The Indian state of Gujarat could become a business aviation hub by 2020, in time for the launch of the brand-new Dholera International airport.

Set up by the state government to strengthen the aviation sector, Gujarat State Aviation Infrastructure (GUJSAIL) facilitates investments in infrastructural development, training and services.

The two-runway facility can be expected to handle commercial aircraft, including the Airbus A380 aircraft, says a GUJSAIL spokesperson on the sidelines of the Aero India airshow.

He adds that the state government has also already set up a brand-new MRO company to cater for business aviation aircraft.

Its current sole hangar has the capacity for two business aircraft and two helicopters. A similar MRO facility will be built in Ankleshwar by December.

The spokesperson adds that Gujarat will have up to four new airstrips, in addition to its current three. The airstrips being developed will be at Ankleshwar, Dahej, Dholavira and Morbi. He declined to comment on when they will be ready.

Source: Cirium Dashboard