Met Shri. Nitin Gadkari for our upcoming project of Amphibian Aircrafts
August 7, 2015
Our Chairman Dr. Naveen Rao, met Shri. Nitin Gadkari for discussion about upcoming project of Amphibian Aircrafts. Amphibian Aircrafts can cater to a variety of air transportation requirements. The use of Hydroplanes in tourist destinations that are close to large water bodies like sea, lake, etc. is an obvious application. Maldives, for example, has a fairly large hydroplane operation catering to the tourism industry. Hydroplanes can also be used to access remote areas that may not have runways for normal planes to land but may have suitable water bodies on which hydroplanes can land. Hydroplanes can be used for rescue operations & providing medical services in remote areas & is a great substitute to helicopters as a hydroplane is cost-effective and provides better service. In fact, the greatest advantage of hydroplanes is that the large investments required to build airports and runways are not required for their use. There are hydroplanes that operate from a water body to another or from a regular airstrip to a water body or vice versa. The latter type is versatile and will be of greater use in conditions in India.