Message from President, BAOA

Issue: BizAvIndia 2/2023By Ajay Shah, President, BAOA


Dear BAOA Members,

First and foremost, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you for your continued support and commitment to the association. It is through your dedication that we are able to effectively represent the interests of our members.

This is a period of consolidation and making further progress on important BA/GA issues. BAOA has been working on a number of important issues affecting viability of operations, keeping in mind the long-term sustainability of business. Over the past year, BAOA has been actively engaged in advocating for our members on various regulatory and policy fronts. Some of these issues are as under:

  • Fractional ownership for NSOP operations to ensure optimal use of the aircraft and to reduce the cost of owning. There have been focussed discussions with MoCA in this regard and final directive is likely to be issued soon after clarification on GST applicability for different transactions.
  • GH charges for GA/BA industry continues to be a cause of concern due to decades old practice of treating GH as non-aeronautical service. BAOA has asked for publishing of GH charges on the website of AAI for all public airports. DGCA has also been requested to include these in the AIC being issued every year for the authorised aeronautical charges at non major airports.
  • BAOA continues to work with all the public airports through ‘airport consultative committee’ for developing adequate infrastructure, specifically for all GA/BA aircrafts at all the public airports.
  • MoCA has recently published the Aircraft Rules (Draft) 2023. BAOA will continue to work with MoCA and DGCA for suggesting necessary amendments and modifications to the existing CARs after the Aircraft Rules get finalised.

Once again, thank you for your continued support and dedication. Together, we will overcome challenges, seize opportunities and propel business aviation to new heights.

Happy Landings!

Jai Hind!

Thanks & Regards


Ajay Shah
President, BAOA.