SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 11-2015

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Issue Features

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | PROCUREMENT
    Navigating the Minefield of Acquiring a Bizjet

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    BUSINESS AVIATION | NBAA ‘15
    Resounding Success

    Harris Poll survey released at NBAA confirmed that business aviation is utilised mainly by small and medium-size companies that typically fly turboprops...

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | NBAA ‘15
    Embraer Legacy 500 Sets New Speed Records

    Embraer executive jets announced that the Legacy 500 midsize aircraft has set two new world speed records for its class, totalling six in 2015.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | NBAA ‘15
    P&WC Launches the PT6A-140A Turboprop

    Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced the launch of the new PT6A-140A turboprop engine and the PT6A-140AG variant – bringing the world’s most popular turboprop family to more than 70 engine models strong.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | NBAA ‘15
    New Ultra-Long Range Falcon 8X by Dassault

    Dassault Aviation’s new flagship, the Falcon 8X, also made its debut. Since first taking to the air last February...

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | NBAA ‘15
    FalconEye Makes Debut

    Dassault Aviation introduced its proprietary combined vision System (CVS) at the show. The system, dubbed FalconEye, was presented on a Falcon 2000LXS on display at the show.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | NBAA ‘15
    Gulfstream G500's First Cross-country Trip

    The flight test aircraft arrived at Henderson Executive Airport on November 13 to join the G650ER, G550, G450, G280 and G150 in Gulfstream’s static display.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | NBAA ‘15
    HondaJet Nears FAA Type Certification

    Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has completed all function and reliability (F&R) test conditions and is concluding F&R flights for the HondaJet.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | NBAA ‘15
    Textron Aviation's Extensive Range

    Textron Aviation displayed 11 of its commercial business jet and turboprop aircraft, including the public debut of the Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet (in the photograph).

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | NBAA ‘15
    Certification for Fusion-equipped King Air 350i/ER

    Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, announced that it had received type certification from the FAA for the new Pro line Fusion-equipped Beechcraft King Air 350i/ER turboprop.

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    UAC in the Process of Developing Modified Strategy

    United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is a state owned industrial giant of Russia combining leading national aviation brands such as Sukhoi, MiG, Ilyushin and Tupolev, among others.

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    SHOW REPORT | DUBAI AIRSHOW 2015
    Fastest Growing Aerospace Exhibition

    A total 1,103 exhibitors and over 65,000 trade visitors made it to the five-day Dubai Airshow, which for the first time featured a 3D print pavilion, 3D Printshow Dubai.

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    Hall of Fame
    Clyde Pangborn (1894-1958)

    At the end of World War I, Clyde Pangborn found himself without a job and hence turned to stunt flying to make a living.

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief

    The revised draft National Civil Aviation Policy is a definitive step in realising the potential of the aviation sector, even though it may need fine-tuning based on industry inputs.

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    Last Word
    Coordinate Build-up

    India cannot hope to win a war against China without simultaneous and coordinated build up of air and land forces duly supported by the required ground infrastructure