The 12th edition of ‘Aero India 2019’ which will begin from February 20 to 24 will see a host of events, including some which will be held for the first time.

The five-day event will be held in Bengaluru and is likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Ministry of Defence Spokesperson Col Aman Anand.

With a tagline “Runway to a Billion Opportunities”, the event will, for the first time, provide a platform for students to display their projects pertaining to the aviation industry, the officer said.

On the inaugural day of the event, there will be a CEOs roundtable which will be attended by 15-20 major CEOs. The entire event would be overseen by a Joint Secretary level officer, Col Anand said.

On the second day, there will be a special startup on drone Olympics, while a day will be observed as Women Day and will be attended by Sunita Williams and other women achievers.

The logo of the event is inspired by the smallest supersonic aircraft – LCA Tejas . There will be two aero shows every day, while a vintage aircraft rally will also be held on one of the days.

So far, 158 Indian exhibitors and 106 foreign exhibitors have confirmed their participation for the show.

Countries like Russia, the US, Korea, Israel, Austria, UAE, Belgium, and Japan have enrolled themselves. Moreover, companies including Airbus, ABC, and Thales have confirmed to be there. A postal stamp on Aero India is also likely to be released.


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