SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 10-2019Previous Issue
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
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
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.
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.
EXCLUSIVECAS | INTERVIEW
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.
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”
EXCLUSIVEINTERVIEW | ONE MORE ORBIT
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.
EXCLUSIVEBUSINESS AVIATION | GULFSTREAM
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.
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
Expected for a launch in 2022, the all-new Gulfstream G700 flaunts of the largest cabin in the business aviation industry
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
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.
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.
In modern warfare, the emphasis is not on physical strength, but on brain power operating sophisticated weapons systems
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