SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 2-2019

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    MILITARY | COMBAT AIRCRAFT
    Rebuilding the IAF Fighter Fleet Long Road Ahead
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    The IAF’s preoccupation with fighting a two-front war was evident in the planning and conduct of Exercise Gagan Shakti; but its capability to do so was not demonstrated convincingly.

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    MILITARY | FORCE MULTIPLIER
    Multiple Requirements
    By Joseph Noronha

    In view of limited budgetary support, the IAF needs to carefully select cost-effective force multipliers that will speedily enhance its operational potential, power and reach

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    MILITARY | BOEING
    Boeing positions itself for India’s new $20 Billion fighter competition
    By Vishal Thapar

    Tie-ups with HAL, Mahindra and Tata aimed to give edge to the F-A/18 Super Hornet offer

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    MILITARY | UAS
    Unmanned Systems Options for India
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    Unmanned systems are becoming favoured objects of desire for militaries across the world especially as they get wedded to Artificial Intelligence in almost every segment of military technology

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    MILITARY | IAI
    IAI presents new Anti-Submarine Capabilities for RPAs
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is upgrading its capabilities for the maritime arena with anti-submarine capabilities in its marine Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS).

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    MILITARY | IAI
    India is one of IAI’s important markets

    Shalom Revivo, Vice President Marketing, India talks to SP’s Aviation about IAI’s business in India

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    INTERVIEW | VIVEK LALL
    “We aim to build enduring, long-term relationships and partnerships with India”

    Leading Lockheed Martin’s business activities for India is Dr Vivek Lall, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development.

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    CIVIL | LCC
    Success Comes At Low Cost
    By Joseph Noronha

    The main principles of the first successful major LCC were: point-to-point routes, single-class travel, single-type fleet of Boeing 737s to save on training/ maintenance and using only cheap secondary airports

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    CIVIL | AIRLINES
    SpiceJet Setting an Example
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    SpiceJet added a feather in its cap when in August last year, it became the first airline in India to operate a flight using a blend of ATF and Bio-fuel.

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    INDUSTRY | EMBRAER COMMERCIAL
    A Constant Innovator
    By Satyendra Pandey

    With an unwavering focus by Embraer on producing exceptional jets with enviable economics and focus on innovation, it is a lesson for all in aviation on what is indeed possible

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | ECONOMY
    Contributor to Nation’s Economy
    By Sanjay Julka

    The Government needs to offer an environment and a playing field which is conducive to the growth of Business Aviation

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    Fifth Generation Aviation Complex

    Su-57 is a multifunctional 5th generation fighter designed to destroy all types of aerial targets in long-range and close battles.

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

    The 12th edition of Aero India, though relatively somewhat subdued, still has drawn some of the major players in the aerospace and defence industry from across the world

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    HALL OF FAME
    Spitfire — Scourge of the Luftwaffe
    By Joseph Noronha

    Although RAF Hurricanes shouldered a greater burden against the Luftwaffe, the Spitfire’s superior performance gave it a far higher victory-to-loss ratio against the German fighter aircraft

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    LAST WORD
    Defence Industrial Corridors
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Real success in the long term will come only if the products of the aerospace industry in the Industrial Corridor measures up to the stringent global standards.

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    Pradeep Singh Kharola appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation

    Pradeep Singh Kharola, an officer of the 1985 batch of the Indian Administrative Service from Karnataka cadre, has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation with effect from February 6, 2019.

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    Dassault Announces 2019 Falcon Regional M&O Seminars Schedule

    Dassault’s 2019 Falcon Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Seminars will kick off April 9 in Denver, Colorado, and April 10-11 in Paris, France.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Appointments

    Boeing announced the appointment of Salil Gupte as president of Boeing India, effective March 18. Raytheon Company has appointed Ravi Nirgudkar as the President of Raytheon India, effective immediately.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    Antonov-32 lands at one of the highest airfields in India

    The IAF has landed its Antonov-32 transport aircraft at the Pakyong Airport in Sikkim only four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the airfield.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    Successful test of anti-satellite missile

    Russia has conducted another successful flight test of its new anti-satellite missile system last month, according to a classified US intelligence report.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet

    Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec told TASS on January 11, 2019 that a new composite material with enhanced radar wave absorbing properties was used to make the cockpit canopy of the most advanced Sukhoi Su-57...

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    Transport Aircraft contract for Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin has won a contract worth $131.6 million for sustainment engineering services for the C-5 military transport aircraft.

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | EUROPE
    Rafale Aircraft Upgrade

    France has contracted Dassault Aviation with a $2.3 billion for 28 upgraded Rafale aircraft which will be delivered in 2023. The aircraft will include some of the F-4 standard’s function.

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    NEWS | DIGEST: INDUSTRY | EUROPE
    A380 to Cease Production

    Airbus will stop production of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the A380, in 2021. The decision follows the Dubai-based airline Emirates – the largest operator of this iconic aircraft – cutting down its order book for the A380 by 39 aircraft from 162 to 123.

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    NEWS | DIGEST: INDUSTRY | EUROPE
    Architecture study by Airbus and Dassault

    According to senior French officials, France and Germany have awarded a two-year, €65-million contract to Airbus Defence and Space and Dassault Aviation to define the general architecture, and the industrial organisation, of their nextgeneration combat aircraft on January 31, 2019.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Quick RoundUp

    The first of 16 Airbus Helicopter H125 training platforms have arrived in Qatar. The Ministry of Defence ordered the platforms in 2018.