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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 3 February

Aviation ministry to launch ‘Krishi UDAN’ on domestic, international routes

The civil aviation ministry will launch ‘Krishi UDAN’ on domestic and international routes to support farmers, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in her Union Budget speech at weekend. “Krishi UDAN will be launched by the ministry of civil aviation on international and national routes. It will help increase value realization in North East and tribal districts.”

Guwahati Airport deploys A-CDM system to enhance efficiency

Guwahati International Airport in India has implemented the Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) system to boost efficiency of operations. The system will help airlines ensure seamless arrival and departure processes at the airport. Others Indian airports that deployed the system include Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Thiruvananthpuram.

India aims to leverage its growing aviation infra to augment its agriculture sector

India plans to leverage its aviation infrastructure to help farmers sell perishable goods in faraway places. In her budget speech finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the Kisan Udan scheme. Under the programme, to be overseen by the ministry of civil aviation, agriculture produce such as milk and fruits will be transported by airlines on domestic and international routes.

Over 20,000 drone users register themselves with Aviation Ministry

Over 20,000 users have registered their drones with the Union Aviation Ministry in the 19-day period that it had given for enrolment to all those who were operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in India without permit, a senior government official stated last week. On 13th January , the ministry had issued a public notice, asking all drone users – who were operating the devices in India without permits – to register themselves by January 31 or face action.

100 new airports to be developed under UDAN scheme 

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced 100 more airports by 2024 under the UDAN scheme. This is in line with the government’s commitment to promote domestic travel and include those areas which haven’t been connected so far. This is a part of the national infrastructure plan.

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