SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 4-2015Previous Issue Next Issue
The nation is optimistic that the diplomatic initiatives by Prime Minister Modi will open new vistas of opportunity for international cooperation not only with France but with other nations of the developed world
The statement by the Minister of Defence that the deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets will bring some ‘oxygen’ to the Indian Air Force accurately reflects the predicament the IAF is currently in
The Indian Air Force should have good reason to believe that it will, in due course, get the number of Rafale combat jets it requires
Given the track record of the company, one would have serious reservations about the capability of HAL to adhere to stipulated time lines
The ‘5/20 Rule’ has been responsible for the Indian airline industry’s inability to compete with foreign airlines...
In place of the ‘5/20 Rule,’ the government has proposed a Domestic Flying Credits (DFC) system to enable airlines to fly overseas
The international travel route for business jets out of India is not that significant but the popular routes are in the neighbouring region
Whilst Solar Impulse is not the first solar aircraft project, it’s certainly the most ambitious one
The IAF has always had a major role in disaster relief and rescue operations irrespective of whether it is natural or man-made and has always acquitted itself exceptionally well
Maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft makes significant difference in reaction time and countries are now realising the importance of such aircraft
The tripartite effort involving Russia, Israel and India finally produced a platform designated as the A-50EI that now serves as a force multiplier for the IAF
Victims of serious injuries have the strongest chance of survival if they are transported to a designated trauma centre within the first ‘Golden Hour’ following their injury
Presently, the regionals in India are operating from point-to-point and there is hardly any cooperation between mainline airlines and regionals on maximising air transport
Roland Garros never became a flying ace – that required at least five victories. Yet he was undoubtedly the world’s first true fighter pilot.
The display of concern for national security interests by the Indian political leadership has indeed been unprecedented
On March 29, 2015, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, approved the development of an indigenous Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
To what extent the stated objectives of HAL have been achieved over the last five decades since its creation is a matter for scrutiny