SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 11-2018

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    OEM | ACQUISITION
    Exciting Times: Alpha Bravo Collins
    By Jayant Baranwal

    United Technologies’ acquisition of Rockwell Collins is one of the largest acquisitions and mergers in the history of aerospace world. This acquisition brings together Rockwell Collins alongwith UTC Aerospace Systems to create Collins Aerospace Systems.

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    SPACE | GSAT-29
    Successfully Launched
    By SP’s Correspondent

    The success of GSLV Mk III-D2 marks an important milestone in the Indian space programme towards achieving self-reliance in launching heavier satellites

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    VIEWPOINT | BILATERAL RELATIONS
    Italian Premier Visit
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the full range of the India-Italy partnership and discussed ways of advancing cooperation in trade, technology and culture

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | REGION
    Evolving Middle East
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Boosted by wealth concentrated in some of the countries in the Middle East, the aviation industry in the region including the business aviation segment, has generally been a success story

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT
    6 Reasons Why it Benefits All
    By Sudhir S. Rajeshirke

    An aircraft is a complicated asset to operate and maintain and requires a solid team of domain expert professionals to manage it.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | OPERATIONS
    ANA BA Division Takes Off
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    On October 30 this year, the leading Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA), inaugurated its Business Aviation arm with the launch of a pair of business jets, the HA-420 HondaJet

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    MILITARY | NAVAL AVIATION
    Force Multiplier
    By Rear Admiral Sushil Ramsay (Retd)

    Acquisition of P-8I, LRMR&ASW aircraft has substantially augmented the long range and long endurance capability to remain on task for surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

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    MILITARY | COASTAL SURVEILLANCE
    Modernisation of Aviation Wing
    By Rear Admiral Sushil Ramsay (Retd)

    Whilst the recast 11th development plan on a 15 years long perspective was fast tracked for approval of the Government, the consequential acquisition and procurement processes have been quite tardy which may be detrimental to the envisaged capability build plan for the nation’s coastal security.

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

    Collins Aerospace Systems will combine the strengths of two giants in the US aerospace industry with unmatched expertise in developing electrical, mechanical and software solutions.

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    IAF Personnel Commence Training on Apache Helicopters
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel have begun their training in the United States (US) on the AH-64E Apache attack helicopters.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Dutch Kindelberger (1895-1962)
    By Joseph Noronha

    After the War, Dutch Kindelberger turned to aircraft design. In 1925, he joined the Douglas Aircraft Company and within three years, became Vice President of Engineering

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    LAST WORD
    Eye in the Sky “Neded”
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The huge deficiency in the AWACS fleet of the IAF is worrisome as both Pakistan and China are in the process of expanding their fleets of these aerial platforms.

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    Rosoboronexport Breaks Historic Records

    On November 4, 2018, Rosoboronexport, which is part of the Rostec State Corporation, celebrates the 18th anniversary of its founding. The Company was established in 2000 by decree of the President of the Russian Federation.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Appointments

    Airbus SE has appointed Michael Schöllhorn, 53, as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Airbus Commercial Aircraft, effective February 1, 2019.

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    Raksha Mantri attends ADMM at Singapore

    Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman attended the 5th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM) Plus meet in Singapore on October 20, 2018 which is a forum for Defence Ministers from ten ASEAN and eight ASEAN Plus countries...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    Development trials of Astra BVR-AAM

    A series of flight trials of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) was conducted successfully by the Indian Air Force (IAF) from September 26 to October 3, 2018 at Integrated Test Range, Balasore.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    Mehar Baba Prize for building a swarm of 50 drones

    The IAF has announced the Mehar Baba Prize – India’s very first competition in the defence sector which intends to select and shepherd participants from conceptualisation to production.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    Indian Government’s claim on the Rafale deal

    The government is understood to have told Supreme Court that the present Rafale deal is better in terms of “pricing, delivery and maintenance” than the contract UPA was negotiating and which floundered due to the French...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    China building stronger Air Force

    The Chinese Air Force on November 11, 2018, announced a roadmap for building a stronger modern air force in three steps.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    J-20, J10-B jets dazzle spectators at China Airshow

    A pair of Chinese fighter jets - the J-20 stealth fighter and a thrust-vectoring J-10B demonstrator aircraft, put on an impressive demonstration at Airshow China 2018 on November 6, 2018...

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    The B-21 Raider – next-generation stealth bomber of the US

    The US Air Force’s next-generation stealth bomber B-21 Raider previously referred to as the Long-Range Strike Bomber or LRS-B, is expected to be delivered in the mid-2020s.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | EUROPE
    F3-R-standard variant of the Rafale

    France’s Defence Procurement Agency, DGA, has accepted the F3-R-standard variant of the Rafale combat aircraft.

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | EUROPE
    France’s Directorate General of Armament (DGA) qualifies the Rafale F3-R

    The French DGA has approved the Rafale’s new F3-R standard, in accordance with the objectives set out in the contract awarded in early 2014 to Dassault Aviation, Thales, MBDA and Safran.

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    Quick RoundUp

    A new HK-5000G UAV with folding wings and the potential to be deployed on China’s third aircraft carrier, made its debut at Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai.