Our Executive Chairman envisions high impact on social change in emerging various strategies on growing the portfolio of owned and managed companies.
Founder and Chief Executive
"Passionate and dedicated for aviation and I do what makes me happy - money is a byproduct!"
Born 1968 and growing up in a small educated village (Pilani) with a scientist father, was an interesting way to grow up as during chess matches the discussion could be about rocket propulsion Theory! Mom's scolding to study all the time (typical Indian mother) made me plot a script after school to go to Azerbaijan (Baku) to do mechanical Engineering.
Fluent in English and Russian & engineer by profession, the first and easy step to business was leasing and then owning Russian aircraft (Ilyushin 76's) which came in cheap due to fall of the Soviets. Understood well that the Russians won't support their old technology forever so moved to Western built aircraft and naturally 747's were the right fit due feeling that growth is always towards bigger!
"Problems are all around-it is the solution I ponder about."
I believe aviation is a people management business and needs a lot smart work and emotions to manage people to perform! The responsibility of managing a lot of people and still make money made me think on priorities! Being scientific I decided to stick to the technicalities of airplane running and not the commercial part and have always been a service provider.
"Motivation-Challenges and what we learn from those!"
Emotional management (people management) & some technical knowledge by virtue of beings a master's degree in mechanical engineering let me create a aviation group well reckoned in both Rotor and fixed wing. We operate Bell412, Mi172 helicopters in India and Indonesia and Boeing 747's and IL76's in Middle East, Europe and China. Recently Bombardier's were added in India for Passenger operations.
Aviation requires responsibility and safety and we pride ourselves to be extremely cautious and technically sound. All this is because of teamwork and committed professionals some of whom are not even from technical background. For last 20 year we specialize in Cargo & MRO side of aviation and only recently we diversified to passenger operations.
"We are never late - there will be other opportunities!"
Today, fleet strength of the Group is above 50 airplanes and helicopters of various modifications and we are easily one of the biggest privately-owned groups in this part of the world. Worthwhile to mention singly owned and debt free! We specialize in Wet leasing with Saudi being a top customer along with lot of Chinese and African customers. Passenger operations in India is our new buzz word! To support our own Wet leasing operations in 3 continents we started our own MRO and crew training programmes.
"A verbal commitment is all that matters"
We specialize in air transportation for humanitarian assistance in case of Earthquakes and natural calamities or war. In addition, having a multifaceted ability and strategic thinking we also provide consultancy services to set up new airlines and ancillary services.
"I listen, and I take risks-sometimes listening to wrong advices which is a part of the risks!"
The SMS Project in Fujairah is our future project & currently the construction of the MRO space is almost finished. This is an area of 25,000 square meters (6 acfts) for narrow body and wide body maintenance for third party aircrafts & to provide various modifications using the latest systems and technologies Expected completion date is by the mid of 2019.I believe that with the right devotion and sincerity of my team, the company will develop new ventures with better opportunities leading to further progress in the years to come.