SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 10-2015

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | SHOW PREVIEW
    Unparalleled Opportunity
    By R. Chandrakanth

    As the most important business aviation event of the year, NBAA 2015 offers attendees an unmatched platform to learn about the latest issues affecting the industry and innovations such as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)

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    MILITARY | BILATERAL
    Parrikar to visit USA
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s visit to the US in December would be expected to propel the relationship to a new level

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    MILITARY | LRSB
    Massive Victory for Northrop
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    With the award of the $80 billion contract for the LRSB, Northrop Grumman, believed to have been on the verge of a break-up, will now be able to avoid being taken over by one of the US aerospace majors and can now look forward to a bright future

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    MILITARY | PROCUREMENT
    Importance of Life-cycle Cost
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    In view of limited financial resources and consequently low budgetary allocations for defence, it would be necessary to factor in life-cycle cost in the selection of defence equipment

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    MILITARY | IAF ANNIVERSARY
    IAF Turns 83
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    On October 8, 2015, the IAF turned 83, an occasion that was celebrated with enthusiasm and pride in all its units and establishments across the nation

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    OEM | BOEING
    Medium & Long-term Plans for India
    By Pratyush Kumar, President Boeing India

    Boeing, the largest aerospace company in the world, is completing 100 years next year. As we look to our second century, it’s clear that India is poised to play a pivotal role in the next evolution of Aerospace & Defence (A&D).

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    CIVIL | POLICY
    Indian Civil Aviation – Ready for Take-off?
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The Draft National Civil Aviation Policy, at macro level, has defined the long-term road map for catapulting India from the ninth to the third largest aviation market in the world by 2020

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | POLICY
    Draft Policy 2015: GA & BA Perspective
    By Group Captain R.K. Bali (Retd), Managing Director, BAOA

    The Draft does mention government’s goal to provide level playing field to aviation subsectors, including GA/BA.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | POLICY
    Draft Policy 2015: GA & BA Perspective
    By Rohit Kapur, MD, Arrow Aircraft Sales & Charters and Former President, BAOA

    While addressing some major issues on different areas of the industry, the draft policy does fall short on some key aspects, which need to be addressed before the final policy is made effective.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | OWNERSHIP
    Cost of Ownership
    By R. Chandrakanth

    From a top-end BBJ3 (estimated cost $99 million), to a very light jet such as Phenom 100 (estimated cost $4.4 million), the cost of owning an aircraft is certainly high as there are recurring costs

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | CHARTER
    Cool, Comfortable & Convenient
    By R. Chandrakanth

    There are many reasons to fly by private jet charter, avoiding all the price fluctuations of commercial airlines and the rigmarole that is attached to it

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | POLICY
    Case for Differential Pricing for Regional Aviation
    By R. Chandrakanth

    There are more than 400 airports of which about 90 are operational hence there exists a possibility of a structure of mixed airport charges to boost regional and general aviation services

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | EMBRAER
    E-Jets Operators at Final Assembly of the First E2
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The E-Jets E2 programme reinforces Embraer’s commitment to continuously invest in the commercial jets line of the company...

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    Hall of Fame
    Billy Bishop (1894-1956)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Bishop was reputed to be naturally blessed with superb eyesight and an excellent sense of situational awareness, both of which are vital for fighter pilots

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

    The historic victory by Northrop Grumman in the race for the contract to develop and manufacture the next-gen longrange stealth bomber from the US Air Force is making ripples in aerospace world. Such an event will bring in the next levels of stealth capability

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    News with Views
    Indian Air Force grounds Tejas Fighter Jets
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Within months of induction of the Tejas fighter jets into the Indian Air Force (IAF), the fleet has been grounded because of problems with their landing gear.

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    Last Word
    Dhruv Contract Cancelled
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The decision by the Government of Ecuador to terminate the contract for Dhruv will undoubtedly be a major setback for the Indian aerospace major HAL

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    Rosoboronexport will hold Russia’s leading positions on the global arms market in the aerospace sector

    At the MAKS 2015 International Moscow Aerospace Show Russia’s special exporter Rosoboronexport signed contracts with Belarus, Jordan and Spanish company HISDESAT Servicios Estratégicos SA.