend an Iftar organised by thePTI, August 11, 2012 Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre in Ruwi.DUBAI: Kerala is to launch its own airline "Air Kerala" to The proposal of starting a budget airline, was first floatedcater to passengers travelling between the state and Gulf at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in New Delhi five yearsCooperation Council (GCC) countries. ago.Indian Parliamentarian, E T Mohammed Bashir, told But it was not granted permission by the CentralTimes of Oman in Muscat that this is likely to ease government as the proposal did not meet the criteria forproblems of NRIs travelling between Kerala and the GCC operating international services.nations. Such an airline would need a minimum fleet size of 20"During peak seasons, they have shell out huge amounts aircraft and must have had five years of continuousto purchase air tickets. So, the government of Kerala is operations in the domestic sector, the report said.moving ahead to start its own airline, Bashir told thenewspaper. TCS Insights: The idea of a budget airline operated by the state government of Kerala operating on internationalThe company, named Air Kerala, was registered in India routes is a new development in the Indian aviationaround four years ago. industry. Such a move could open doors for Bombardier to sell their Newgen ‘C’ series aircraft in India directly toHe said the new airline will follow the public-private the state government.partnership model, as was adopted in building the CochinInternational Airport. Deccan Shuttles to commence air connectivity inCochin was the first airport in India that was constructed Gujaratwith private participation. ET Bureau, August 14, 2012"The airline project is ready and is awaiting approval of Deccan Charters Ltd. will initiate their non-scheduledthe central government", he said adding the state Chief chartered flight services in Gujarat under the brand nameMinister Oommen Chandy has held talks in this regard. of Deccan Shuttles. This service would connect key economic zones in the region including Ahmedabad,Bashir said funds for the project will not be a problem. Surat, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Kandla through 12 dailyAccording to the report, the formal announcement of the flights.commencement of the new airline is likely to be made atthe Emerging Kerala investment meeting, scheduled from To commence from August 20, the service will initially beSeptember 12 in the state. operational in Ahmedabad-Surat-Bhavnagar route. The Ahmedabad-Kandla route will be made operational from August 27 and Ahmedabad-Jamnagar route will be added
  • The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Everywhere You Do Businesssubsequently. and D checks for A320s, ATR 42s, ATR 72s and the new generation Boeing 737s to begin with. It will build itsDeccan will identify tourist, industrial and other important capability gradually to provide maintenance services forclusters that are not serviced by airlines and provide Airbus 330s and Boeing 777s.customised charter flight services. Currently, the facility has the capacity to do an estimatedTCS Insights: As seen in the last few months, the 200 aircraft checks annually, according to a statementconcept of connecting distant towns within a state is a issued by GMR earlier.newer business model being adopted by both existingand new players in the Indian civil aviation industry. The facility has already obtained regulatory certificationsAirlines are deploying small planes for short distance from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) forflying. Given the government’s attention and focus on domestic airlines, as well as the European Aviationimproving air connectivity between distant cities and Safety Agency (EASA) for international flights, Seshanmetros, many such air charter companies are expected to said.enter in the near future. Canadian small aircraftmanufacturers have an opportunity to be part of the The MRO facility is expected to help airlines deploy theirsecond phase of growth in Indian domestic aviation such aircraft back to operations in the fastest possible time,as Bombardier with its Q 400 turboprops. since it is located within the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near Hyderabad airport, he added.MGAE to ink more MoUs for MRO facility at Rajiv Meanwhile, the Ministry of Commerce has approved theGandhi International Airport GMR Hyderabad Aviation SEZ for increase/decrease inPTI, August 22, 2012 area of the sector specific SEZ at the airport.The MAS-GMR Aerospace Engineering Company It approved the addition as well as de-notification of(MGAE) is in talks with three more domestic and 9.6315 hectares (23.8 acres) and 8.923 hectares (22.05international airlines for offering aircraft maintenance, acres) respectively, making the area of the SEZ 102.63repair and overhaul (MRO) services at the Rajiv Gandhi hectares (253.6 acres), a notification from the MinistryInternational Airport here. said.MGAE is a 50:50 Joint Venture partnership between GMR has stated that the land proposed for de-notificationGMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) and is to be used for setting up of a Helicopter Assembly UnitMalaysian Aerospace Engineering Sdn. Bhd (MAE), a with runway access, which will mainly cater to domesticsubsidiary of Malaysia Airlines Systems Berhad (MAS). market whereas the land is being added to meet the minimum land requirement for the SEZ.R V Seshan, CEO, MGAE said the MRO facility hasalready signed five customers - Go Air, Spice Jet, Bank of TCS Insights: Though the maintenance, repair andChina Aviation and another two undisclosed key overhaul (MRO) industry is still at its infancy in India, thecompanies. existing Indian players are tying up with foreign companies for technical know-how and are chasing"There are few other companies in the pipeline also. I airlines for MRO contracts. Given the promising growthcannot divulge the names at this time. We will for sure projections of Indian airlines over the next 10 years, theclose another three customers in this quarter. It is both Indian civil aviation industry will likely witness growth inIndian and international," Seshan told PTI. the demand for MRO services."All of them will be medium to long term contracts," he Canadian MRO companies have an opportunity to tap theadded. Indian market through joint ventures and collaborations in the short to medium term while the industry is stillThe MRO complex which was set up with an investment evolving in India.of Rs 350 crore and can perform base maintenance C
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