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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)
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s visit to the US in December would be expected to propel the relationship to a new level
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
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
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
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).
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
The Draft does mention government’s goal to provide level playing field to aviation subsectors, including GA/BA.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.