At the meeting, the Union minister conveyed that he would help develop the aviation industry in the northeast.
The meeting focused on the importance of the aviation industry in the region and the various ways of promoting it. At present, the College of Aeronautical Engineering and the Assam Flying Club are the region's only Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) institute and flying school, respectively.
Present at the meeting were former Vice Chief of Indian Air Force, Air Marshal (retd) P K Barbora, ex-DG of DGCA Kanu Gohain and founder of the College of Aeronautical Engineering and honorary secretary of the Assam Flying Club Bikrom Singha Lahkar.
Besides sounding out the Union minister on the need for aviation in the region, the participants also said three aircrafts should be sanctioned for the flying school to train pilots. They said the club's revival was imperative if quality pilots are to be produced in the northeast.