5th Helicopter and Small Aircraft Summit

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The 5th Helicopter and Small Aircraft Summit will be held on 25 July 2023 at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.

An Overview of the News

  • The event is jointly organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Pawan Hans Limited and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

  • The summit will be inaugurated by Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Shri Jyotiraditya M.Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel.

  • The objective of the event is to foster collaboration between industry stakeholders and policy makers, so that effective decisions can be taken that will further boost India's civil aviation industry.


  • The theme of the summit is "Reaching the last mile: Regional connectivity through helicopters and small aircraft".


  • The objective of the summit is to provide a platform to industry stakeholders and policy makers to discuss the development of the Indian helicopter and small aircraft industry.

  • One of the major objectives is to increase the coverage of UDAN schemes in remote and hilly areas with a focus on expanding rural-to-urban connectivity.

  • The event also aims to improve helicopter and small aircraft connectivity to existing and potential tourism hotspots and ensure seamless services.

Roles of helicopters and small aircraft:

  • Helicopters and small aircraft play a vital role in India's transport ecosystem, providing better access to remote areas and supporting tourism, emergency medical services and disaster management.

Advantages of small planes:

  • Small aircraft provide efficient transportation options for business and leisure travellers, promoting regional air connectivity and encouraging the exploration of lesser-known destinations.

About Madhya Pradesh

  • It is the second largest state of India by area after Rajasthan.

  • Governor -Mangubhai Patel

  • Chief Minister -Shivraj Singh Chouhan

  • Capital - Bhopal

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