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  • December 3, 2018
    Exciting Times: Alpha Bravo Collins
    By Jayant Baranwal

    United Technologies’ acquisition of Rockwell Collins is one of the largest acquisitions and mergers in the history of aerospace world. This acquisition brings together Rockwell Collins alongwith UTC Aerospace Systems to create Collins Aerospace Systems

  • July 12, 2018
    Vistara to buy aircraft worth $ 3.1 billion from Airbus, Boeing
    By Rohit Srivastava

    In a much anticipated aircraft deal of the year, Air Vistara, an airlines jointly owned by Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, will purchase 13 A320neo family aircraft from Airbus and six 787-9 Dreamliner from Boeing for $ 3.1 billion.

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    February 23, 2018
    Mahindra Aerospace and Viking Air form strategic alliance
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Mahindra Aerospace has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canada's Viking Air to "leverage their unique and complementary resources" to form a strategic alliance to exploit the upcoming business opportunities in India's regional aviation sector.

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    February 1, 2018
    UDAN scheme gets a major push in the Union Budget 2018-19
    By Arpita Kala

    While Civil Aviation Minister of State Jayant Sinha had declared the Union Budget 2018-19 as a ‘political document’, some of the plans mentioned in the fiscal budget may bode well for Indian aviation especially for the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme. From improving flight operations due to poor visibility during smog in winter months to expanding the airports, many grand plans were unveiled.

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    January 3, 2018
    Minister of Civil Aviation unveils the inaugural issue of SP’s Civil Aviation Yearbook
    By Neetu Dhulia

    With the New Year cheer abuzz, SP’s has a new reason to cheer! SP’s introduced the ‘SP’s Civil Aviation Yearbook (SP’s CAYB)’.

  • November 4, 2017
    Emirates 100th A380 eases Airbus heartburn
    By Bikram Vohra, Dubai

    What Emirates would really need as evidence is that the A380 has a tangible validity in the market of the future is at least a sale of another 50 aircraft to another carrier or two.

  • July 31, 2017
    Boeing forecasts a demand of 2,100 new airplanes in India worth $290 billion over next 20 years
    By Neetu Dhulia

    The Company released its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) for India during a briefing in Delhi. Dr. Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, shared the Boeing Forecast, stating a demand for 2,100 new airplanes in India, valued at $290 billion, over the next 20 years.

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    November 25, 2016
    AirSewa - A Portal for all your travel information and grievances
    By Rohit Goel

    The Indian Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajpathi Raju said that his Ministry is committed to provide a hassle-free and comfortable air travel experience to people.

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    November 19, 2016
    Aviation Sector at Inflection Point
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The first-ever Aero Expo, organized by the PHD Chambers of Commerce was held in Delhi over two days which saw a slew of intense discussions on the future of aviation, particularly regional aviation.

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    November 19, 2016
    Ireland offers aviation leasing and more to India

    In an exclusive interview with Editor-in-Chief of SP’s Aviation Jayant Baranwal, the Ireland Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen, states that the two countries have so much to share.

  • July 27, 2016
    Solar Impulse 2 creates history, flies 42,000 km around the world without fuel
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Bertrand Piccard in his Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) landed on July 26th in Abu Dhabi, thus creating history of flight – the first round-the-world solar...

  • July 16, 2015
    IATA seeks 'ease of doing business' in India
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for the development of a comprehensive policy for aviation aligned with the Indian Government's stated intention to make it easier to do business in India.

  • May 30, 2015
    Minister of Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju speaking to Mr. Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s, on 5/20 rule

    There is no such rule anywhere in the world. It is unfortunate that India is imbibing such rules. We can regulate the international sector and such rules are pushing back this sector as well as the economy.

  • March 26, 2015
    Tragedy Strikes Germanwings
    By B.K. Pandey

    The fact that the captain did transmit a distress message a few minutes before the crash is an indication that he was confronted with a very serious emergency

  • October 15, 2014
    Air Costa status to change from a regional airline to national airline soon

    The only regional airline in India – Air Costa – is planning to become a scheduled airline soon with pan-India connectivity and it has applied...

  • July 7, 2014
    Budget 2014-15: Wish-List for Civil Aviation
    By B.K. Pandey

    Indian civil aviation sector expects from the NDA Government the attention it rightly deserves

  • October 30, 2013
    Dreamliner is a safe airplane: Boeing

    Amidst reports of technical glitches found in the 787 Dreamliners, Air India has received its 10th aircraft recently and is planning to deploy the aircraft in more international routes. A few days prior to the delivery on October 30, Dinesh Keskar, VP, Sales, Asia-Pacific and India...

  • September 4, 2013
    India to develop 50 new low-cost airports

    At the Sixth ASSOCHAM International Conference on Civil Aviation and Tourism held in New Delhi on August 30, K.N. Srivastava, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) informed that the government will set up 50 new low-cost airports this year and 50 next year

  • July 3, 2013
    AirAsia spirits high, says the perfect time to enter Indian market

    In a little more than a decade of existence, the Malaysian low-cost AirAsia has become the ‘airline of choice’ for the commoners. Unlike many of its low-cost counterparts who failed to survive...

  • March 7, 2013
    General Aviation: The Next Step

    A day-long seminar was organised by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) in collaboration with US-India Aviation Cooperation Programme (ACP) on efforts to boost general aviation in India