Jyotiraditya Scindia flags off First Made in India Dornier Aircraft Flight
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The Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia and the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Pema Khandu today flagged off the first flight of Made in India HAL Dornier Do-228 in a bid to connect airports and Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) of Northeast India. The flight will be operational from Dibrugarh in Assam to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh and finally to Lilabari in Assam.
This flight will operate from Dibrugarh in Assam to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh and finally to Lilabari in Assam.
Public sector airline Alliance Air has entered into an agreement with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a central public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Defence, to operate Dornier aircraft manufactured in India.
With its operation, the total number of airports in the country has gone up to 140. A total of 15 airports have been established in the Northeast.
Within six months, a new greenfield airport at Hollongi will be opened in Arunachal Pradesh with a budgetary allocation of Rs 645.63 crore.
As per the Airports Authority of India, at present there are 39 (10+29) international airports in the country including 10 customs international airports. While 29 airports are under government control.
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