SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 03-14

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Issue Features

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    50 E-Jets and More
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Air Costa places an order of 50 E-Jets E2s at the recently held Singapore Air Show.

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    Long-Distance Drone

    The Avenger, new jet-powered drone can operate 2,880 kilometres from base

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    Ultimate Machines
    By Joseph Noronha

    The best fighters are a judicious combination of low observable characteristics (stealth), armament capability, speed, range, manoeuvrability and technological advancement

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    Hand in Hand with Indian Air Force
    By Loïc Piedevache Country Head MBDA, India

    In 2012, the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed the contract for a significant quantity of MBDA’s MICA missile to be supplied as part of the modernisation programme of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) fleet of 51 Mirage 2000 aircraft.

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    50 Years of Beechcraft in India
    By R. Chandrakanth

    With significant growth in deliveries over the past decade, India continues to show huge potential for future growth

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    India Aviation 2014: A Mixed Bag
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The organisers — the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry — are hoping to pull off a spectacular event despite the odds.

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    Gaining Speed
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Technological advancements continue to make regional aircraft lot more efficient, faster and comfortable

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    CFM Leapfrogs With Huge Orders
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The foundation of the LEAP engine is heavily rooted in advanced aerodynamics, environmental and materials technology development programmes.

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    India - A Lucrative Market
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Business jets are now seen in the region as a powerful tool to enable quick and convenient access to customers within the country and worldwide

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    'Ensuring a strong presence in the market through investments'

    In an interview with SP’s Aviation, the President - EMEA and Asia-Pacific Richard Emery talks at length on the plans.

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    India Debut
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is displaying two of its business jets – the G650 and the G150 – at India Aviation 2014.

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    Dazzling Show!

    Singapore Airshow 2014 played host to over 1,000 exhibitors from 47 countries ended with announced deals worth $32 billion with major among them being contracts for Airbus, Embraer, Boeing and Rolls-Royce.

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    Lidya Litvyak (1921-1943)
    By Group Captain (Retd) Joseph Noronha, Goa

    Lidya Litvyak was the world’s first female pilot to shoot down an enemy aircraft and the world’s first female fighter ace.

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

    India being the largest importer in the world of weapon systems, still holds eternal promise and thankfully the OEMs continue to perceive lucrative opportunities in the Indian market.

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    IAF Sukhoi flies close to Thai airliner off Amritsar
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey

    In an extremely serious incident, a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) allegedly breached the minimum permissible vertical distance between two aircraft and flew just 700 feet over a Royal Thai Airways passenger jet, after “unauthorisedly” climbing to a height of 30,000 feet altitude south of Amritsar on February 20, air traffic control (ATC) sources have confirmed.

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    Need to Stop the Drift
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey

    The downgrade by the FAA will undoubtedly generate serious concerns among the travelling public about the safety standards of Indian carriers.