Civil Aviation Ministry Current Affairs - 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and National Aviation University (NAU) to enhance human resource availability in India’s aviation industry.
The three parties to the MoU formalised this partnership on sidelines of Wings India 2018 held in Hyderabad, Telangana. Under the agreement, signatory institutions will leverage existing infrastructure for training in India to expand reach of vocational training in aviation disciplines. It also provides for developing closer academic cooperation between IATA and National Aviation University.
India is expected to be third largest aviation market in the world behind China and US by 2024. It is forecasted to grow to a market size of 480 million passengers in 2036. This partnership will help contribute to human resource capacity building for India.
Wings India 2018
It was international exhibition and conference on civil aviation sector hosted from March 8-10, 2018 at the Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad. It provided forum for rapidly changing dynamics of aviation sector. It was jointly organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India (AAI). Its theme was ‘India – Global Aviation Hub’. It hosted numerous conferences focusing on aviation policy issues and business aspects with eminent speakers, policy makers and experts.
International Air Transport Association (IATA)
- IATA is trade association of the world’s airlines. It was established in April 1945 and is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with Executive Offices in Geneva, Switzerland.
- It supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards. Its mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry.
- It comprises 278 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries under its ambit. IATA’s member airlines account for carrying approximately 83% of total aviation traffic across the world.
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The Union Civil Aviation Ministry has given clearance for four greenfield airports in two states.
Of the total four approved greenfield airports, three will be in Andhra Pradesh and one at international airport at Dholera in Gujarat.
- In Andhra Pradesh greenfield airport will be developed at Nellore and Kurnool districts of under a public-private partnership.
- These two of the three airports proposed at Andhra Pradesh are likely to be no-frills one.
- Ministry also has given site clearance for the Bhogapuram airport in Andhra Pradesh which is about 40 km from Visakhapatnam (Vizag).
- The international airport at Dholera in Ahmedabad is expected to reduce the air traffic load at the existing Ahmedabad airport.
- Earlier Union Environment Ministry had given the environmental clearance to 1,378 crore rupees Dholera airport project.
Greenfield Airport: It is a new airport which is constructed on an undeveloped site. It is built from scratch on a new location because the existing airport is unable to meet the traffic requirements.
Brownfield projects: These projects are usually undertaken to modify or upgraded from existing facilities.