Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA) of India and Pratt & Whitney have jointly released a report titled “Social Impact of General Aviation” to bring attention to benefits that accrue to the general public. The report was released yesterday at the opening of the four-day civil aviation business exhibition and airshow, Wings India 2020, in Hyderabad.
The report focuses on the social impact of general aviation in emergency medical services (EMS), remote air connectivity, and disaster management. It points out the need to address EMS due to an aging population, increased healthcare spending, and favorable policies.
Further, it said, remote air connectivity “can overcome barriers such as lack of physical infrastructure.” The study suggests how a comprehensive set of policies can help lift social and economic status of remote regions. Meanwhile, disaster management missions—such as firefighting, search and rescue, and humanitarian aid programs—is the need of the hour, according to the report.
“The study demonstrates the importance of policies and financing models to empower fellow citizens and boost our economy,” said BAOA managing director R.K. Bali.