SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 10-2019

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    SPACE | ISRO
    50 Years of Devoted Trials
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Indian space programme that began with small steps taken on bicycle and bullock cart five decades ago, is among the finest space administration in the world today with the ‘Bahubali’ launch vehicle and much more to its credit

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    SPACE | ISRO
    ISRO at Its Pinnacle During its Golden Jubilee Year
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    With five years to Mangalyaan, the launch of Chandrayaan-2, initiation of NETRA and much more, the 50th year of ISRO has been a vital year in the space agency’s journey

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    SPACE | ISRO
    Upcoming ISRO Missions to Look Up To
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    With missions planned to explore not just the neighbouring planets of the Earth or its natural satellite but also the centre of our solar system, the sun as well as a space station and much more, ISRO’s space expedition knows no end.

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    TAKE-OFF | RAKSHA MANTRI
    The Man @ Work
    By Vishal Thapar

    Rajnath Singh has taken political ownership of the Ministry of Defence like few of his predecessors did; such factor was on full display during the handover ceremony of Rafale in France on October 8, where he led the Indian contingent from the front.

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    EXCLUSIVE

    CAS | INTERVIEW
    “Modernisation is an ongoing process of developing technology and enhancing capabilities”

    Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff, spoke briefly to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Aviation about the role, capability and modernisation of IAF.

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    MILITARY | IAF DAY
    IAF Basks in Post-Balakot Limelight
    By Vishal Thapar

    The IAF Chief expressed commitment to the ‘Make in India’ agenda with the acknowledgement that “to achieve true strategic autonomy, we need to focus on indigenous design and manufacturing”

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    EXCLUSIVE

    INTERVIEW | ONE MORE ORBIT
    Pushing the Boundaries of Human Ingenuity and Aviation
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Captain Hamish Harding, Action Aviation Chairman and Mission Director for ‘One More Orbit’ as well as one of the pilots on the mission, speaks about this record mission of circumnavigating the earth.

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    EXCLUSIVE

    BUSINESS AVIATION | GULFSTREAM
    Technology and Performance Leading the Way!

    Nicolas Robinson, Regional Vice President International Sales, Middle East and South Asia, Gulfstream talks to SP’s Aviation on why their aircraft are so popular and successful around the globe.

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2019
    Aimed at a Sustainable Future of Aviation
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Amid historic fly-in using sustainable aviation fuel to major announcements, debut and a largescale focus on the future of business aviation through the innovation zone, NBAA-BACE concludes with significant occurrences panned throughout the show

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2019
    Gulfstream Introduces its new Flagship, Announces Qatar as Launch Customer
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Expected for a launch in 2022, the all-new Gulfstream G700 flaunts of the largest cabin in the business aviation industry

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2019
    Why the Show was a Must-attend
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Boasting of the most prominent business aviation players, the upcoming members, and the latest industry innovations and aircraft with emerging technologies, NBAA-BACE 2019 was every business aviation buff’s one-shop stop

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    Rosoboronexport to Showcase Russian Counter-UAV Equipment at Dubai Airshow 2019

    At Dubai Airshow 2019 Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will present the latest Russian systems for combating unmanned aerial vehicles and other air attack weapons.

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

    October 8, this year, witnessed the first Rafale getting handed over for induction into the IAF. Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister received the handover personally. He remained in the forefront of the occasion representing India’s customary traditions with great resolve.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Rosemary Bryant Mariner (1953 - 2019)
    By Joseph Noronha

    In modern warfare, the emphasis is not on physical strength, but on brain power operating sophisticated weapons systems

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    LAST WORD
    Crippling Indigenisation
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    What needs to be understood is that events like an indefinite strike by HAL employees may not only undermine the Indian aerospace industry, but will impinge on national security as well