Message from President, BAOA

Issue: BizAvIndia 1/2023By Ajay Shah, President, BAOA


Dear BAOA Members,

The seventh edition of BizAvIndia was organised by BAOA on March 17, 2023 at Delhi. The shifting of the venue of the event to Delhi and delinking it from Aero India show was a well-considered decision of the Governing Board of BAOA in order to ensure a larger participation of all stakeholders as well as various regulatory authorities. The response has been encouraging as the event was attended by a large number of our members, aviation specialists, OEM representatives as well as officials from the MoCA and DGCA. All the three sessions of the conference had industry experts as well as senior representatives from DGCA to respond to the queries of the industry professionals. Asangba Chuba Ao, Joint Secretary, MoCA addressed the last session and apprised the gathering about the Ministry’s focus on optimising growth of GA/BA industry in India. I would like to convey our sincere gratitude to all the stakeholders of GA/BA industry and in particular our members for their wholehearted support to make the event a grand success. The Governing Board is planning and working out the modalities to conduct a two day BizAvIndia conference cum exhibition at Delhi in 2025.

The Governing board of the BAOA is working closely with MoCA and DGCA on a number of issues. Some of these are - the way forward for fractional ownership, resolving parking issues at busy metros, steps to reduce the present lengthy certification process for induction of new aircraft, reduction of import duty on aircraft in non-commercial category. We have adopted a collaborative approach with regulatory authorities in order to understand and address each other’s concerns and priorities and accelerate the decision-making process.

On behalf of the Governing board, I wish to assure all our members and the industry stakeholders that we will continue to put in all efforts to ensure sustainable and optimal growth of GA/BA industry.

Happy Landings!

Jai Hind!

Thanks & Regards


Ajay Shah
President, BAOA.