Come this February and Bangalore will host the 9th edition of Aero India in IAF’s Yelahanka Air Station.
Since 1996 this biennial air show cum exhibition programme has been a gateway for both domestic and international defence aviation industry to market their products and services. Many well-reputed air fighter jets made their first public appearances on this show e.g., Mikoyan MiG-35, HAL Tejas, etc. Lasting for 5 days, the show has proved to be a prominent one-stop event to exhibit all the latest developments and trends in the aviation and aerospace industry.
During its last appearance in 2011, Aero India attracted participants from a total of 29 nations with more than 600 companies. This time too the numbers are expected to hit these levels if not more.
The largest overseas participation has been that from the USA followed by Israel and Russia. Some other notable ones are Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK, and Ukraine.
The event is also preparing to witness a valiant participation of different aerobatic teams – Flying Bulls from Czech Republic, Russian Knights from Russian Air Force, and IAF’s very own Sarang aerobatic team. Several B2B meetings are expected to be held on the sidelines during this mega event with inking of ground-breaking deals to be finalised.
So, if you do not want to miss this opportunity to witness the maneuvers of some of the top-class machines flying high, you ought to be at Bangalore from 6 to 10 February, 2013.