The Civil Aviation Department and the Gujarat State Aviation Infrastructure Company Ltd. (GUJSAIL), the nodal agency for the development of aviation and related infrastructure in the state, have identified the following projects that have high potential in Gujarat:

New Airports

New Airports The Government of Gujarat has selected 11 sites where there is a demand for new airports. Greenfield airports are being built in industrial areas like Ankleshwar and religious tourism destinations like Dwarka, Ambaji and Palitana.

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (M.R.O.)

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (M.R.O.)Recognising the need for more Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (M.R.O.) capacities in India, the state government has taken the lead in establishing a General Aviation M.R.O. facility in the city of Ahmedabad. The Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Gujarat, is encouraging many more such facilities to come up in Gujarat, which has many advantages like proximity to Mumbai, which is one of India’s busiest airports but lacks space for dedicated M.R.O. hangars.

Aviation Park

Aviation ParkThe Civil Aviation Department plans to establish an Aviation Park to raise awareness about the aviation sector among investors, students and the people at large. The aviation park will provide a platform for manufacturing activities and human resources related to the sector.

Air Sports

Air SportsGujarat, being a wealthy state, has a population that will spend on activities like light aircraft flying, aerobatics, aeromodelling, ballooning, gliding, hang gliding, paragliding, parachuting/sky diving and power kites. Tourism growth at hill resorts like Saputara and beaches like Mandvi offer opportunities for such sports to be started at these destinations.

Freight and Cargo Facilities

Freight and Cargo FacilitiesGujarat is among India’s leaders in the pharmaceutical industry and horticultural production. Air cargo is an efficient mode for transporting perishable goods like agricultural produce and medicines.

Intra-State Air Connectivity

Intra-State Air ConnectivityBeing one of India’s most industrialized states, Gujarat has high potential for intra-state aviation services that can make movement of people between cities faster and more efficient. Though Gujarat has some of India’s best highways and a good railway network, two gulfs along the coast and the marshes of the Rann of Kutch increase the travel time between destinations

Aero-sports and Other Relevant Activity

Aero-sports and Other Relevant ActivityConcession and encouragement to institutes, so as to provide people of Gujarat and make a Gujarat a popular destination for various aero-sports, aero-modeling activity.

Aviation Training Institutes

Aviation Training InstitutesTrained human resources are extremely important for the aviation sector. Apart from jobs in airlines and airports, the maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft requires highly skilled personnel, who are regularly trained to ensure quality and an excellent turnaround time. The government is supporting training institutes that can provide trained human resources to meet the needs of the growing aviation sector. This will also offer opportunities for Gujarat’s youth to get employment in the global aviation sector.

GUJSAIL’s main endeavor is to provide single window clearance for all permissions and approvals under the State Government purview for all aviation related activities in Gujarat. It will enable viability gap funding of each aviation project on a case by case basis with necessary support where required to a private investor so as to make the project viable for a specified duration

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