Hyderabad–India Aviation 2016, the country’s biggest civil aviation show, will begin here on March 16.

The five day biennial aviation show will be formally inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Begumpet Airport.

Theme of this edition is “Indian civil aviation sector: Potential as global manufacturing MRO hub.”

Leading aircraft and helicopter manufacturers like Boeing, Airbus, Textron, Embraer, Gulfstream, Dassault, Agusta Westland, Bell Helicopters, Russian Helicopters will take part in the show.

Some well-known engine manufacturers – CFM, UTC, GE Aviation, Rolls Royce, Pratt & Whitney will showcase their products and expertise

The first three days will be only for business visitors while on the last days it will be thrown open to general public.

Latest aircraft will be displayed by various manufacturers and exhibitors.

Delegations led by ministers and senior government officials from more than 25 countries including US, Canada, France Jamaica, Mauritius, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, South Korea, Greece, Malaysia, UAE and others will participate

There will be an international conference and four different business sessions for India aviation.

A global CEOs Forum will also be held in conjunction with the show.

The event will also have ‘Make in India’ pavilion which will give an insight to the international audience on the investment opportunities and policies of the government in the civil aviation sector.

An awareness session will be held for the public on the various aspects on civil aviation such as manufacturing, MROs, safety, ATC, ground handling and career opportunities in these areas.

A theme pavilion will showcase the important milestones of the civil aviation sector in India, its growth story and how it will emerge as the third largest civil aviation industry by 2020.