India is expected to take delivery of 1,330 business jets and 4,000 commercial aircraft in the 20- to 149-seat category over the next 20 years, according to a market forecast by Bombardier Aerospace.
The growing importance of the market is one reason planemakers are heading to India's biggest international civil aviation air show this week.
The biennial show, India Aviation 2012, will run Wednesday through Friday in Hyderabad.
India's large land mass, large population and strong economic performance are driving growth in domestic air travel in the country, Bombardier's market forecast said.
Bombardier will exhibit its Learjet 60XR, built in Wichita; Challenger 300 and Global 500 business jets; and the Q400 turboprop.
Boeing will exhibit its 787 Dreamliner, outfitted in Air India's livery.
Cessna Aircraft is not participating in the show, said spokeswoman Shanda Carney. Carney did not provide a reason for the decision.
Hawker Beechcraft will showcase its Hawker 4000, Hawker 900XP and King Air C90GTx.
Hawker Beechcraft said that more than 60 percent of all business aircraft, including turboprops and super-midsize business jets, delivered into India in the past decade have been Hawker Beechcraft products.Its turboprop market share is 86 percent, the company said.
"In the segments in which we compete, Hawker Beechcraft is proud of its market share leadership in India," Dan Keady, Hawker Beechcraft vice president for Asia, Australia and India. "For years, the family of HBC business turboprops and jets has been in-country and proving they are an excellent fit for this region."
The company has also expanded its service and support capabilities in the region, he said.