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President to inaugurate mega aviation expo in Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD (PTI): Global civil aviation majors will take part in a mega expo which is likely to be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee in Hyderabad on March 16.

The fifth edition of 'India Aviation 2016' is to be held at Begumpet Airport and the five-day event has been organised by Ministry of Civil Aviation along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

The theme of this year's show is 'Indian Civil Aviation Sector: Potential As Global Manufacturing and MRO Hub'.

More than 200 major participants, including aircraft and helicopter makers, are expected at the show. Leading players associated with aviation and related businesses like Boeing, Airbus, Textron, Embraer, Gulfstream, Dassault, Agusta Westland, Bell Helicopters and Russian Helicopters will also take part in the expo.

"Some well-known engine manufacturers like CFM, UTC, GE Aviation, Rolls Royce and Pratt and Whitney will showcase their products and expertise," a statement from FICCI said.

The event is supported by Air India, Airports Authority of India, Director General Civil Aviation, Pawan Hans, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, Farnborough International, SP Guide Publications, Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries and Business Aircraft Operators Association, it added.

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