SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 11-2020

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    COVID-19 | INDUSTRY
    Smaller The Better
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    It is clear that the philosophy of Smaller the Better is perhaps the most viable option for airlines to improve the economy of operations and hence ensure better economic performance of the airlines

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    EXCLUSIVE

    CIVIL | EMBRAER
    “It’s Time to Right-Size”

    As the commercial aviation world goes through trials and tribulations caused by COVID-19, Raul Villaron, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Embraer Commercial Aviation talks to SP’s Aviation on how Embraer can help airlines in Asia-Pacific tide over this crisis

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    COVID-19 | REGIONAL AVIATION
    The New Normal needs Flexibility in Strategy and Fleet
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    To come out of the pandemic more sustainably, Pereira suggested airlines to consider smaller aircraft and point to point flying

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    CIVIL | URBAN MOBILITY
    VTOLS which can be a Reality in Future
    By Wing Commander R.K. Yadav

    Almost all aviation major companies are investing heavily and collaborating in meaningful Research and Development of vehicles capable of Vertical Takeoff and Landing, facilitating Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

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    CIVIL | URBAN MOBILITY
    ‘Eve’ to shape the future
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. (Eve) has been launched as a new, independent company dedicated to accelerating the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem and is the first company to graduate from EmbraerX.

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    CIVIL | URBAN MOBILITY
    Personal Flights, a Closer Reality
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    With various eVTOL aircraft taking shape across the globe to transform the air mobility and everyday commute, some have even started to successfully test manned flights

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    MILITARY | NEIGHBOURHOOD
    J-20 of PLAAF and JF-17 of PAF Analysed
    By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

    As the excitement following the induction of Rafale jets into the IAF wanes, it is time to have a fresh look at China’s J-20 which is being operationalised

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    EXCLUSIVE

    MILITARY | BOEING
    “We have invested in partnerships with the Indian Aerospace Ecosystem”

    “We are excited about our ‘By India-For India’ proposal for the F/A-18 Super Hornets Block III, that will develop the depth and breadth of specific capabilities to sustain the aircraft from India.” Surendra Ahuja, Managing Director, Boeing Defence India speaks exclusively to SP’s Aviation

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | FINANCING
    Know Your 5 Cs
    By Simon Davies Sales Director, Global Jet Capital

    The fact that flying private offers unmatched comfort compared to the commercial alternative goes without saying. But there is also greater convenience for you, your team members and above all—your clients.

  • MILITARY | WEAPONS
    The M134D Dillon Aero Gatling Gun System
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Dillon Aero’s M134D is the only fully tested, qualified, and combat-proven 7.62mm Gatling Gun system available in the market today. Supplied to U.S. Special Operations Forces from 1989 onwards, the M134D is designed, produced, and supported by an ISO 90001:2008 certified company.

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    The government has now accepted the need and urgency to develop the capability to indigenously design, develop and manufacture items of military hardware required by the Indian Armed Forces.

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    HALL OF FAME
    The 747 – Boeing’s Biggest Baby
    By Joseph Noronha

    The genesis of the 747 can be traced to Boeing’s failure to win a crucial competition for a new military transport

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    NEWS | SPECIAL REPORT
    OGMA becomes new Pratt & Whitney Authorised Maintenance Center to support GTF engines
    By SP’s Correspondent

    OGMA is the new authorised maintenance center for Pratt & Whitney engines, one of the world’s largest aircraft engine manufacturers.

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    Appointments

    Ministry of Defence, India appointed V.L. Kantha Rao, a 1992 batch IAS officer of MP cadre, as the next Director General (Acquisition) in the defence ministry...
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet also named Rao’s successor in the Department of Defence Production. Sanjay Jaju...

  • QuickRoundUp

    The two “aircraft-carrier killer” missiles that China launched in August this year, travelled thousands of kilometres and hit their designated target, a moving ship, near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.

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    LAST WORD
    0-Compromise Needs To Be The Foundation
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The process of indigenisation should be based on the foundation of a zero compromise policy and a mindset against any dilution of quality