Chief Secretary, HAL Officials Review Aero India Preparation
Chief Secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar on Thursday reviewed the preparations for Aero India 2021.
The chief Secretary met official of HAL and reviewed preparations for the biannual air show.
HAL is the nodal agency for Aero india show, which will be held between February 3 to 7 at the Air force station at Yelahanka.
Only 4% of space is vacant while 64% of space is booked and 32% has provisionally booked. There are total 212 exhibitors from that 194 are Indian exhibitors and the remaining are foreign companies.
The upcoming edition of Aero India 2021 show at Yelahanka airbase is one of the few airshows which is being held in the ongoing pandemic. Many air shows across the world have been cancelled or postponed.
Companies from eight countries have confirmed their participation. Some of the main partners are Dassault Aviation from France, Israel Aerospace Industries Limited, Rosoboronexport JSC from Russia, Rollys-Royce from UK, Boeing from USA, SAAB AB group from Sweden.
Officials said that it was a unique challenge to the state government and Ministry of Defence to host this event during such time. Limited people will be allowed at a time inside the venue, and regular disinfection of objects will be carried out.
In the last year , air show held in 2019 was 403 exhibitors had taken part with 165 foreign exhibitors from 22 countries. Around 61 aircrafts were participated.
Indian Air Force’s Suryakiran Aerobatic Team also perform in Aero India shows.