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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 17 May

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 17 May

AAI floats tender for ATC tower in Madurai

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has floated a tender for the construction of a new air traffic control (ATC) tower at Madurai airport.  The new structure will be 50m high with a three-dimensional view of the runway.

Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium to experiment Unmanned Aircraft System for delivery of vaccines, medicines

Blue Dart announced it has formed Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium with a mission of revolutionising the delivery of vaccines and emergency medical supplies to the remotest parts of India using drones. Blue Dart Med-Express Drone flights will deploy an immersive delivery model to optimise the current healthcare logistics within Telangana. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has granted the project with necessary exemptions and rights to fly drone flights on an experimental basis in Telangana.

Vistara Partners With Discover The World In The USA

Vistara has appointed Discover the World as its exclusive GSA partner in the US market. Dominic Bernardo, Sales Director for the USA said “As we’ve begun to cultivate relationships with key partners and implement the commercial strategy it’s apparent the interest and excitement surrounding Vistara, and their expanding network is robust.”

20 Start-ups receive approval from MoCA to experiment long range drone flights

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has allowed 20 entities to conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) experimental flights of drones. A BVLOS operations requires careful planning by operators , major training requirements and several government approvals. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) stated “These BVLOS trials will help create a framework for future drone deliveries and other major applications using drones.”

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