The 12th edition of the biennial Aero India Exhibition will begin on February 20th (Wednesday). The exhibition will be inaugurated with fly past and aerobatic display at Yalahanka air base.
The number of aircrafts expected to participate in Aero India 2019 is 57, wherein, France is sought to have the strongest foreign presence. The country will be showing 49 companies as well as other companies who will put up individual stands, where all sectors will be represented – civil and military aerospace, defence and space.
The French Pavilion which is being coordinated by French Aerospace Industries Association (GIFAS) will showcase 36 companies at the Aero India in Bangalore from next week from Feb 20-24.
Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler, and Lieutenant-General Thierry Carlier, Director for International Development of the Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), representing the Minister for the Armed Forces, will be visiting the show for official meetings with the Indian authorities.
“They will make a point of exchanging views with the SME stand personnel on the French Pavilion,” according to the embassy of France in New Delhi. Meetings have been scheduled all week long between the French manufacturers and Indian companies, prime contractors as well as MSMEs.
Exhibitors including ABC – Aérocampus Aquitaine – Aerometals & Alloys – Air Liquide – ASB Group – Aubert & Duval – Axon’Cable – Cimulec – Daher – Dassault Aviation – Dassault Systèmes – Draka Fileca – First Schwitchtech – Gaches Chimie – Hexcel – Interface Concept – Lauak – LGM – Mach Aéro – Novae Aerospace – NSE – Paris Saint-Denis Aéro – Pinette Emidecau Industries (PEI) – Precicast – Rafale International – Rafaut – Recaero – Roxel – Safran – Saft – Satys – Secan – Sonovision Aetos – Sopra Steria – Thales – Weare Group, will be present.
Companies who will be present individually include: Airbus – Liebherr Aeropace -MBDA – Nicomatic India Electronics – Staubli Faverges – Zodiac Data Systems, and those exhibiting under the Indian flag (Alkan / Nucon Aerospace Pvt Ltd – Alten – Assystem – Bolloré Logistics – Lisi Aerospace / Ankit – Radiall – Titeflex).
Also, Rafale aircraft manufactured by Dassault Aviation and deployed by the French Air Force, a Dassault Falcon 2000S, an Airbus A330-900, an Airbus C295 and Airbus H135 and H145 helicopters will be presented.
Around fifteen GIFAS member groups and companies have set up industrial sites in India or have opened sales offices since GIFAS led an outward mission to India in April 2018 to strengthen Franco-Indian aerospace cooperation.