Chopper Boom: India Set to Host First ‘Heli-Expo’ Featured

  • Thursday, Jun 08 2017

New Delhi:  With demand for rotary wing aircraft for military and civil use growing exponentially, India is all set to organise “Heli-Expo” at the end of this year.


The two-day exhibition will be held on Nov 4-5 at the Pawan Hans Heliport in Rohini alongside the second Aero Expo-2017, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced.


The first of its kind Heli-Expo comes at time when the demand for choppers has soured to over 1000 for the Armed Forces alone, with Para Militaries also pitching in for the rotary wing aircraft.


“India is already the fastest growing aviation market in the world and the move to improve regional air connectivity is expected to further boost the industry by providing a new set of growth opportunities to both domestic and international airlines alike along with a new lease to the allied aviation services & skilling industries,” said K.N Rao, Chairman, Civil Aviation Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  

Group Captain Retd. Rajbir Singh Saharan, Head of Rohini Heliport, while speaking at the PHD Chamber press meet, added that “Heliport is India’s first dedicated heliport for flying in and out of Delhi to nearby areas in Choppers. He said this is a Rs 100 crore project and will be an integrated one with a chopper maintenance, repair and overhaul unit as part of the Rohini complex. Owned by Pawan Hans Helicopter Limited, this Heliport will have a large number of parking bays and an AC passenger terminal with car parking”.

“Heliport will bring choppers within the reach of common man. Taking off the load from IGI Airport, the Rohini Heliport will be a dedicated one, making chopper movement easier” He added.

“To promote regional air connectivity Pawan Hans has also prepared a road map to connect major destinations from the Rohini Heliport to Shimla, Haridwar, Dehradun, Mathura, Agra, Meerut and industrial hubs such as Manesar and Bahardurgarh etc” He said.  

At the forthcoming Aero Expo, Global think tanks of the Aviation and Tourism sector will congregate to suggest measures and way outs to transform it to the scale of economies as also give further impetus to Make in India & Skilling India initiatives of the government .

2nd Aero- Expo India-2017 is expected to provide a  platform for the new opportunities available in both the International and National market with showcasing of State-Of-The-Art technology.

“The parallel sessions alongside the expo would deliberate on a host of issues, requirements of modern and emerging times so as to bridge the gap between Aviation & Tourism by Enhancing Connectivity-aviation expands, diversifies and multiplies including modernization to the best satisfaction of all stakeholders involved in its growth,” said Mr. Anil Khaitan Sr. Vice President, PHD Chamber.

The Expo will also host policy makers, government officials and other such relevant personalities who would also join the convention-cum-exhibition for Aviation, Tourism; Infrastructure; Aero-Space and Rotary Wings with their counterparts representing various sets of the industry to further sensitize its growth for capital creation with sufficient infrastructural facilities including creation of additional employment.

“As with every air show, AERO EXPO INDIA-2017- a 4 day display of the best and upcoming in the industry poses a tremendous opportunity to reaffirm the industry’s faith and support of the Ministry of Civil aviation. We are working diligently with our industry partners, relevant ministries & stakeholders & the community to make the exposition show even more grandeur and beneficial to all the stakeholders and truly Enhance Connectivity,” Mr. Bhupesh Joshi, Co- Chairman Civil Aviation Committee PHDCCI.



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