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India’s first ‘Air Taxi Service’ launched by Haryana Government: Check routes, fares and other details

By Jagran

On 14 January 2021, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated India’s first air taxi service from Chandigarh Airport under the UDAN scheme of the Central Government.

Speaking on the occasion, Haryana CM Khattar stated, “For the first time in the country, a small aircraft in the form of an air taxi is being used for services.”

Highlights: 

1- The air taxi has the capacity to seat one pilot and three passengers. 

2- This air taxi is the lightest twin-engine plane in the world with a weight of 760 kg (empty weight).

3- It can fly on Avgas/ Standard 92 Octane petroleum, instead of ATF (Aviation Turbine Fuel).

4- It has a range of 742 nautical miles. 

5- The air taxi houses small twin-engine Tecnam P2006T.

6- It is produced by Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam.

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