Our Way to an Aviation Hub - Carter De Costa & Co., Chartered

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On our way to an
Aviation Hub
Presented by
Ministry of Civil Aviation
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Mahinda Chinthana has given clear
directions for Sri Lanka to become the
Aviation Hub in Asia
Sri Lanka is well placed strategically to
become the center of aviation in the region
in all areas of aviation related activity
Not only as a passenger hub, but also for
aircraft maintenance, manufacture of
components, aviation training, cargo
transshipment and as a sea-air hub at
Hambantota
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Sri Lanka has an excellent track record in
airline safety and security.
Independent audit by ICAO placed Sri Lanka
1st in South-Asia (SAARC)
4th in Asia-Pacific
(out of 34 countries after South Korea, Singapore
and Japan)
for degree of compliance with international
standards locally
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Sri Lanka is already on it’s way towards
becoming a Hub
We passed the 50,000 aircraft movements per
annum mark for the first time in 2013
Passenger movements increased to 7.3 million
in 2013
Air cargo handling increased by 9% in 2013
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Ministry of Civil Aviation
Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka
Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd
SriLankan Airlines
Mihin Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.
Shipping & Aviation Information Research
Institute
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Training &
Research Facilities
Aviation related
activities
Improvement of
Passenger
Services
Sri
Lanka
as an
Aviation
Hub
Improvement of
International
Aviation Affairs
Development of
National
Airlines
Development of
Airports
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1. Development of Airports
Mattala Rajapaksa
International Airport
Phase I - 1 million pax per annum
Phase II – 5 million pax per annum
• Alternate International Airport
• Can handle the largest aircraft
• Strategically situated
Bandaranaike International Airport
Current capacity 6 Mn. Pax per annum
(BIA handled 7.3 Mn.passengers in 2013)
Phase II Stage 2 commencing 2014
Total handling capacity 15 Million. pax per
annum
In the interim, existing terminal expansion in
2014 to cater to excess passenger capacity
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Domestic airport development
Already developed
Ratmalana – Colombo Airport
Ampara, Iranamadu, Anuradhapura, China Bay
In the process
Batticaloa, Palavi and Kandy
Free Zone at MRIA gazzeted
BOI approved investments
Hotels, Shopping malls, Entertainment parks
Sea – Air HUB at Hambantota
Connecting Magampura Port & MRIA
Cargo Transhipment
Leisure activity – cruise liners
Fuel bunkering
Logistic support for the port
2. Strengthening of National
Airlines
Competitive modern fleet
Replacement of A340’s with A350’s & A330’s
commencing in October 2014
Fleet Expansion
2013
2016
Sri Lankan
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Mihin Lanka
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Cabin modernization
Becoming competitive in Business Class segment
Part of the wide body fleet already upgraded
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3. Improvement of International
Aviation Affairs
Entering into new Bilateral Agreements
and revising existing agreements
2013 - new agreements signed with
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Spain, N Zealand,
Ethiopia & Finland
2013 - agreements revised with Seychelles, India,
Greece & S. Korea
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4. Improvement of Passenger
Services
Self Check - in counters operated
by SriLankan airlines at BIA
Streamlining taxi service
600 permits issued to taxi operators at BIA
Silk route facility
Passengers travelling an all classes can access on
payment of a nominal fee
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Optimization of Airspace
Utilization of the existing capacity to maximum
Modernize the navigation systems
2013 upgraded HF communication systems to
cover entire FIR
ADS-B (Automatic Dependence Surveillance –
Broadcast)
ready by early 2015
PBN (Performance Based Navigation)
to be Implemented in 2015
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Domestic Passenger Air Transportation
Liberalized policy introduced to encourage
domestic carriers with private sector
participation
Amphibian air transport encouraged
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5. Aviation Related Activities
MRO
(maintenance, Repair, Overhaul)
Infrastructure now being built in MRIA
Airline catering
Done by SriLankan catering at BIA and MRIA
Promoting local produce
Most of food items for airlines now purchased locally
MRIA will cater to quick dispatch of perishable items
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6. Training & Research Facilities
SriLankan Airlines training courses at BIA
Technical training
Advance flight training – type rating
(includes foreign pilot training)
Service training
International Aviation Academy
(IATA accredited courses)
Integration of all training to form the Advanced Aviation
Academy at Mattala is planned over the next two years
Sri Lanka Air Force
Performs Helicopter Underwater Egress
Training (HUET) for all civilians who wish to do
off shore operations
Training of staff in civilian carriers in first aid
and Aviation Medicine related subjects
Plays a major role in domestic civilian flight
operations and in construction of domestic
airports
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Areas needing priority
Close collaboration between the Hubs
More investments in relation to the airports and especially
the Mattala free zone
Development of good links between the tour operators,
airlines and tourist industry in general
National airlines to be strengthened
Cargo trans-shipment to be enhanced
Expansion of aviation related training and research
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Thank You…
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