SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 11-2019

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | G700
    Gulfstream Leaves the Industry in AWE
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Built on the company’s decades-long investment in research and development, the G700, the best ever in the ultra long-range jets, is being called the harbinger of a new era for Gulfstream as well as that of the private aviation sector

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    CIVIL | MRO
    MRO Asia Competition Heats Up
    By Byron Bohlman

    Maintaining, repairing and overhauling aircraft is labour intensive and time consuming, two elements that aren’t compatible with the low-cost, low-fare airline philosophy

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    CIVIL | MIDDLE EAST
    A Region in Transition: Shifting Sands in the Middle East
    By Byron Bohlman

    The arrival of more ultra-long haul flights is ushering in a new era of more point-to-point service with smaller aircraft, a trend that is sure to challenge the mega-hub mentality

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    MILITARY | UAE
    Defence Environment in the UAE
    By David Saw

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is most certainly one of the status quo powers in the Middle East.

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    MILITARY | EXERCISE
    Upgraded IAF MiG-29s SPAR with Omani F-16s
    By Vishal Thapar

    AESA radar, ground attack capability, longer-range missiles, new engines, mid-air refuelling give the ‘most advanced MiG-29 variant’ an edge in India’s neighbourhood

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    MILITARY | EMBRAER
    First KC-390 Delivered to Brazilian Air Force
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The newly developed KC-390 undertook its maiden flight in February 2015, just six years after the award of development contract – a remarkable performance indeed by the Brazilian aerospace major, Embraer

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    PROFILE | DR VIVEK LALL
    Well Above the Standard Mark of Achievement
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    During his outstanding career, Dr Vivek Lall has steered numerous multi-billion dollar deals, is recognised by several governments to be a knowledgeable person on technology and foreign policy issues and has been commended by several US Presidents as well as world leaders from across the globe

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    SHOW PREVIEW | DUBAI AIR SHOW
    Show Returns to Connect People
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Born in 1986 as Arab Air, the Dubai Airshow has evolved to be regarded among the largest and the most important aerospace events across the globe

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

    On October 22 this year, Business Aviation received infusion of new life by way of the entry of the G700 business jet from Gulfstream into the global market. G700 is being called the harbinger of a new era for Gulfstream as well as that of the business aviation sector.

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    HALL OF FAME
    DH 106 Comet — The World’s First Jet Airliner
    By Joseph Noronha

    The Comet paid the price for being the first commercial jet as it encountered the inevitable pitfalls which other manufacturers took note of and remedied

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    LAST WORD
    Collaboration a MUST
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The Indian Aerospace Industry will have to go in for extensive collaboration with the competent and reputed global OEMs until then India’s own 5th Gen Fighter will remain a dream unfulfilled.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Aero MRO India A&D 2019 Draws Participation from MRO Leaders

    MRO Association of India announces its annual two-day bespoke conference & exhibition, Aero India MRO Aerospace & Defence 2019 to be held on December 4 & 5, 2019 at Hotel Pride Plaza, Aerocity, New Delhi.

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    Business Aviation: IBAC announces new Governing Board

    The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has announced its new Governing Board Executive Officers, selected at its 70th meeting following the Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, U.S.A.

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    First Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR) by A400M Tanker

    Airbus Defence and Space has announced that it has performed the first AAR contacts between the A400M tankertransport aircraft and a helicopter.

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    Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh Approves Open General Export Licences

    Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has approved issuance of two Open General Export Licences (OGELs) for export of certain parts and components and intracompany transfer of technology to select countries.

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    First KC-130J Super Hercules Aerial Refuelers from Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin has announced that it has delivered the first of two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to representatives from France’s Armée de l’Air’s 62st Transport Wing.

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    General Dynamics Gets Contract for Cruise Missile

    General Dynamics has won a $36 million contract for 21 forging sets and 660 warhead housings to support the production of guided missile warhead sections for the weapon system for the government of Saudi Arabia.

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    Qatar Airways Places $4 Billion LEAP-1A Engine Order

    Qatar Airways has announced that it has ordered CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 50 Airbus A321neo family aircraft, placing the largest A321neo order ever in the Middle East.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    India’s Indigenous BVRAAM Successfully Tested

    An Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30MKI has test fired the country’s first domestically designed and developed beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM), designated as Astra, as part of ongoing user trials on September 16.

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    Appointments

    Arvind Singh, an IAS officer of 1988 batch, Maharastra cadre, has been appointed as the Chairman of Airports Authority of India.

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    Quick RoundUp

    Boeing has won a $156.9 million contract modification for the FMS to Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA Original Equipment Manufacturer Training Programme.