SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 12-2019

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    CIVIL | PASSENGER EXPERIENCE
    Passengers’ Delight: Airlines’ Success
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    With the growing air commute scenario, the more convenient, innovative, and qualitative an experience can be provided to the aviation passenger, the more are the chances for the airline to last long as well as to make the highest mark

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    CIVIL | PASSENGER EXPERIENCE
    No Middle Seats: A step towards pass engers’ delight by Embraer
    By Vishal Thapar

    In concept and design, it is meant to punch above its weight and give passengers the feeling that they’re flying in a bigger aircraft.

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    MILITARY | SPECIAL VIEWPOINT
    Who Gains? Who Loses?
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    As per reports in the media, efforts by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to augment its existing fleet of 75 Pilatus PC-7 Mk II turboprop trainer aircraft through procurement of the second lot of 38 of these platforms from the Swiss aerospace firm Pilatus, appears to have hit a roadblock, leaving the IAF with no choice...

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    MRO | EVENT REPORT
    Rationalise Taxation
    By Vishal Thapar

    A skewed taxation structure threatens the survival of India’s Aero MRO Industry

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    OEM | BOEING
    India Critical to Boeing’s International Growth
    By Dennis D. Swanson

    As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India offers growth and productivity opportunities for Boeing. We look forward to continue engaging with the Prime Minister Modi and his government, with our armed services customers on their future requirements and with our Indian partners and suppliers.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | FINANCING
    Business Aircraft Financing
    By Isha Jaiswal and Zorawar Singh Jaiswal

    An understanding of factors related to Business Aircraft Financing will help an organisation to obtain finance for the acquisition of Business Aviation assets with minimum financial outgo in chosen timelines and to retain profitability

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | VIEWPOINT
    The Little Untold Story of the Concessionaires at IGI Airport
    By Air Vice Marshal S.S. Chauhan (Retd)

    Are our airports, working on the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model, really still PUBLIC (to a lesser or greater extent), or are these gradually and unnoticeably slipping into a Private-Private-Partnership (still a PPP!) model?

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    SHOW REPORT | DUBAI AIRSHOW 2019
    The Airshow Displays a Grandeur Gala of the Aerospace World
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Standing true to its motto of “connecting the aerospace industry”, the Middle-Eastern airshow ended on a high note, cracking many a major deals and covering every possible aspect of the industry

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

    India’s national security has suffered heavily due to scams. Pilatus deal is yet another. As a result, Indian Air Force has not been able to meet its optimal requirement of trainers. Importantly, the trainer had received praises from the IAF leadership.

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    Boost to Regional Connectivity Scheme
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    On November 22 this year, the newly-constructed airport at Kalaburagi in North Karnataka was inaugurated by B.S. Yediyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka. This airport will connect Bengaluru with the Hyderabad-region.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Alfred Haynes (1931-2019)
    By Joseph Noronha

    The crew of United Airlines Flight 232 were suddenly confronted with complete hydraulic failure – a situation not contemplated by the flight manual because it was deemed virtually impossible

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    LAST WORD
    Strengthen the Teeth of IAF
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The combat fleet of the Indian Air Force has dwindled to 30 as against the authorised level of 42 and will soon deplete further seriously undermining national security

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    Pratt & Whitney Honoured with Two Major Aviation Week Awards

    Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc has been honoured with Aviation Week’s “Lifetime Achievement” award. Aviation Week writes, “Leduc came out of retirement and used his leadership skills to shake up the corporate team and guide the PW1000G geared turbofan program through its challenging service introduction and production ramp-up and onto the road to success.”

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    Airports Authority of India

    A high level Canadian delegation led by Nadir Patel, Ambassador of Canada in India visited Airports Authority of India Corporate Headquarters along with Andrew Smith, Minister (Commercial), Viney Gupta, Trade Commissioner, High Commission of Canada and Senior officials...

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    Boeing 737 MAX 10 Makes its Debut

    Boeing marked a key milestone on November 22, as thousands of employees gathered for the debut of the first 737 MAX 10 at the company’s Renton, Washington factory.

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA PACIFIC
    Indo-Russian Collaboration in Defence Industry

    The Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh jointly inaugurated the ‘India-Russia Defence Industry Cooperation Conference’ with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov in Moscow.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA PACIFIC
    Agreement on Manufacturing of LCA

    Raksha Rajya Mantri Shripad Naik in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on November 20 said that the Government of India has not signed any MoU with HAL for manufacturing of either LCA or Su-30 MKI Aircraft.

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA PACIFIC
    Defence Minister Inaugurates Air Force Commanders’ Conference

    The second bi-annual Indian Air Force (IAF) Commanders’ Conference was inaugurated by the Defence Minister on November 25, 2019. Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria welcomed the Defence Minister...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA PACIFIC
    Offset Contracts from Defence Sector

    Raksha Rajya Mantri Shripad Naik in a written reply in the Lok Sabha said on November 20, 2019 that 21 defence offset contracts with cumulative value of $5.67 billion approximately have been signed by the MoD...

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA PACIFIC
    Rafale Jets for India

    Raksha Rajya Mantri Shripad Naik in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on November 20, 2019 said that three Rafale fighter aircraft have been handed over to the IAF till date which are being used for training of IAF pilots and technicians in France.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Appointments

    With effect from November 1, 2019, Eric Segura, 55, has been nominated Senior Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain of ATR, the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Quick RoundUp

    easyJet has exercised purchase rights to increase its fleet of A320neos by 12 new aircraft. The agreement takes the carrier’s total order for the A320neo Family to 159 aircraft and its overall orders for Airbus single aisles to 480 A320 Family.