SpiceJet’s in­ter­est in am­phib­ian air­craft

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation Defence & In India -

SpiceJet has been in di­a­logue with Ja­pan’s Se­touchi Hold­ings to ex­plore op­por­tu­ni­ties for 10-14 seater am­phibi­ous air­craft op­er­a­tions “to pro­vide air con­nec­tiv­ity to the re­motest parts of the coun­try.” These how­ever must be re­li­able, tough and re­silient so that they can op­er­ate from wa­ter bod­ies, gravel and grass. Demo flights of the air­craft have re­port­edly been car­ried out in Nag­pur and Guwa­hati. Ja­pan’s Se­touchi Hold­ings Inc., a pi­o­neer in the small air­craft avi­a­tion in­dus­try, is a part of the Tsuneishi Group of Hiroshima Pre­fec­ture. Se­touchi Hold­ing owns QUEST, the man­u­fac­turer of spe­cialised am­phibi­ous and non-am­phibi­ous range of air­craft glob­ally.

Pho­to­graph shows Chief Min­is­ter of As­sam Sar­bananda Sonowal, Ajay Singh CMD, SpiceJet, and Dr. Go Okazaki Ex­ec­u­tive Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Se­touchi Hold­ings Inc dur­ing demo flight ses­sion of the Quest air­craft at Guwa­hati air­liner

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