SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 7-2017

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    SHOW REPORT | PARIS AIR SHOW 2017
    Show Bills $150 bn Deals
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Continuing on this winning note, the organisers announced that the 53rd International Paris — Le Bourget Air Show, the world’s biggest aerospace fair, will be held from June 17-23, 2019.

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    Guardians for Navy
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    There is considerable optimism in India that the meeting between Prime Minister Modi and President Trump will usher in a new dawn in the relationship between India and the US

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    MILITARY | MODERNISATION
    IAF's Combat Fleet
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    In the deteriorating security environment, the need to restore the strength of the combat fleet of the IAF to the authorised level is urgent and must not be ignored

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    ONE-ON-ONE

    INTERVIEW | EMBRAER COMMERCIAL
    'Profit Hunter' Unleashed

    Cesar Pereira
    Vice President of Commercial Aviation for Asia-Pacific

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    FACE-TO-FACE

    INTERVIEW | ROCKWELL COLLINS
    "Future is with Innovations"

    Colin R. Mahoney
    Senior Vice President, International & Services Solutions, Rockwell Collins

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    FACE-TO-FACE

    INTERVIEW | HONEYWELL
    "The importance that we give to the India market is very, very high!"

    Neelu Khatri
    President Aerospace, Honeywell India

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | ROLE
    Jets can Decongest Major Hubs
    By R. Chandrakanth

    With the major hubs heavily congested, the question analysts ask is why operators do not connect regional airports with ‘right’ size aircraft without transiting through the major hubs?

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    ONE-ON-ONE

    BUSINESS AVIATION | BAOA PRESIDENT
    Rohit Kapur, President of Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA)
    By Rajeev Chugh

    SP’s Aviation speaks to Rohit Kapur who has taken over as President of Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA) for the third time. During the conversation the new President of BAOA indicates on the journey the association has had till now since its inception in March 2011.

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    CIVIL | ENGINES
    Engines that Power Narrowbody Planes
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Boeing estimates that this year, 29,530 new airplanes will be needed in the single-aisle segment, an increase of almost five per cent over last year

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    CIVIL | MRO
    Minimum Downtime for the A320s
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Capitalising on the modern trend of digitalisation to provide more advantages to customers, Airbus optimises the use of data to allow insightful, fast and accurate decision making through innovative e-solutions and Airbus Smarter Fleet

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

    The ‘hub bypass’ concept is to connect destinations without touching the hubs and analysts believe that Embraer is making the right noises at the right time as both developed and developing countries are looking at increased pan-country connectivity.

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    Government and BIAL Discuss Revival of HAL Airport
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    A proposal to develop Hosur airport in Tamil Nadu for commercial flights has given rise to talk about the reopening of HAL airport in Bengaluru. Commercial flights at HAL airport were discontinued nearly a decade ago after the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Devanahalli became operational.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Howard Hughes (1905-1976)
    By Joseph Noronha

    In 1932, Howard Hughes set up the Hughes Aircraft Company in Glendale, California, with the dream of building the best racing planes in the world

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    LAST WORD
    Air India - Asset or Liability?
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    In the last week of June this year, the Union Cabinet accorded approval to the proposal for disinvestment in the national carrier and its five subsidiaries