Need wider ecosystem for air cargo, aviation: Scindia

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation said, a broader ecosystem of civil aviation needs to be set up in the country, including cargo, drones, flight training schools and MRO facilities. “With India’s airport infra and airlines well in place, it is time to lay a wider focus on the sector,” he said, during his virtual address recently. He said it is important to look at the sector in entirety in addition to the focus areas of airports and airlines. Focusing on cargo, drones, flying training organizations, ground handling of the ecosystem, he said, “Too much preponderance has traditionally been on airlines and airports because they are the lynchpins of the ecosystem of civil aviation. But now that these lynchpins have come into place in a formidable manner in our country, it is important to set up in place the ecosystem of civil aviation and that ecosystem comprises multiple myriad areas within civil aviation.”