Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the 11th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition and declared the Aero India 2017 open today at Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru.
This edition of Aero India, for the first time, combines the defence and civil aviation segments into a holistic event with the co involvement of the defence and civil aviation ministries in the event.
This edition of Aero India sees the participation of
- 549 companies with
- 53 Aircraft gracing the event.
- total area of the show has grown from 24,403 sqm to 27,678 sqm this year.
- gross area has also increased from 2,50,000 sqm to 2,60,000 sqm.