SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 3-2018

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Issue Features

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Regional Jets in India Headed for Extinction or Rebirth?
    By Byron Bohlman

    The list of airlines that once flew regional jets - Paramount Airways, Air Costa - and some that never got off the ground or are struggling to take off - Star Aviation and Flyeasy - seems to be growing.

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    FGFA for the IAF
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    On account of the technological, capability and price issues, the IAF was clearly unhappy with the platform and was keen that the project be called off

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    MILITARY | MMRCA
    MMRCA 2.0!
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Reportedly, India is planning to come up with another Request for Information (RFI) to acquire modern multi-role combat aircraft for the Indian Air Force

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | BAOA
    BAOA President Rohit Kapur says it how he sees it

    Importing foreign pilots to DIAL’s big brother role, seaplanes and more, the third-time chief of the association gets candid about aviation with Arpita Kala of SP’s Aviation

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    CIVIL | INDUSTRY
    Challenges for Indian Civil Aviation
    By Group Captain C.J. Weir (Retd)

    The heartening news is that in the near future, one travelling by air in India will find significantly better air connectivity covering larger number of destinations and more options. There will also be an increase in the number of airlines operating each with larger fleet of aircraft.

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    CIVIL | UAVS
    Potential of UAVs in Civil Aviation
    By Zorawar Singh Jaiswal

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) being extremely versatile flying machines, have recently elicited keen interest from different stakeholders. On the one hand, while UAVs that are low-cost and versatile platforms offering a variety of aerial applications, on the other its inconspicuousness can easily be exploited by unscrupulous elements and prove to be serious threat to the society.

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    MILITARY | BUDGET
    Linking revenue with desired serviceability of IAF fighters
    By Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh (Retd)

    Aviation maintenance operations require planning solutions that support “conditional” repair or “as required” planning capabilities as well as multiple demand and supply streams to optimise inventory assets

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    BY THE WAY | CANTONMENT TALES
    Kid of the Forces, Shoojit Sircar, Re-lives his Childhood Memories
    By Arpita Kala

    From riding elephants to being an ace sportsman, the Vicky Donor and Piku director shares what life was like in the Indian Air Force camp

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    SHOW REPORT | SINGAPORE AIR SHOW
    Components called the shots
    By Rohit Srivastava

    One of the leading airshows in the world, the Singapore Airshow 2018, held at the Changi exhibition centre from February 6-11, was high on component and service contracts but low on aircraft deals.

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

    With the rapid growth of regional aviation in India, Regional Jets have the potential to play a major role in the future in the Indian regional aviation segment

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    HALL OF FAME
    Juan Trippe (1899-1981)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Trippe’s visionary move was to persuade Boeing to build the Boeing 747 “Jumbo Jet”, a new generation wide-body airliner that was much larger than the Boeing 707

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    LAST | WORD
    Reform BA to boost national economy
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The government needs to radically reform its policies for business aviation to prosper. Till then, this segment will not make any meaningful contribution to the nation’s economy.