Aero India 2011

Rakesh Singh Chauhan, Torque Aviation, 2011, 96 p, $65.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Aero India 2011

Contents: Foreword. 1. Inauguration. 2. Fly past. 3. IJT, LCH, LCA and Su-30MKI. 4. Army aviation. 5. MMRCA competitors. 6. Flying bulls. 7. Suryakiran. 8. Sarang. 9. Saab340 and Saab2000. 10. GA-8 Airvan of Mahindra. 11. Falcon2000 and Superjet 100. 12. C-130J and Hansa. 13. Static display. 14. Exhibitors. 15. People.

From the Foreword: Looking at unprecedented growth of the Aviation industry in the last decade, India is forecasted to be the third largest aviation hub by year 2020. Since the turn of the millennium, Air shows have become a part of the Indian scenario and Aero India has gained international recognition. In the recently concluded show at Bangalore, a large number of aviation professionals and leading aerospace companies with their exquisite flying machines, got together to make it a mega event filled with thrilling and vibrant moments.

The eighth edition of Air show saw participation by 99 countries, nearly 100 aircraft both on static and flying display, 675 exhibitors, presence of nearly 70,000 business professionals, general visitors. The participation probably surpassed only by an Olympic event.

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