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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 17 January

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 17 January

GMR Infra becomes India’s first pure-play airports listed company

GMR Infrastructure Ltd (GIL), which operates Delhi and Hyderabad airports and is constructing several others became India’s first pure play airports listed company. The infra major has de-merged its other non-airport verticals like power from GMR Infra as GMR Power and Urban Infrastructure Limited (GPUIL). GMR Infrastructure Ltd (GIL) in an statement said “GIL becomes the only pure-play airports platform with strong cash flow generation potential (in India). According to CAPA, GMR Infrastructure is world’s second largest private airport operator after France’s VINCI Airports. It is the only Indian airport developer having strongest international presence.”

Gujarat government retenders for seaplane contract

The Gujarat government has invited tenders from national and international companies to relaunch India’s first scheduled seaplane service between Ahmedabad and Kevadia, according to Gujarat State Aviation Infrastructure Company (GUJSAIL) Director, Ajay Chauhan.

Hans Airways rings in the New Year with a Letter of Intent on first Airbus A330-200

Hans Airways announced it has a secured its first aircraft – signing a Letter of Intent for an Airbus A330-200 (MSN 950) in the first week of the new year. The aircraft has been operating with a leading European airline since 2008, configured in a two-cabin layout, which Hans Airways will operate with 275 economy and 24 premium economy seats. The A330 will be re-registered as G-KJAS, adopting the surname of one of Hans Airways’ principal early investors, who has believed in its community airline model since the project was conceived in 2019. The airline will operate to secondary cities in India from Birmingham Airport.

5G Safe to Co-Exist With Aviation in India

The industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that there is enough gap in the transmission of frequencies that will be used for 5G and aviation to let both co-exist in a safe manner. Lt. General Dr S P Kochhar, DG, COAI, said, “We understand the concerns raised by Federation of Indian Pilots, and the matter has been highlighted in the past as well wherein the authorities have found the issue of spectrum interference uncorroborated. There is a gap of 530 MHz (from 3670 MHz to 4200 MHz) in the transmission of frequencies. Thus, making it safe for 5G and aviation to co-exist.”

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