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The Financial Express, July 2009

PCI firmly spreads its wings into Indian aerospace





The new economy is compelling in its dynamics. Aviation and Aerospace sectors are fast-becoming the pillars of infrastructure in India & the sub-continent.Infact the sector is sure to play a stellar role in the years to come in the region. The growth in the Aviation and Aerospace sectors is a natural bye-product of the pace and movement called for by the new economy.


PCI Ltd has in fact been a long-standing player on the Indian aviation scene. However, it was only during the past couple of years PCI diversified into Aerospace with the specific objective of providing state-of-the-art aircraft to address needs of various sections of the economy. The Aerospace Division of PCI has tied up with Diamond Aircraft Industries to offer a complete range of high-technology single engine, twin engine & Jet aircraft, flight simulator solutions and advanced aerial surveillance solutions.


Through its range of the sleek aircraft, the Aerospace Division addresses the needs of corporate houses, flying schools, hobby & adventure flying needs. As a provider of a highly fuel-efficient aircraft as well as state of the art flight simulator solutions, PCI also proves to be an ideal resource for aviation training schools and point to point taxi/charter services. Included in the Diamond Aircraft range are the world’s first & only piston aircraft with advanced airframe such as fully composite construction, high-end avionics & engines with unique options. Among the many unique advantages that these aircraft are known to deliver are their ability to allow for the luxury of comfortable travel-both in terms of seating &baggage; state of the art engineering complete with dual power levers to offer jet-like thrust control and provide for simple operation to reduce pilot fatigue as well as fully IFR equipped with Garmin GI000 and known ice protection.


In fact PCI has also collaborated with Diamond Airborne Sensing to offer a complete range of piloted or unmanned flying solutions to address various surveillance & mapping needs through the Multi Purpose Platform specially designed to carry multi-functional aerial sensor equipment. Capable of operating in all-weather conditions and a wide range of speeds the aircraft can fly for up to 12.5 hours in the monitoring mode—without refuelling.It has the unique capability to fly on both Jet A1 as well as automotive diesel fuel. Coming in addition to an astonishingly low fuel consumption, the MPP can cut the surveillance costs by nearly half making it ideally suited for aerial surveillance using cameras & infrared technologies, the multi-feature MPP can also be used for 3D city mapping by simply flying over the zone.  This range of the Aerospace Division’s offerings finds itself ideally suited to needs as diverse as Intelligence gathering, Reconnaissance, Geocentric data Acquisition, Infrastructure monitoring, Environmental surveillance etc.


Through its Aviation Division, PCI continues to offer a vast range of ground-support equipment that complies with the latest marketing specifications as well a1 technical parameters and performance, sound-proofing, safety support quality etc. The Aviation Division has tie-ups with technology majors such as: Schopf (Germany); Guinault (France); and Piller (Germany) among others.


PCI as a company & indeed the Prime Group as a whole-has grown from being a prime idea over two decades ago into a multi-activity organization catering to a wide spectrum of high-tech industries including power & energy, electronics, investment castings, precision engineering, machine tools, aviation & aerospcae,information technology to name a few.


In the years ahead, the company is poised to grow exponentially. At PCI, the mantra remains "looking beyond tomorrow" and in keeping with this philosophy, PCI continues to keep scanning the environment for new technologies and how these can impact or supplement the growth of the economy in turn. The focus has been clearly on identifying key front end technologies as much as key technology majors who can collaborate in the company's effort to bring into the country (and the region) products that are not just of the right quality but also be technologically dependable and scalable so as to generate maximum returns for the investments made by clients for such products and technologies.


As per the group’s founder-chairman & managing director, Padmashri Shri Surinder Mehta, “It’s my desire to see Prime Group scale newer heights and achieve continued excellence that clearly contributes towards India’s economic development and building a better future globally.”