Airbus, at present, has more than 300 aircrafts flying in the Indian skies and another 530 have been ordered by Indian carriers. Airbus will be delivering one plane on an average per week to airlines in India over the next 10 years.
The company in its India market forecast estimated that the country would need 1,750 new aircraft over the next 20 years (2017-2036), comprising 1,320 single-aisle and 430 wide-body planes, valued at $255 billion.
The minister is in Paris for the meeting of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He will also participate in the meeting of key WTO (World Trade Organisation) members on the sidelines of OECD meet.
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Visited the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. Growing Indian aviation sector, stress on regional connectivity leading to more demand. It is also an opportunity for global aircraft manufacturers,” the minister tweeted after the visit.
“Impressed upon them to Make In India. We will work on a roadmap,” the minister said.
“I will be meeting top bosses of Airbus and try to request them to start manufacturing aircraft in India”. the minister said.