SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 2-2017

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    MILITARY | INDUSTRY
    Make In India: Quo Vadis?
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Only with a major overhaul of the bureaucratic establishment and the government machinery as a whole, will the highly mechanised lion representing the spirit of the ‘Make in India’ campaign, begin to roar!

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    EXCLUSIVE

    BUSINESS AVIATION | INTERVIEW
    "Greater Understanding of Business Aviation Needed Among Policy Makers"

    In an exclusive interaction with the Editor-in-Chief of SP’s Aviation, Jayant Baranwal, the Director General of IBAC, Kurt Edwards

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    SHOW PREVIEW | AERO INDIA 2017
    A Curtain-Raiser
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Over the last decade, Aero India has grown in stature and has carved a niche for itself in the world as a premier aerospace exhibition

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    EXCLUSIVE

    MILITARY | INTERVIEW
    Focus on Indigenisation

    In a rare media interaction with SP’s Aviation, Ashok Kumar Gupta, Secretary, Defence Production, outlined his vision for defence manufacturing in India...

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    MILITARY | INDUSTRY
    Partnership is Paramount
    By R. Chandrakanth

    It is not just feasible in a world to be isolationist where globalised trade is the norm in all verticals, including weapons and weapon systems

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    MILITARY | MODERNISATION
    Modernisation of IAF
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The most important component of the inventory of the IAF that will give it the capability to project power effectively in the region is its fleet of combat aircraft

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    MILITARY | BUDGET
    Funding National Security
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Apart from inflation, what would erode the value of the funds allocated for capital expenditure is the continuously depreciating Indian rupee against the US dollar

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    OEM | L3 APS
    Supporting India's Defence Industry
    By SP’s Special Correspondent, Bengaluru

    L3 enjoys a long-standing relationship with the Indian aerospace community and sees the recent policy drive fostering defence manufacturing in India as a step in the right direction

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    OEM | INTERVIEW
    "Policies Uplift Investor Sentiment"

    Airbus has a strong manufacturing footprint in India. “It is also worthwhile to mention that on the civil aircraft side, we already have an industrial engagement with India which is unmatched by any other foreign OEM.” Pierre de Bausset, President & MD, Airbus India, reveals in an interview with Editor-in-Chief of SP’s Aviation, Jayant Baranwal.

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Predatory Pricing!
    By R. Chandrakanth

    It is suggested that there should be a fare cap at both ends — minimum as well as maximum — enabling the basic rationalisation of the cost plans

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    CIVIL | BUSINESS AVIATION
    Back to Business
    By R. Chandrakanth

    On the group of aircraft people were booking with PrivateFly, the maximum was with Small jets — 50 per cent; Medium jets — 18 per cent; Long-range jets — 16 per cent; Small prop aircraft — 15 per cent; and Large and regional airliners — 1 per cent

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

    The ‘Make in India’ programme is going to take centre-stage. There are still A number of niggling issues that need to be resolved for the ‘Make in India’ initiative to really take-off.

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    First Indigenously Upgraded Hawk Mk132
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    In the last week of January this year, the Indian aerospace major the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) rolled out the first indigenously upgraded Hawk Mk132 advanced jet trainer (AJT) in record time.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Joe Sutter (1921-2016)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Of Sutter’s two “babies”, the Boeing 737 is the bestselling commercial aircraft ever, while the Boeing 747 has carried nearly the world’s entire population by number over its lifespan

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    LAST WORD
    Need to Shift Focus
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Unless the Indian aerospace industry shifts focus decisively from mere image projection to enhancing the rate of production substantially, the LCA Tejas will not be able to meet the aspirations of the IAF

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    MARKETING FEATURE | SIEMENS
    Challenges of More Electric Aircraft

    A model-based systems engineering approach to address the current energy shift