Business Aircraft Opera­tors Association (BAOA)

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Business Aircraft Opera­tors Association (BAOA)

 

Pointing out that India has the potential to emerge as a major Business Aviation (BA) hub, BAOA has called for opening up of old airports of Banga­lore, Hyderabad and Delhi’s Terminal 

Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA)

Though the growth graph of Indian aviation industry is showing the down­ward trend, the Business Aircraft Opera­tors Association (BAOA) stated that India had the potential to grow at 25 per cent against the present meager 7 per cent.
Pointing out that India has the potential to emerge as a major Business Aviation (BA) hub, the Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA) has called for opening up of old airports of Banga­lore, Hyderabad and Delhi’s Terminal 2, 1B and IC for use as business aviation terminals.
BAOA said there are a lot of chal­lenges at hand which need to be ad­dressed. The first amongst them is the need for proper infrastructure. According to the association, no business aviation infrastructure has been planned in phase one of modernisation of airports. Today, the sector feels handicapped due to lack of fixed base operators (FBO’s), heliports, parking space, maintenance, repairing and overhauls (MR0s).
The BAOA stated that there is a need to revisit the infrastructural requirement as the operations, managements and de­velopment agreement (OMDA) states that there cannot be another airport within 150 km radius of an existing one.
The BAOA has also urged the gov­ernment to reconsider the heavy import duties that allegedly is hampering the aviation sector’s growth. The government still feels this industry is luxury service, therefore, it must be heavily taxed. But, it fails to realise that it is a tool for economic growth and connectivity. Corporates

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