Mumbai, April 5: For the first time in India, Maharashtra soon will be become the manufacturer of airplanes. Maharashtra government gave a nod to set up a firm which will occupy 157 acres of land in Palghar by Thrust Aircraft Pvt Ltd. This initiative also aims to boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Thrust Aircraft Pvt Lt, Founded by Captain Amol Yadav’s indigenous airplane models, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asked the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) to allow a 157-acre land parcel at Saphale, Palghar for mass production of the airplanes.
The land will be allotted free of cost, but in return Captain Yadav has to sign a partnership with the MIDC. CM Fadnavis asked the MIDC officers to finalize the details of an agreement as soon as possible.
In a meeting, CM Fadnavis directed the officers concerned to expedite the ambitious project. Captain Yadav has built a six-seater TAC 003-plane over 18 years. Captain Yadav has also formed an aircraft production company ‘Trust Aircraft’ for the mass production of 6 and 20-seater airplanes. Captain Yadav’s plane models had created a buzz at the ‘Make in India’ exhibition last year at the Bandra Kurla Complex. Simultaneously, the process for validation of technology will be initiated in discussion with the Centre, Fadnavis said at the meeting.
CM Fadnavis assured Captain Yadav about the Director General of Civil Aviation's (DGCA) license for flying. “The Chief Minister will speak to the PM regarding the license and see that it will be issued to our company very soon,” said Mr Yadav.