Raju Ranjan Gogoi

Raju Ranjan Gogoi, with over 10 years’ experience in the aviation industry, has expertise in operations to India and served as Manager, Operations India & Subcontinent, Universal Aviation India until January 2016. Rajan has a university degree in aviation management and an MBA in Customer Relationship Management, and spent several years in commercial flight dispatch and handling. Raju is fluent in English and Hindi as well as in regional dialects of Assamese and Bengali.

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Business Aircraft Ops to India – Visa Requirements, Local Area, Hotels and Culture

Business Aircraft Ops to India – Visa Requirements, Local Area, Hotels and Culture

For flight crew operating to India there’s much to look forward to and enjoy. India is the second most populous country in the world and home to diverse geography, culture, architecture, and ethnicity. For the most successful general aviation (GA) operation to this region…

December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Additional Flight Planning Considerations & Weather

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Additional Flight Planning Considerations & Weather

When planning a business aircraft mission to India, it’s important to be aware of all relevant flight planning requirements for the country and the particular airports. Your 3rd-party provider can supply the latest information and assorted tips on local requirements, restrictions, and credit considerations…

December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Flight Planning

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Flight Planning

Flight planning requirements for India depend on where you’re flying to and whether your destination is a civilian or military airfield. While India has become a friendlier operating environment for business aviation, over recent years it still strictly adheres to its rules, procedures, and unique requirements…

December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Military Airports, Special Requirements & Airport Slots

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Military Airports, Special Requirements & Airport Slots

When operating to military airports in India – and there are several popular joint use civilian/military airfields open to general aviation (GA) – additional permit, lead time and operational considerations enter the mix in terms of trip planning. Additionally, you will need to be aware of special operating requirements, and the slot process…

November 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Permit Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Permit Considerations

While permit lead times for India have reduced over recent years there are certain regulatory nuances to consider during the business aviation trip planning process. Your 3rd-party provider and local ground handler both provide essential services …

November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: CIQ Requirements

Business Aircraft Ops to India: CIQ Requirements

While customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) is traditionally cleared in-terminal at airports in India there are steps your local ground handler can take to expedite this process…

November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Fueling and Security

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Fueling and Security

When you operate to India, fuel uplifts are usually reliable, on time, and competitive at most larger airports. At smaller airfields, however, you may have access to just a single fuel supplier, and advance arrangement of uplift and fuel credit often becomes a more important consideration…

October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Additional Services & Operating Costs

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Additional Services & Operating Costs

When you operate to India, your ground handler will orchestrate all additional service requirements and credit arrangements with advance notification. At smaller and more remote airport locations, however, it’s best to plan on additional lead time for ground handling requests. This is particularly true if you need…

October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Ground Handling

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Ground Handling

The General Aviation (GA) ground handling and regulatory experience in India has improved over recent years, and the process has become more user-friendly. For example, even lead time requirements for operations to military airfields have reduced to as little as half the time it used to […]

October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Airport Operations

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Airport Operations

Airport traffic in India is on the upswing, as a result of significant growth in scheduled commercial and low-cost carrier operations. General Aviation (GA) operators need to be mindful of peak commercial traffic periods along with potential parking challenges.

October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to India: Airport Options

Business Aircraft Ops to India: Airport Options

General Aviation (GA) operators routinely travel to India for both business and tourism. We’ve seen tremendous increases in GA operations to the country over recent years due primarily to growth in business opportunities. To maximize efficiency and flexibility of flight operations to the Indian […]

October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More