Interviews

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    December 28, 2016
    Honeywell’s GoDirect, making landing easier

    The Honeywell’s Global Data Center provides a pilot with comprehensive flight support services which are designed to fly more efficiently, avoid hazardous weather conditions and delays

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    December 15, 2016
    Shockingly impressive innovations by Lufthansa Technik

    The German company was in full strength at the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) event in Dubai where its Vice President (Sales) VIP & Special Mission Aircraft, Wieland Timm spoke in detail of the company’s footprint in the aviation industry with the Editor-in-Chief of SP's Aviation, Jayant Baranwal. Excerpts of the interview....

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    July 30, 2016
    Bell Helicopters - Upbeat about India

    Neetu Dhulia from SP's Aviation interacts with Sameer A. Rehman, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Bell Helicopters on the sidelines of Farnborough International Airshow 2016. >>

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    Gujarat Beckons Investments in Aviation

    The state of Gujarat has been a progressive one. It is taking active steps to develop all sectors, including aviation. The Director of Civil Aviation, Government of Gujarat, Captain Ajay Chauhan explains the steps the state is taking to network intra and inter-state. >>

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    India is Strategic and Most Significant Partner: Rafael

    Rafael is Israel’s second largest defence company with 2013 sales of $2.047 billion, an order backlog of $4.3 billion and a net profit of $101 million. Rafael develops and manufactures advanced defence systems for the Israeli defence forces and the defence establishment, as well as for foreign customers around the world. >>

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    Rolls-Royce: ‘Partnership with India - Past, Present and Future’

    Rolls-Royce is a power systems company catering to aircraft, ships and land applications. Rolls-Royce is best known for aero engines that power many of the world’s most advanced passenger jets, like the new Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. But, there is much more to the company than that. >>

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    BAE Systems Aligned with ‘Make in India’ Initiative

    BAE Systems is a global provider of defence and security products to shape support services that meet the changing needs of customers. From sophisticated cyber services and military support, to mission critical electronic systems and protection equipment, BAE Systems aim to be at the forefront of defence technology and science. >>

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    Boeing to Capitalise on India’s ‘Sunrise Market’

    As India’s civil aviation sector works towards its potential, there are major investments in infrastructure happening. One of them is airport infrastructure to make aircraft movement seamlessly smooth, safe and efficient. >>

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    Modernising Indian Airports with Honeywell Technologies

    As India’s civil aviation sector works towards its potential, there are major investments in infrastructure happening. One of them is airport infrastructure to make aircraft movement seamlessly smooth, safe and efficient. Honeywell Aerospace is in the forefront of such development. >>

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    Rockwell Collins Co-developing Indigenous Flight Simulator

    Rockwell Collins is among the top companies in the realm of training products for the aerospace sector. It provides world’s leading aerospace and defence companies to rely on Rockwell for smart communications and aviation electronics. In an interview Jim Walker, Vice President, talks about the company’s road map. >>

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    Airbus to Invest in New Partners

    Indian companies, both public and private, are an integral part of Airbus Group’s global supply chain. Overall, Airbus procurement from India has tripled in the last three years and was over $350 million in 2013. Giving further details of how Airbus is going to further invest in India is Yves Guillaume, Airbus Group President in India. >>

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    Adding Value to the Indian Economy Through Production Within India

    Ruag has outstanding technological capabilities on the ground, in the air and in space. Today about 8,000 committed and skilled staff at the production locations in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, France, Austria, Hungary, Australia and the United States are driving forward... >>

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    BEL’s Array of Defence Solutions

    Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is engaged in manufacture and supply of electronic products primarily to defence services. BEL’s segments are radars, military communication, naval systems, weapon systems, electronic warfare, avionics, C4I Systems, electro-optics, tank electronics, gun upgrades, etc. >>

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    Kishore Jayaraman, President- India & South Asia, Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce offers an extensive product base and proven experience in both ship design and system integration which enables us to bring the right products together when developing power, propulsion and motion control solutions that are fully matched to a vessel's operating profile. Our approach enables us to deliver a complete service... >>

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    Dr. Vivek Lall, Chief Executive of Commercial Global Strategic Development, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group

    GA Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) is a recognized leader in the research, development and manufacture of cutting-edge electromagnetic and electric power components and systems designed to meet the growing demand for more reliable, fuel-efficient power. We offer electric power generation, propulsion... >>

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    Dr Vivek Lall, CEO, General Atomics

    Dr Vivek Lall, an enterprising aerospace and defence expert, has held various key appointments in the past. Of late he headed Boeing India operations and later took over as President & CEO of Reliance New Ventures. He is affiliated with the United Nations in New York to advise on Broadband and Cyber Security issues. Dr Lall has taken over as the Chief Executive of General Atomics headquartered in San Diego and will be overseeing the global operations of the company. >>

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    Rockwell Collins - Trailblazing Capability

    In an interview at Farnborough, the Senior Vice President (International & Service Solutions) Colin R. Mahoney spoke about the prospects in India following the change of government here. >>

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    Aggressive Plans for China, India

    In an interview with SP’s Aviation at Farnborough, John S. Slattery, Chief Commercial Officer, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said that the Asian giants are going to be driving business in the years to come, riding on economic resurgence. >>

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    'We are keen on playing a greater role in new indigenous platforms such as the multi-role transport aircraft and the regional transport aircraft'

    Uday Yadav, President, Aerospace Group, Eaton, in conversation with Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey, Senior Editor, SP’s Aviation. >>

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    'Beechcraft strategy, ensuring a strong presence in the market through investments'

    Beechcraft which has a dominating presence in India through its products, particularly King Air series, has a well-chalked out plan to consolidate and expand on its market-leading presence. Herewith in an interview with SP’s Aviation, the President of Beechcraft, Asia-Pacific, Richard Emery talks at length on the plans. >>

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    Falcon 2000S debuts in India

    On the occasion of first delivery of Falcon 2000S, Gilles Gautier, Falcon Sales Vice President for EMEA told SP’s Aviation that the Falcon 2000S offers handling and airport performance, lower operating costs and a sticker price equivalent to a smaller, super mid-sized jet but with the large cabin comfort of a Falcon 2000. >>

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    Embraer - The Game Changer in India

    The Chief Executive Officer of Air Costa, Captain K.N. Babu in an interview with R. Chandrakanth, spells out the plans of the airline, without divulging details of the investments made by the promoters, LEPL Projects (formerly Lingamaneni Estates (P) Ltd.). >>

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    'We see very strong potential across the whole region'

    Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director of InterGlobe, and Marc Parent, President and Chief Executive Officer of CAE >>

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    'We see very strong potential across the whole region'

    Mark Dunnachie, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Commercial Aviation, Embraer, in conversation with SP’s Aviation spoke on the market potential in India and Asia-Pacific and other countries the company is focusing on. >>

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    'We are keen on participating with Indian industry'

    The Ambassador of Spain to India Gustavo de Aristegui spoke to SP’s Aviation about the rich historical tradition of Spain and how it is unique not having any hegemonic aspirations. Here in an interview with the Editor-in-Chief Jayant Baranwal, the Ambassador spoke at length on various issues concerning Spain-India relationship. Excerpts: >>

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    'We have drawn up very ambitious plans to revamp our capabilities'

    Dr R.K. Tyagi, Chairman and Managing Director of HAL, in an interview with SP’s Aviation gave out details of the state-owned enterprise’s achievements. >>

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    'We are often referred to as a technology shop'

    In a recent interview with Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief of SP’s Aviation, Colin Mahoney, Senior Vice President, International and Service Solutions, Rockwell Collins, spoke at length about the company’s business strategy. >>

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    Our main focus in Asia is India: Lockheed Martin

    SP’s Aviation Team caught up with Susan A. Maraghy, Vice President, South Asia, Corporate International Business Development, Lockheed Martin, who was in India recently to attend the “Invest North—A Conclave to Showcase Investment Opportunities in Northern States”. >>

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    'CSeries - A True Game-Changer'

    In an interview with SP’s Aviation, Michele (Mike) Arcamone, President Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, said that the company is now focused on existing development programmes—the all-new CSeries aircraft. >>

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    Safran: Indian Market has Enormous Potential

    Safran (François Planaud, Executive VP, Commercial Engines), speaking to SP’s Aviation, said that the show is more about celebrating deals than starting new negotiations... >>

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    Boeing: Strong and Productive Show

    In an interview with SP’s Aviation, Boeing (Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice President of Asia-Pacific and India Sales for Commercial Airplanes) talks about the company’s plans >>

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    Raytheon: An Excellent Show

    Raytheon (William Blair, President, Raytheon Asia), in conversation with SP’s Aviation stated that the company had success across the board during the air show >>

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    Jindal Group may add aircraft to its inventory to support its steel and power business

    In the political and business firmament of a resurgent India, ‘Young Turks’ are leading from the front. 43-year-old NAVEEN JINDAL, the youngest scion of the diversified $17 billion O.P. Jindal Group and Member of Parliament from Kurukshetra constituency of Haryana, stands tall. >>

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    ‘HAL has drawn a long-term perspective plan to become a significant global player in the aerospace industry’

    R.K. Tyagi took over as the Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in March 2012. In an interview with SP’s Aviation, Tyagi spoke very optimistically about hal’s future plans >>

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    ‘Boeing sees great value in partnering with India’

    Dennis D. Swanson is now the International Business Development Vice President for Boeing Defense, Space and Security in India. In an interview with Air Marshal (Retd) V.K. Bhatia, Editor, SP’s Aviation, Swanson spoke at length about Boeing’s plans to deepen its presence in the country through long-term and strategy partnerships. >>

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    'Raytheon has many solutions to meet the need of Indian services'

    Tim R. Glaeser, Vice President and Business Development Executive for Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD), Business Development and Strategy, Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), in an interview with SP’s Aviation, spoke in detail about Raytheon’s missile defence systems. >>