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Name: DECCAN 360
7JetSet7 Code: DEC
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: ORIENT
City: BANGALORE
Country: INDIA
Employees 77
Web: deccan360.in
Email: ceo@deccanexpress.in
Telephone: +91 080 30 360 360
Fax:
Sita:
Background
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Formed and started operations in 2009. Formerly Air Deccan (DEC). Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, cargo jet airplane services.

Address:
Embassy Square, #148, Infantry Road
Bangalore - 560001, India

INDIA (REPUBLIC OF INDIA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1947, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 3,287,590 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 970 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS NEW DELHI, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE HINDI AND ENGLISH.

May 2009: Deccan 360 (DEC) is a cargo start-up established by the former Air Deccan (DCC) founder, G R Gopinath. It started service this month with an A310F freighter flight from Delhi to Hong Kong. It is also known as "Deccan Cargo & Express Logistics."

"(DEC) will be the first Indian company to create a hub-and-spoke distribution model in the express industry in India," parent company Deccan Express Logistics (DEL) said. "(DEC)'s air and surface network will offer unmatched, next-day connectivity to more than >85% of the Indian Gross Domestic product (GDP)." (DEC) reportedly will add more A310Fs later this year, "Our plans for the future include expanding our network to 95% of India's (GDP) and spreading our reach to the international market via the Middle East and Southeast Asia," (DEC) said.

June 2010: Deccan 360 (DEC) is an express transportation and logistics company. (DEC)'s transportation network supports an extensive service portfolio, catering to different express transportation needs of industry verticals that include:
Pharmaceuticals
Machinery
Manufacturing
Retail
Electronics
Textiles
Banking

Captain Gopinath’s vision for Deccan 360:
An express cargo and logistics network which will bridge the gap between markets and consumers, metros and the hinterland, creating opportunities for people across regions to generate economic and social value at every level.

For India to become an economic powerhouse, opportunities and markets have to spread across every part of the country - from Delhi and Bangalore to small towns like Rajkot, Zirakpur and Tirupur. Currently, over >2% of India's (GDP) is either lost or wasted in the absence of storage and cargo delivery facilities. Unlike the West or even other (BRIC) nations such as China, manufacturers in smaller cities, traders in interior areas, and farmers in villages and on cash crop plantations are unable to compete in the international market because of the limiting conditions of transportation and connectivity. If, as a nation, we focus on infrastructural development and include every one of the billion Indians to participate in this revolution, air cargo and passenger traffic will show a strong positive growth. We have some way to go before we stake claim to be called a developed nation. If you want to live in Chikmagalur, you should be able to stay there not only for your weekends, but also to conduct your daily business with the facility of education, electricity, roads, airports and Internet cafes. To achieve this dream, cargo connectivity has to be embedded into the system - and that’s where Deccan 360 (DEC) chips in.

Deccan 360 (DEC) uses a host of the latest technologies to reduce cost and save time, providing its clients an opportunity to access the only logistical company to reach 47 cities in 24 hours."

Parent organization/shareholders: Deccan Aviation.

(IATA) Code: 3C. (ICAO) Code: DEC (Callsign - DECCAN).

Main Base: Bengaluru International airport, Bangalore.

Destinations: Bangalore; Chennai; Delhi; Dubai (temporarily suspended); Hong Kong; Mumbai; and Nagpur.

February 2011: ATR72-202F (456, VT-DEB), bought from ATR for Deccan Cargo (DEC).

January 2012: Ceased operations.

Fleet:
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January 2012:

3 +1 ORDER A310-324F (PW4152) (684, VT-AIN - - SEE PHOTO - - "DEC-A310-304F-2010-04;" 693, VT-AIO "VAIGAI;" 697, VT-AIP "PAMBA"). EX-(AIN)/(SIA). FREIGHTER.

2 +4 ORDERS ATR72-202F (204, EC-KIZ; 456, VT-DEB, 2011-02). EX-(SWF). FREIGHTER.

Management:
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DEC-ADVISOR-CAPT K J SAMUEL-2010-06
DEC-ADVISOR-RAM CHARANJ-2010-06
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CAPTAIN GORUR RAMASWAMY GOPINATH, CHAIRMAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER (ceo@deccanexpress.in).

He resigned from Kingfisher Red (DCC) in (2009-05).
He is a graduate of the prestigious National Defence Academy and has served in the Indian Army. A recipient of the prestigious ROLEX Award for Ecological site farming and the WIPRO PRSI Award, he is the driving force behind the organization.

Captain Gopinath needs no introduction. He is the man who revolutionized air travel in India with the inception of Air Deccan (DCC) back in 2003. His vision to open the skies of India to the 'common man' now operates over >350 flights a day, connecting 65 destinations in the country. Now Captain Gopinath, with his track record of creating successful companies, invites you to be a part of yet another revolution - - Deccan 360.

RAM CHARAN, ADVISOR, EX-(GEC)/(KLM).
Ram Charan is a highly acclaimed speaker and advisor with over >35 years of experience. He has worked with global giants like (GEC), (KLM), Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, Home Depot and Verizon. Ram Charan has coached some of the world’s most successful CEOs, helping them develop, shape and implement their strategic directions. He has also co-authored several books, including "Execution and What the CEO Wants You to Know."

CAPTAIN K J SAMUEL, ADVISOR, EX-(DCC).
Captain K J Samuel has played a key role setting up successful business ventures along with Captain Gopinath. Commissioned into the Indian Army in 1971 and a veteran of the Indo-Pak War, he joined the Aviation Wing in 1976, retiring eventually in 1992 after receiving the Sena Medal for gallantry. In the Service, Captain Samuel was a Flying Instructor and continues to be a Civil Aviation Examiner on helicopters. In 1995, he joined forces with army friend Captain Gopinath to start a private sector commercial helicopter service. He continues to be a Director of Deccan Aviation (now called Deccan Charters). In 2003, he co-founded Air Deccan (DCC) - the first budget, no-frills Indian airline. As part of Deccan 360 (DEC), his expertise goes a long way in setting (DEC) head and shoulders above the rest.

G K ANANTHA RAMAN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).
G K Anantha Raman has extremely strong credentials in finance and systems. In his last assignment for a leading player in the Indian oil and gas industry, he played a key role in taking the company to a $1.8 billion Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the Indian market.

EPHRAIM SELVARAJ, HEAD OF SALES & MARKETING.
Ephraim Selvaraj has played an important role in various start-up projects. He has over >20 years of sales and marketing experience in various industries like industrial machinery, office automation, logistics, satellite communication and advertising. Mr Selvaraj specializes in integrated marketing communications.

RAVI ACHARYA, CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) OFFICER.
Ravi Acharya has had an illustrious career spanning two decades in various industry verticals such as hospitality, service, retail and logistics. Mr Acharya has spearheaded many major Human Resource (HR) interventions which have quickly propelled companies into the "preferred employer" category, especially in the logistics/freight forwarding community.

H L RIKHYE, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO) AVIAITION, EX-(LNK)/(IND).
H L Rikhye comes with over three decades of aviation experience ranging from Flight Test Engineer to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in large national and international carriers such as SriLankan Airlines (LNK), Indian Airlines (IND), and Expo Air. During his tenure with SriLankan Airlines (LNK), Mr Rikhye played a critical role in centralizing all procurement and logistic functions and handling all aspects of airplane induction projects & setting up major maintenance facilities for A320, A330 and A340 airplanes.

 
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