News Releases

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    July 12, 2016
    Kalstar Aviation signs firm order for up to 10 E190-E2s

    Embraer announced today, at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow, that Kalstar Aviation, an Indonesian regional operator, signed a firm order for five E190-E2s. The contract also included five purchase rights for the same model, bringing the total potential order to up to ten aircraft.

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    July 12, 2016
    Embraer receives additional E190 firm order conversion from Japan Airlines

    Embraer announced today that it has received a firm order for an additional E190 from Japan Airlines.

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    July 12, 2016
    Three Tata companies come together to offer unique end to end solutions in aero design and sub-system manufacturing

    Tata Technologies, Tata Advanced Materials and TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd today at the Farnborough International Air Show announced a collaboration...

  • July 12, 2016
    Airbus and Rolls-Royce partner to deliver integrated parts availability service for Cathay Pacific Airways’ A350 fleet

    Airbus and Rolls-Royce have created a new integrated parts availability service for the Cathay Pacific Airways A350 fleet, which encompasses both airframe and engine Line-Replaceable-Unit (LRU) components.

  • July 12, 2016
    Engine Alliance Supersizes Superjumbo Service

    Engine Alliance is adding two new engine overhaul centers to the GP7200 MRO network in Dubai and Singapore: Emirates Engine Maintenance Centre and Pratt & Whitney Eagle Services...

  • July 12, 2016
    IndiGo pronounced Best Low Cost Airline in Central Asia / India 2016

    IndiGo was in seventh heaven as it won the Best Low Cost Airline in India / Central Asia for the seventh successive year at the 2016 World Airline Awards at Farnborough Airshow.

  • July 12, 2016
    Safran Landing Systems bolsters leadership in Brazilian market for commercial airplane wheels and carbon brakes

    Brazilian airline Azul has chosen Safran Landing Systems’ wheels and carbon brakes for its Airbus A320neo and A350 XWB commercial jets.

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    July 11, 2016
    Embraer and Arkia sign Letter of Intent for six E195-E2 jets

    With the presence of Nir Dagan, Arkia Israeli Airlines' President & CEO, and John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, Embraer announced today, at the Farnborough Airshow, a Letter of Intent (LoI) from the airline for up to ten E195-E2 jets, consisting of six firm orders and four purchase rights.

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    July 11, 2016
    Nordic Aviation Capital places firm orders for four E190 jets

    Embraer announced today, at the Farnborough Airshow 2016, that Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has placed a firm order for four E190 aircraft. The four new E190s were included in Embraer's 2016 second-quarter backlog and have an estimated value of USD 199 million, based on Embraer's list prices.

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    July 11, 2016
    Embraer projects market demand for 6,400 new jet deliveries in the 70-130+ seat segment

    Embraer has released today, at the Farnborough Airshow, its 2016-2035 Market Outlook, which details forecasted deliveries of new aircraft over the next 20 years.

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    July 10, 2016
    E190-E2 makes its international debut at the Farnborough Airshow

    Less than 45 days after it's inaugural flight, the first E190-E2 prototype is at the Farnborough Airshow for its international debut.

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    March 31, 2016
    People of Goa make Defexpo 2016 a grand success

    A very large crowd turned up on the concluding day of Defexpo 2016 making the event a grand success. While many visitors travelled from far reaches of Goa and adjoining districts, the largest response to the exhibition was received...

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    March 28, 2016
    Defence Minister inaugurates Defexpo 2016 at Goa

    The 9th edition of Defexpo India, a biennial exhibition on Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems was inaugurated today by the Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar at Naqueri Quitol, Quepem Taluka, South Goa, Goa.

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    October 16, 2015
    India's Time to Fly
    By Neetu Dhulia, New Delhi

    It was a packed hall for 'India's Time to Fly' summit on aerospace innovation, manufacturing & skill development hosted by The Boeing Company and IIT Bombay. The summit bought together stakeholders from government, industry and academia and had the panel put their heads together on how to make India a leader in aerospace in the second century of aviation.

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    October 16, 2015
    Boeing Chairman: India Pivotal in Evolution of Aerospace Industry

    Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney said India is poised to play a pivotal role in the evolution of the global aerospace and defense industry.

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    October 13, 2015
    Inaugural Rotorcraft Asia to Enhance Singapore's Aviation Hub Status

    Premier dedicated event for the global civil helicopter industry brings together key stakeholders and major players to tap into opportunities in the dynamic Asia Pacific...

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    October 7, 2015
    Modi and Merkel at Bosch, Bengaluru

    The Prime Minister received German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Bosch Engineering and Innovation in Bengaluru on October 6. The two leaders were given an overview of the solutions being developed to serve the common man, in areas such as detection of eye disease, and immediate assistance to accident victims.

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    October 7, 2015
    Modi and Merkel at Bosch, Bengaluru

    At the third Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) held in New Delhi today, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the German Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel agreed to steer the Strategic Partnership between India and Germany...

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    June 22, 2015
    Paris Razzmatazz
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    There is nothing new about the battle between the two aerospace giants - Airbus and Boeing - which happens at most air shows, particularly at the five-day iconic biannual event - Paris International Air Show that concluded on June 20, 2015.

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    June 21, 2015
    FGFA R&D contract to be signed in 2015: UAC President & Chairman
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    The fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA), a project of Russian and Indian...

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    June 21, 2015
    Slew of offerings from Thales
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    French aerospace and defence major Thales used its home-turf to great advantage displaying a host of products and solutions, both for the military and civil markets.

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    June 21, 2015
    Morpho securing borders
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    The global traffic growth is at 5 per cent and the forecast for 2030 is 11 billion passengers. This translates to enormous pressure on human resources, systems etc to ensure streamlined and efficient movement of people and goods.

  • June 21, 2015
    Turkey to build regional jet
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Even while India is struggling to get off the block with regard to its proposal to develop a regional transport aircraft, Turkey has taken a lead, having signed up with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a US-based company...

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    June 21, 2015
    Airline Fleet Strategies: The Embraer Way
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Brazilian aerospace major Embraer which is making substantial headway in regional aviation globally has been in the forefront of strategising not just for itself but also for airlines.

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    June 21, 2015
    Bombardier debuts CSeries
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Canadian aerospace major Bombardier debuted the CSeries aircraft for the first time at the Paris International Air Show. The CS300 in its flying display wowed visitors at the show.

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    June 21, 2015
    ATR has a good outing
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    ATR, the regional aircraft manufacturer, has had a good show at the 51st Paris International Air Show, having bagged 46 firm orders and 35 options, for a total value of USD 1.98 billion dollars.

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    June 21, 2015
    Beechcraft highlights ISR platforms
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Beechcraft, part of Textron Inc. company, showcased the new Baron G58, highlighting ISR platforms at the Paris International Airshow 2015 at Le Bourget.

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    September 21, 2015
    FICCI Aerospace and Air Defence business delegation at International Paris Air Show, Le Bourget

    FICCI for the first time mounted 19 member Indian Industry delegation representing both large and MSME players in the Aerospace and Air Defence sector...

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    June 20, 2015
    Government to push for regional connectivity: Civil Aviation Minister
    By R. Chandrakanth with Neetu Dhulia in Paris

    In an exclusive interaction with SP's Aviation in Paris, India's Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that reforms in civil aviation would be stepped up as to realise India's potential of becoming one of the largest civil aviation sectors...

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    June 16, 2015
    Boeing Focuses on Record Delivery Pace, Airplane Development Programs
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Boeing today outlined its strategy as the company targets a second consecutive...

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    June 16, 2015
    Embraer Projects 6,350 New Jet Deliveries in the 70 to 130-Seat Segment
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Embraer has released its 2015-2034 Market Outlook which details forecasted deliveries of new aircraft over the next twenty years.

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    June 15, 2015
    Airbus forecasts 32,600 new planes in two decades
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Airbus has forecast that in the 20 years (2015-2034), global passenger traffic will grow at an average 4.6 per cent a year, driving a need for some 32,600 new aircraft...

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    June 11, 2015
    Opportunities for MSMEs in Defence Sector

    'It's the MSMEs which are the real power sectors and government is ready to support and ease the complexities in the defence procedures', said the Defence Minister, during the joint seminar on 'Opportunities for MSMEs in Defence Sector', organized by FISME in association with SP Guide Publications.

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    June 11, 2015
    Touches high-water mark
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The 2015 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE 2015), held in Shanghai, China, form April 14 to 16, is said to be the strongest edition in its 10-year history.

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    February 22, 2015
    Aero India 2015 - Sky Warriors - Some of interesting shots

    Snapshot from the tenth edition of the prestigious biennial event Aero India International Airshow held at Air Force Station Yelahanka from February 18 to 22, 2015.
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    February 20, 2015
    BizAvIndia Awards Conferred to Recognise Excellence in Indian Business & General Aviation

    Instituting a benchmark for Business & General Aviation (BA & GA) excellence in India, the BAOA declared winners of maiden BizAvIndia Awards, in presence of an august gathering from Global aviation fraternity at the sidelines of Aero India 2015.

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    February 18, 2015
    Need to do more: Prime Minister Modi

    The 10th edition of Aero India International Air Show kicked off at Bengaluru with the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi making a clarion call to the defence public sector, private sector and foreign OEMs to build a strong defence industry.

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    February 18, 2015
    Union Minister of Civil Aviation at SP's Stall

    The CMD and Editor in Chief of SP Guide Publications briefing Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation about the newly released magazine BizAvIndia.

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    February 17, 2015
    BizAvIndia launched at Aero India

    On the eve of Aero India 2015, SP Guide Publications and Business Aviation Operators Association (BAOA) launched 'BizAvIndia', a quarterly magazine which will focus on the challenges and opportunities of business aviation, a segment which has tremendous potential to grow. 'BizAvIndia' is a supplement of SP's Aviation.

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    February 17, 2015
    BizAvIndia Conference - Time to think Small

    Realising the neglect of the general and business aviation segment of the aviation sector, the Government of India is changing its focus and started thinking small...

  • December 2, 2013
    Invest in manufacturing: Kapil Sibal to US industry

    "America is interested in only selling its products in India and is showing least interest in manufacturing," said Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Law and Justice Kapil Sibal.

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    March 7, 2013
    General Aviation: The Next Step
    By Sucheta Das Mohapatra

    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

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    February 11, 2013
    Aero India 2013: The Show Goes On...
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Shall we say, the noise is settling down! In 2011, the fighter aircraft competition was fierce. The combat aircraft were revving up their engines; flying celebrities on their sorties and garnering all the media attention.

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    February 11, 2013
    Air Marshal Arup Raha, AOC-in-C, WAC at SP Guide Publications stall in Aero India 2013

    Air Marshal Arup Raha, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, being received by the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Mr. Jayant Baranwal at SP Guide Publications stall in Aero India 2013, Bengaluru.

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    January 12, 2013
    Aerospace Component Manufacturing in India: Opportunities & Challenges

    The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) organised a seminar to deliberate on the manufacturing opportunities for aviation and aerospace components under the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) regime