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  1. Kunal Biswas

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    Single Engine Regional Air travel ..

    Condition : Need For Regional Airline

    The topic raised here as India is a huge country with a billion plus population and has huge potential for regional air-travel, People here have money and have willing to travel by air but unfortunately this country has none in mass, Over that their are plenty of unused Airport all over the country in hundreds according to this report ===========>>

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    So, In short their are infrastructure though no maintain and outdated and hence scope for establishing Gov / Pvt Airline, Taking an example of United States where regional airlines were an important building block of today's passenger air system. The U.S. Government encouraged the forming of regional airlines to provide services from smaller communities to larger towns, where air passengers could connect to a larger network.

    Such System Designed to facilitate transportation between small General Aviation airports using small aircraft as an alternative to traditional airline travel. A new generation of personal transportation aircraft were developed by industry from around the world. These new aircraft appear to be economically and operationally viable for use in on-demand transportation fleet operations.

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    There are two main ways for a regional airline to do business:

    1. As an affiliated airline, contracting with a major airline, operating under their brand name, and filling two roles: delivering passengers to the major airline’s hubs from surrounding communities, known as regional feeds, and increasing frequency of service on mainline routes during times when demand does not warrant use of large aircraft, known as commuter flights.

    2. Operating as an independent airline under their own brand, mostly providing service to small and isolated communities, for whom the airline is the only reasonable link to a larger town.

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    India’s first intrastate Airlines in MP

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    Why has this thread been closed?
     
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    Accelerated efforts on to develop North East states: VK Singh

    India today said plans are afoot to form a regional airline to improve air connectivity in eight North Eastern states, including Arunachal Pradesh, besides accelerating the development of rail and road networks in the remote region.

    On a visit to China to attend a conference on the peace and security in Afghanistan, Minister of State for External Affairs and North East Region V K Singh declined to comment on different perceptions India and China have on development of the border region due to the boundary dispute.


    Singh, who was the former Army Chief, gave a broad outline about how development plans are being carried out to improve the infrastructure and employment opportunity in the eight states including Arunachal Pradesh which China claims as Southern Tibet.

    He said a regional airline is being contemplated to operate small aircraft which can carry passengers and connect them to Air India at a bigger airports.

    He specially spoke of Arunachal Pradesh where an airport is coming up at its capital Itanagar.

    Land problem has been sorted and the airport is coming up, he said listing out two other small airports in the border state.

    "Hopefully Tawang will take aircraft some day but it will take time," he said referring to the border town.

    An airport is difficult there due to problems in acquiring the land as it was a hilly area, he said.

    Singh said after the new government came to power, 58 per cent increase in railway budget allocation has been made for the region and accelerated efforts were being made to develop highways in the area.

    Also inland water ways over Brahmaputra and Barrack are being developed, he said.

    On concerns over China constructing dams over Brahmaputra rive, he said an integrated study of the Brahmaputra basin is being carried out, specially the water availability of its tributaries.

    The study will provide the data needed to assess Brahmaputra water flows, he said.

    First priority is to develop infrastructure in all the eight North East states, followed by job creation and skill development.

    The first skill development school in Guwahati and soon other states too will have a school each, he said.

    Besides Arunachal Pradesh eight North East states are: Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland Tripura and Sikkim.

    Accelerated efforts on to develop North East states: VK Singh - Economic Times
     
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    Condition : Poor Infrastructure & Short Runways

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    Majority of these Airports, Are nothing but simple runways with no standing infrastructure for support, Even the condition of runways are very poor with limited length of runways under 1000ms, Operation of large or even medium Aircraft are difficult from here but Light, An Airport design to operate passengers and Aircraft consist facilities to store and maintain aircraft, and a control tower. An airport consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals. Larger airports may have fixed base operator services, airport aprons, air traffic control centres, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services.

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    Renovation of such small airports are important but that is time consuming effort if one is looking for a world class airport in one go, To make sure operational Airports of the existing Airstrips, It is important to take only needed measure to make sure Airport gets operational, In time the other important elements can be added ..

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    Low-cost airports have been in the news recently, it highlights the growing rush by state governments keen to develop low-cost airports in Tier-II and Tier-III cities. States like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are busy acquiring land and handing out sops to attract private bids to set up such airports. In all, some 37 greenfield or unutilised airport projects have been identified by various states.

    Seeking Landing Rights: Proposed sites for low-cost airports

    Maharashtra - Kolhapur, Latur, Yavatmal, Ratnagiri, Nanded, Osmanabad, Sholapur, Karad, Sangli, Amravati, Gondia, Baramati, Shirdi, Jalgaon, Solapur, Akola
    Karnataka - Shimoga, Gulbarga, Hassan, Bijapur, Bellary, Karwar
    Andhra Pradesh - Nellore, Kadapa/Ongole, Ramagundam, Tadepalligudem
    Tamil Nadu - Tuticorin, Sriperumbudur
    Kerala - Kannur
    Rajasthan - Ajmer, Mount Abu
    West Bengal - Kanchrapara, Barrackpore, Durgapur
    Orissa - Jharsuguda
    Punjab Ludhiana, Patiala

    The Tata Group has tied up with Singapore's Changi, while German Fraport AG has joined hands with dlf. Other interested firms include the Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Energy and infrastructure majors GMR, GVK, L&T and the Raheja Group. "These low-cost airports will encourage economic activity in small districts and towns, help in decongesting the metro airports and also give an impetus to regional airlines,Globally, of course, such airports provide alternatives to the major hub airports and are used by low-cost carriers flying smaller aircraft. "These airports have to be more convenient and cheaper for its users. It has just an airstrip, a basic terminal building with air traffic control and night-landing facilities. A typical low-cost airport with no frills can be built for Rs 40-50 crore," says Captain Gopinath, MD, Air Deccan, a member of the GVK, Raheja and IDFC consortium that is looking at cities in Andhra as possible destinations.

    A more liberal public-private model for such airports is being put in place. A new policy on greenfield airports, recently submitted to the cabinet for approval, allows state governments to set up such airports by themselves or through any designated entity or a joint venture company. "These airports are expected to allow up to 100 per cent foreign ownership where investors could even be foreign airport companies or airlines,'' Maharashtra has decided to hand over 16 small airports and airstrips in the state to private parties for development. "We will offer huge real estate opportunities to set up IT parks, flying clubs etc and offer discounted ATF," says R.C. Sinha, MD, Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation. Apart from Amravati, Maharashtra is also looking at developing basic airports at cities like Yavatmal and Ratnagiri. In the same vein,

    R. Ramasundaram, chairman, Tamil Nadu Investment Development Corporation, says, "There is a large scope of connecting manufacturing hubs Sriperumbudur and Tuticorin. Especially as there is demand given that all domestic airlines have exponentially increased their flights to other existing non-metro airports like Trichy and Coimbatore."

    Andhra too is in conversation with Captain Gopinath. Says he: "An Air Deccan team has already spoken to the Andhra government and the state is keen on building low-cost airports near Adilabad, Nellur and Khammam and so on." Kerala is also planning to develop the Kannur airport on the lines of the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL), India's first privately owned airport. Says A.C.K. Nair, airport director, CIAL, "We have been approached by various state governments and private consortiums to partner and build low-cost airports across the country. But, instead of going through a bidding process, we would like to be preferential invitees." Other states like West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh are also getting into the act.

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    Just to add, Gov airline should come forward first and expect others latter ..

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    Sir will open it as soon as its over ..

     
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    Condition : Need For Affordable Rugged Passenger Aircraft

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    The present limitation in most of the small Airports in India that they have small rough Runways, These Runways are under 1000ms, To operate aircraft, The aircraft must have strong landing gears, It should have short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability, further these Aircraft must be less expensive and must have lesser operational and maintenance cost, Finding such aircraft are rare but few are there such as Antonov An-3, It is single-engine biplane aircraft designed and manufactured by the Antonov Design Bureau, Most important feature is it require just Take-off run 150 m, landing run 215 m , It has a pneumatic brake system (similar to those used on heavy road vehicles) to stop on short runways. It has Capacity of carrying 12 passengers at ranges of 550 km.

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    The Cessna 208 Caravan is a single-engined turboprop, fixed-tricycle landing gear, short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft that is built in the United States by Cessna. The airplane typically seats nine passengers with a single pilot, although with a FAR Part 23 waiver it can seat up to fourteen passengers. to 1,996 km, But its not known how much runway required to take off or land ..

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    STOL Takeoff and Landing Distance: 1200 ft (366m)
     
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    @Kunal
    If a large international airline like air india is so poorly run how would these regional airlines fare?
     
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    Sir, What is needed now that the system which is projected here need to run on first place, We need to kick start the engine at first and see the preform-ace is a second, So does the tune up at third ..

    Their is serious need for such transportation which is yet to be implemented in large scale ..

     
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    Three things in infrastructure transportation need to be priorities
    1 . better roads
    2 . better rail
    3 . Air transport

    All these are issues but I would make energy security the greatest priority
     
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    best suited for shuttle service between warangal airport and Hyderabad international airport

    warangal Mamnoor airport does have a functional runawy because it is used by NCC air wing and does have 2 hangers which were used to store motor gliders , ther were used by grey hounds for areal survey for naxal combing operations in the past last been there in 2009 i have been there in my recent trip to India

    Mamnoor airport 1981

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    According to the Airport Authority of India (AAI), another 445 acres of land was needed for the construction of airport at the Mamunoor airstrip situated on the outskirts of the town. The officials have planned to acquire the land in the villages Mamunoor, Nakkalapalli and Timmapur adjoining the airstrip. A survey in this connection would soon be taken up followed by the process of land acquisition.

    Nizam-era airport lies neglected

    MAMNOOR (Warangal): The largest pre-independence era airport, built by the Nizams at Mamnoor in Warangal district may be now set to do a vanishing act soon, thanks to the apathy of the authorities.

    While local residents continue to battle for the development of the airport, to bring it to current AAI specifications, political leaders and other public representatives are allegedly conspiring with corporations to use the land for other purposes. A Warangal MP is also recommending the land be handed over to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to build a facility for helicopter manufacturing, a move that is creating no small tension in the district.

    District collector B Rahul confirmed that the Warangal MP had requested him to forward the letter for transfer to HAL to the Principal secretary of Industries.

    On Thursday, hundreds of women participated in a rally to the Mamnoor airport runway, in a protest where they also expressed themselves using 'rangolis'. They also shouted slogans against Seemandhra leaders and the Chief Minister who hails from that region, and accused them of duping the T-region people.

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) had agreed to develop the air ports at Mamnoor and Kadapa simultaneously, and even signed an MOU to the effect on 30th March, 2007. However, the authority has thus far concentrated on only on Kadapa airport only.

    The airport at Mamnoor was established in 1930 by the Nizam Nawab, along with one at Sholapur to benefit the businesses, at Sirpurkagaznagar for the paper industry's convenience, and to help industries like the Azam Zahi mills at Warangal. It was the largest airport in the country at the time, with 1875 acres in land, a 6.6 kms runway, a pilot and staff quarters, a pilot training centre and more than one terminal. It remained in service until 1981.

    Numerous PMs and Presidents have landed at the airport until 1981, and during the Indo-China war, it served as a hangar for government aircraft due to Delhi airport being a target in combat. Many cargo services and Vayudooth services have also used it as their hub.

    Nizam-era airport lies neglected - The Times of India
     
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    An-2-100 has the engine MS-14

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    How many An-2 is operated in India? The cost of reworking An-3 is 2 mln. dollars. The cost of rework in the An-2-100 - $ 1 million. Cuba already remodels party An-2.
     
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    I wonder if we have An 2 in India.

    Most of our small aircraft are of US origin, if I am not mistaken.
     
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    Presently their are no AN-2 /3 in India not even in Military ..

    But it suits the need and environment in India ..
     
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    If not, don't need to buy. To fly the An-2 is unpleasant. Slow, small height. The plane shakes constantly from the air pockets .
    The most important advantage - he is cheap.
     
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    @Kunal,

    We were operating Doniers.

    Still in service?

    I fly in it once. Not very pleasant.
     
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    Sir, Doniers may be still active, Here`s a photo of it under ' Indian Airlines ' ..

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    The reason i liked AN-2/3 coz they are rugged , Single Engine , short takeoff and landing (STOL) Capability suits our many rough and sort runways ..

    I don't believe the interior are so bad compare to Do-228 which operate in Indian services ..

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