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Saturday, February 5, 2011

China confirms Aero India participation; 80% of work completed at Yelahanka; total 97 aircraft at show

Anantha Krishnan M. | Aviation Week |
Yelahanka | Bangalore | India | Feb. 4 |
A military source has confirmed to Aviation Week that a delegation of Chinese journalists and businesspeople will be present during the five-day Aero India show opening Feb. 9 in Bengaluru. China, Pakistan and Iran were not among the initial roster of invitees. “China has accepted India’s invitation,” the source says.
Meanwhile, Wing Cdr. M.D. Singh, joint director of the Defense Exhibition Organization, says Russia will be sending the Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 regional jet. “It would be in the business jet segment,” Singh says. “The prominent aircraft that have already arrived include Eurofighter Typhoons, Gripen and [the] Omega Air Refueling Tanker.”
In a related development, an Indian Air Force official clarified that this would be not the last air show for its stunt team (Suryakirans). The clarification comes close on the heels of a media report saying that Suryakirans would bid goodbye this time.
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