Optimism regarding the gradual recovery of India's commercial aviation industry was dampened yesterday in Hyderabad as the India Aviation show and conference opened amid concerns that a new 10% tax on domestic tickets could stifle growth. On the bright side, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said the industry handled the recession "with composure" and that he has "cautious optimism" about 2010. Airbus Executive VP-Marketing and Contracts Kiran Rao said India's passenger aircraft market ...

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