SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 11-2015

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | PROCUREMENT
    Navigating the Minefield of Acquiring a Bizjet
    By Rohit Kapur

    This is one of the most traumatic experiences that I have undergone, and I have sworn that I will never make this mistake again.

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    VIEWPOINT | FDI
    Ease of Business is Yet Awaited
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Major global investors seeking to make large investments in the defence sector are unlikely to find the change to be a significant departure from the past, given the status quo in FDI norms.

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    MILITARY | SPECIAL MISSION
    King Air 350ER: Small Is Big
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    It is an opportune moment for the Indian Coast Guard and agencies alike to consider induction for its aviation wing...

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    MILITARY | AIR POWER
    Decimating the ISIS through Air Power
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The major concern in all aerial strikes against the ISIS targets was the possibility of collateral damage and unintended killing of innocent civilians

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    MILITARY | SOLO FLIGHT
    History Recreated
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Adventurous British female aviator Tracey Curtis-Taylor landed safely at Hindon Air Force Base near Delhi in her classic 1942 Boeing Stearman.

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    INTERVIEW | OEM
    Rockwell Expands its Presence

    Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Aviation, spoke to Sunil Raina, Managing Director Indian Subcontinent, and also briefly to Maureen Stevens, Senior Communications Business Partner International Rockwell Collins.

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    CIVIL | POLICY
    Capping of Fare Is "Not" Good
    By R. Chandrakanth

    While broadly welcoming the revised draft of the National Civil Aviation Policy, Air Costa and Air Pegasus have suggested that the government should not cap air fares in a free market economy.

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    CIVIL | POLICY
    Freight with Challenges
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The draft National Civil Aviation Policy has outlined several measures to prop up the sector as it believes that promotion of air cargo is a key objective of the government...

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | TREND
    Headwinds Still
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Business jet shipments increased to 722 units, an increase of 6.5 per cent from the 678 business jets shipped in 2013.

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    News with Views
    Boeing and TASL to form a Joint Venture
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    On November 9, 2015, Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) announced a joint venture (JV) to manufacture aerostructures and collaborate on integrated systems development opportunities.