SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 1-2018

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    MILITARY | 2018
    Hopes From 2018: Crucial Aspects for IAF
    By Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh (Retd)

    Capital procurements for the Indian Air Force are anchored on a long-term perspective plan based on the threats and the geopolitical environment

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    MILITARY | MRO
    Disruptive Technologies in Military MRO
    By Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh (Retd)

    Identifying emerging disruptive trends in technology affecting MRO well in advance, will ensure that military MRO will be able to provide the required combat availability of the war fighter

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    MILITARY | UNION BUDGET
    Defence Budget 2018: IAF Modernisation Damper
    By Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh (Retd)

    The defence five-year plans are formulated in consonance with existing threat perceptions, the “Raksha Mantri’s operational directives” and the 15-year Long-Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP)

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    MILITARY | WRAP-UP
    2017: Eventful for Military Aviation
    By Rohit Srivastava

    While the Indian government has initiated steps to address issues related to strengthening the capabilities of the Indian armed forces, much still remains to be done

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    MILITARY | UPGRADE
    Jaguar Upgrade Now or Never
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Any further delay in the upgrade, especially re-engining of Jaguars will lose its purpose as the aircraft has 15-20 years of residual life

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    CIVIL | UNION BUDGET
    Impact of Budget on UDAN
    By Arpita Kala

    From hawai chappals and hawai jahaaz to flight operations affected by smog, Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley has big plans for Indian aviation

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    CIVIL | COCKPIT CREW
    A Concrete Step to Address Pilot Shortage
    By John Slattery

    The airline industry offers tremendous opportunity and job security for pilots, especially with such robust growth in air travel projected over the next twenty years

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    CIVIL | RCS
    Air Deccan's G.R. Gopinath: Mad Scientist or a Brilliant Visionary?
    By Arpita Kala

    After revolutionising commercial aviation sector with 1 tickets and e-tickets, the pioneer of affordable flights may have bitten off more than he can chew with Air Deccan 2.0

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | 2018
    Hopes From 2018 – Gulfstream Perspective
    By Jason Akovenko

    Another initiative for 2018 is to continue our focus on providing customers the most advanced technology from start to finish

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

    Our valuable readers will notice that we have redesigned SP’s Aviation. We do believe that the new appearance of the magazine will appear to be much smarter, more readable and compact, and therefore interestingly informative

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    Italian Court on AgustaWestland Case
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    On Monday, January 8, 2018, the Italian Court of Appeal of Milan has acquitted Giuseppe Orsi, former President of Italian defence and aerospace major Finmeccanica and Bruno Spagnolin, former CEO of its subsidiary AgustaWestland, of corruption charges involving a multi-crore deal with India for VVIP helicopters.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Kelly Johnson (1910-1990)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Johnson’s method was to assemble an exceedingly small team of elite engineers in close proximity in an environment where innovation, creativity and productivity could flourish

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    LAST WORD
    An Opportunity Squandered
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Delays in taking decisions in the procurement of military hardware has adverse effect on the modernisation process of the Indian armed forces which in turn has implications for national security