Sunday, October 28, 2012

Seaplane opportunities-Asia

There is a new interest in Seaplanes operations in Asia and some of that is being generated from emerging economies like India and Indonesia mainly. State Government's of Kerala and Goa have taken steps closer to make it attractive for Seaplane operators in the Private sector to come in and develop the sector. Our own travels to India to explore this opportunity was well received.

Indonesia has come out with a plan for having Seaplane operations. With 17,000 islands and less than 200 operational Airports, they have no other connectivity option other than to encourage and develop Seaplane services to connect with remote communities. Merpati Airlines, State owned, is buying up to 20 Seaplane in a project costing them $120 Million and Travira is planning on expanding their current single Aircraft Cessna Caravan float plane to add more of the same type.

China is looking at new operations in the Pearl River Delta and everyone knows that once China's GA market and regional airline/air taxi market opens up, that is going to be a great venue for setting up ventures. Asia is seeing growth, steady growth and in terms of bringing in new concepts to this region, the usage of Seaplanes is perhaps the most exciting and interesting one for us, since we are developing into that space as a speciality.

Jeteezy management welcomes the opportunity of talks and discussions with various Government, Quasi-Government and Private sector, to further the development, use and support of Amphibious Aircraft and Seaplanes in the Asian region.

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