The upcoming edition of Aero India, billed as Asia's largest aerospace exhibition, will for the first time see its civil segment integrated with defence one, officials said Friday.
The biennial air show and aviation exhibition, slated to be held in its traditional venue of Bengaluru from February 20-24 next year, seeks to project India's potential as a major aerospace hub in Asia.
"The first day will have a round-table discussion exploring potential of India's aerospace sector. A day will be dedicated to start-ups, and another day will be marked for women, and Indian-origin US astronaut Sunita Williams is slated to attend that day," the official said.
More than 60,000 business visitors and 1,00,000 general visitors attended Aero India's last edition. Air Show of latest aircraft of different countries are arranged at the venue during each day of the show for the benefit of visitors, it said.
The logo of the mega show has been inspired from the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).
"The Tejas LCA together with its variants, is the smallest and lightest Multi-Role Supersonic Fighter Aircraft of its class. This single engine, Compound-Delta-Wing, Tailless Aircraft is designed and developed to meet diverse needs of the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy," the website said.
The tagline for Aero India 2019 -- 'The Runway to a Billion Opportunities' -- was created to communicate India's value proposition in addressing the immense opportunities in the Aerospace and Aviation sectors in India today.
The tagline underlines India's status as an emerging hub for the global aerospace industry and draws attention to the investment opportunities under Make in India.
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