SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 10-2015

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | SHOW PREVIEW
    Unparalleled Opportunity

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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)

    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

    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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    Last Word
    Dhruv Contract Cancelled

    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