Dear BAOA Members,
The biennial Hyderabad Airshow jointly organised by Ministry of Civil Aviation and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) went of very well in last week of March this year and saw attendance of global aviation professionals. In particular, the sixth edition of BizAvIndia conference held on March 23, 2022 was well received and attended by most of the GA/BA operators and the ecosystem.
Business Aviation in these difficult pandemic times has proved its utility not only as a productivity tool but also as a safety (hygiene), security and a rescue (ambulance) tool. It has proved its point well beyond the stigma of being recognised as a luxury. BAOA has clearly emerged as a unified voice of the GA/BA industry effectively representing the issues at various regulatory as well as opinion forum.
BAOA has successfully crossed the first decade of build-up phase and rightfully recognised one of its prime contributors Mr. Rohit Kapur by conferring a well-deserved outstanding achievement award. Being the founder President, his single-minded dogged determination is one of the reasons we see BAOA where it is today. Kudos to him, his indelible footprint in BAOAs journey is hard to fill. It is entirely my loss, that I could not attend this event due to a health issue that prevented my air travel.
Various aspects such as importance of helicopters in our economic growth, GIFT city as a new avenue for financing aircraft purchases, fractional ownership, were some of the aspects covered by experts from our Industry. I would like to place on record our sincere appreciation of our Managing Director Group Captain R.K. Bali and Mr. Jayant Baranwal, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, SP Guide Publications for their tireless effort to make this event successful, as well as keep our issues in forefront of this magazine.
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine likely to shape up the near term future, we will all keep our eyes on those developments, the consequent changing world order and the impact it has on geo-politics as well as economies across the world.
Wishing you all Happy landings! Jai Hind!
Thanks & Regards