The luxury aircraft was designed to be used by the top business classes and received an extraordinary reception. It became an event in itself. It’s Hyderabad’s Begumpet’s second edition of India Aviation. It’s a great show. You can see both large and small aircraft on display. It is a wonder to watch the tiny bird glide into the sunset. This is what attracts people to this craft up close. The afternoon heat makes the tarmac smoke in the sun.
The audible hissing of auxiliary power units can be heard all around. It’s a treat everywhere we go. There are many aircraft, both large and small. The organizers claim that there are just over 40… It’s the second edition of “India Aviation” at Hyderabad’s Begumpet airport, a display of mainly civil aircraft.
In the first edition of ‘India Aviation” in 2008, and at the same venue, the highlight was the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, making a special appearance.
This time, things are a bit different. There are more aircraft but not a giant. Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 are both heavyweights. It is the Antonov An -148, which was on display in India for the first time.
However, that does not affect the flow of things. Piaggio Aero’s twin-engine turboprop Italian aircraft, the Piaggio P180 Avanti, is not far from us. Its unique design places the main wing behind and above the horizontal stabilizer.
And as expected, it is a bit of a tight fit but luxury nevertheless, on white leather seats. This product is designed for busy business people.