Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Wednesday expressed the hope that a helicopter components unit and an aerospace management school will come up by 2012 at the Lepakshi Aerospace and Defence Cluster in Anantapur district.
Participating in a five-day ‘India Aviation 2010’ conference that kick-started at Old Airport in Begumpet here on Wednesday, Rosaiah said the state is in the third position after Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in attracting investments from abroad.
The Government would provide special sops to companies which set up units in aero-space sector in the Special Economic Zones, the Chief Minister indicated. The Tata group has invested Rs 1000 crore to manufacture cabins for business helicopters and the company will start exports from November, he informed the gathering.
Rosaiah said the Government will set up airports under public-private partnership in Kurnool, Tadepalligudem and Nizamabad. The government proposes to upgrade the Tirupati domestic airport into an international one.
The event, being organised by the Civil Aviation Ministry and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), features exhibition, conference on civil aviation industry, CEOs Forum, flying display, customer demonstration flights and media conferences.
Over 200 companies will showcase the latest global aerospace technology at the show.