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Sector Overview

The Indian Civil Aviation sector is one of the fastest growing aviation sectors in the world and aims to become the largest by 2030. India is building new airports and expanding the existing ones to meet the growing demand via public private partnership (PPP) mode. Factors like rising low-cost carriers (LCCs), development of modern airports, 100 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in scheduled airlines, advanced Information Technology (IT) interventions and growing emphasis on regional connectivity, are driving an upward trend in the Indian Civil Aviation industry.

Emphasis has been laid on improving connectivity to priority areas like the North East, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep by introducing more operational flexibility and promoting helicopter operations. India’s airport infrastructure is undergoing modernization with the installation of state-of-the-art facilities, expansion of existing airports and construction of new greenfield airports. With policy support and focus on Make in India, the government is also determined to develop the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) industry by giving tax exemptions, faster clearances and land provision. The development of tourism, trade and travel has contributed to increased passenger traffic in India.

FICCI's Engagement

The main objective of the FICCI Civil Aviation division is to promote the cause and interests of civil aviation sector and bring it on the global map as a cost-effective, competitive and efficient sector of economy. With a view to create a platform for all the stakeholders and for the conclusive growth & development of the Aviation sector, the division works with the Government, National & International development organizations, Government Agencies and the Industry Players.

The Division organizes conferences, seminars and workshops on regular basis for interaction between various government agencies, private players and its members to address the latest trends, growing opportunities & challenges, effective strategies as well as practical solutions for facing current issues affecting the civil aviation sector globally. The division also collaborates with various consultancies and think-tanks for preparing knowledge reports focusing on key areas of the Civil Aviation sector.