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First commercial aeroplane made in India will start flying from now

On April 12, 2022, the first-ever 'Made in India' commercial jet will take to the skies. Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will flag off
First commercial aeroplane made in India will start flying from now
First commercial made in India aircraft

Alliance Air will operate the 17-seater passenger aircraft. It will begin flying today and give air connection to Arunachal Pradesh's rural communities. The aircraft's operation will increase air connection between the North East and the rest of India, making it a significant milestone in Indian aviation history.

Features of Dornier Aircraft

The Dornier 228 is a 17-seater non-pressurized aircraft with an AC cabin that can fly at any time of day or night. The light transport plane will improve regional connections in the northeastern United States. Two of these planes were handed over to Alliance Air last week, and one of them has been moved to Dibrugarh airport for its inaugural flight.

The Dornier aircraft will provide air access to isolated parts of eastern Arunachal Pradesh, especially those near Myanmar and China's borders. The aircraft will make its first journey from Dibrugarh to Pasighat, and then fly to other cities in Arunachal Pradesh, including Tezu and Ziro, during the following 15 to 20 days as part of phase one of the project. Aircraft will connect Mechuka, Vijaynagar, and other locations in the second phase.

People residing in these remote towns in eastern Arunachal Pradesh must travel for at least 1-5 days to reach the nearest airports in Assam, Dibrugarh and Lilabari.

The government's Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) regional connectivity initiative includes improving connectivity in the northeastern states. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, and his colleague from Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu will be present for the debut commercial flight's take-off. Under the UDAN initiative, Scindia declared on August 19, 2021 that the Centre wanted to construct 1,000 new air routes and 100 new airports by 2025.