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India's tryst with the stunning Boeing Dreamliner 787

Last updated on: March 14, 2012 08:02 IST

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Mohammed Siddique in Hyderabad

Boeing Dreamliner 787 from the US and Sukhoi Superjet 100 from Russia will be among the top attractions at the three-day long India Aviation 2012, the civil aviation conference and exhibition starting in Hyderabad from March 14.

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All eyes will be on the Boeing 787 as it will land in the city on Wednesday morning marking its debut on the Indian soil.

Air India, which has ordered 27 such aircraft will start the process of its induction into its fleet only after the aircraft is put on display at the Begumpet Airport, the venue for country's biggest civil aviation show.

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The aircraft, whose delivery to Air India is delayed due to various reasons leading to a battle over compensation, has already reached New Delhi and now its arrival in Hyderabad was being awaited.

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The India Aviation, third edition of the biennial event, which started in 2008 will be marked by keen interest and stiff competition among the manufacturers to sell their aircraft specially the business jets and helicopters.

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"Most of the manufacturers were vying to sell their aircrafts in India because they know it was only in India, apart from a few other countries that business was taking place," said Lt Col Vivek Kodikal, regional director of FICCI.

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Business Jet manufacturers Bombardier, Embraer and helicopter manufacturers Bell and Augsta Westland were among the companies which will go all out to woo the Indian business class and the jet set corporate honchos during the event.

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Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi was also going all out to make its mark and make a pitch specially for the medium size passenger aircraft and the future aircraft.

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Apart from putting the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft on display, the Russian company was also going to exhibit the mock-up of cockpit and cabin of its futuristic MS-21 regional airliner.

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While Sukhoi Superjet has the capability to operate up to 4,500 kms with 75 to 95 passengers, the MS-21 with 150 to 220 seats can give tough competition to others in the same class by reducing the operating costs by 10 per cent.

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The conference jointly organised by the Ministry for Civil Aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry will have United Kingdom as a partner country, France as a Focus Country and the USA as the guest country.

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Massive arrangements have been made on the Begumpet Airport for the event, which include 20,000 square meters of exhibition area for the 250 exhibitors and 18 hospitality chalets for business discussions.

The event was likely to attract 8,000 business visitors and 20,000 local people.

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