Centre searches land near airports for manufacturing of aircraft
New Delhi, Nov 28 (KNN) The central government is looking for land available near airports to initiate the work for manufacturing passenger aircraft in India, reported Mint.
“The government is looking at various airports. The idea is to have enough land available near an airport so that there is runway access for test flights. The aviation ministry is expected to identify 5-6 airports for this purpose,” a senior official told Mint.
Presently, potential sites with availability of massive land parcels are being identified by the ministry of civil aviation as the facilities for aerospace manufacturing will need large space for assembly lines, aircraft parts, ancillary units and other storage requirements, he added.
Earlier in October 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of C-295 transport aircraft manufacturing facility in Vadodara, Gujarat.
This marks a significant development for aviation manufacturing as it is India’s first in the private sector.
The facility will manufacture C-295 aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) through collaboration between Tata Advanced Systems Limited and Airbus Defence and Space S.A., Spain. (KNN Bureau)