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The Indian aviation industry has been rapidly expanding in the last few years with:
- the entry of several new airlines (both domestic and foreign) especially low cost operators such as Deccan Airlines, Kingfisher, and Spice Jet,
- the opening up of international routes for private domestic carriers,
- the introduction of open skies regimes with several countries like USA,
- the substantial increase in flight entitlements under bilateral agreements and
- initiation of private sector participation in the development and management of airports.
There is no doubt that the aviation sector can transform itself into a sunshine sector in the economy and act as catalyst for rapid employment generation and faster GDP growth in the country. The growth in the aviation industry has also led to substantial benefits for legal professionals specializing in aviation law.
Aviation law has evolved from basic systems to accommodate the needs of ground personnel, passengers, and aircraft owners and operators. The laws of aviation are based on an ancient legal system, but have changed significantly over the years with the introduction of faster aircraft and other newer aviation-related technologies.
Aviation's importance to national economic, social, and political life, in conjunction with its function as a national security asset, has earned it special treatment by governments around the world.