Minister of Civil Aviation addresses CANSO Asia Pacific Conference

Issue: 5 / 2022

General (Dr) Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd), Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation inaugurated the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Asia Pacific Conference in Goa. Rajiv Bansal, Secretary, Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO, Asia Pacific Affairs Director, CANSO PohTheen Soh were present on the occasion. The Conference was also addressed virtually by Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia who said the conference has brought together experts from across Asia Pacific, which reportedly contributes to 35 per cent to 40 per cent of global air traffic. He stated that the Indian economy is moving forward at a brisk pace and the civil aviation sector is likely to log around 400 million passengers over the next 7 to 10 years. He said the theme of the conference is contemporaneous with the Indian government’s vision under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rajiv Bansal, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation highlighted the significance of the conference for India. He said, the issues being discussed in this conference are relevant for the growth of civil aviation in India. Simon Hocquard, CANSO DG stressed upon improving efficiency. He said that improving efficiency and creating a more scalable, sustainable and resilient system has never been more urgent for the aviation industry.