In what could boost the aviation sector in Gujarat, the state government has set the ball rolling for establishment of Aviation Park, probably the first in India, by allocating 90 hectares of land at Bagodara near Ahmedabad. The project may help Bagodara emerge as an aviation hub just like Tata’s Nano plant transformed Sanand into a Motown, say industry players.
“To be developed in a phased manner by the civil aviation department, the project will provide a framework for strengthening the aviation sector and will have a synergy of the best aerospace and avionics technologies. The park aims to raise awareness about the potential of the aviation sector among students, policy makers and people,” said Ajay Chauhan, director civil aviation, Gujarat.
The park is envisaged to have a state-of-the-art theatre, a trainingsimulator complex, an aviation and aerospace management school, an aircrew training school, a helipad and an air strip, manufacturing facilities, pilots-aid complex and an info-tech area.It will have facilities for trai ning and incensing of personnel, air operation regulations as well as research and development. Matt Hendricks Jersey