SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 5-2015

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    FACT FILE | Falcon 8X
    Falcon 8X Deconstructed

    Falcon 8X Can Fly Farther, in Greater Comfort and with even more Efficiency

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    Minister of State, Defence, Rao Inderjit Singh's Statement

    Government is committed to ‘Make in India’, but for critical projects and immediate requirements, we will import. Government needs to sense the strategic requirements and is very clear that ‘Make in India’ is a long-term initiative.

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    Carter visit – New phase in Indo-US defence relations

    The Ashton B. Carter visit is expected to mark a new phase in Indo-US defence and strategic relations...

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    Talks Begin

    This is the first time that India would be negotiating a major defence deal with France on government-to-government basis, though the French Government has played a major role in all previous defence acquisitions

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    MILITARY | Disaster Relief
    The Himalayan Disaster

    The earthquake in Nepal provided an opportunity to the Indian Air Force to once again prove its mettle with a swift response to provide rescue and relief in the event of a disaster

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    MILITARY | Disaster Relief
    Herculean Efforts

    The Indian Air Force has once again risen to the occasion by bringing relief to the needy and evacuate them from earthquake-hit areas in Nepal

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    SPACE | Progress M-27m
    Progress Regressed

    The disintegration of a space vehicle during re-entry depends on a number of imponderables.

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    Touches High-Watermark

    The event had 183 exhibitors covering the largest footprint in the history of ABACE and representing a five-fold increase over the 30 exhibitors at the first edition of ABACE

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    SHOW PREVIEW | EBACE 2015
    Touching Milestone

    This year’s static display at Geneva international Airport will feature more than 60 aircraft, including a new-model introduction and a first-time European appearance for another aircraft model

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    CIVIL | Regional Aviation
    Dragon Flexes its Muscle

    China is the world’s second largest air transport market and its civil aviation authority has given substantial importance to development of regional airlines, regional airports and network

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    CIVIL | Business Aviation
    "Make in India" Drive, Time to Shed Indifference

    The NDA government just completed one year in office and the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is reviewing progress made on all fronts, with special emphasis on ‘Make in India’ drive...

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    CIVIL | Business Aviation
    Red Tape is Hurting

    The DGCA has not been without its quota of red tapism, adversely impacting the aviation industry, particularly business aviation

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    Hall of Fame
    Lawrence Sperry (1892-1923)

    Lawrence Sperry seemed to have a natural ability to fly because he took his homemade plane to a height of about 500 feet and even landed it safely, without instruction of any kind

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief

    It would be appropriate to appreciate and applaud the high standards of professionalism displayed by the Indian Air Force in responding to the devastating nature’s fury in Nepal

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    Last Word
    Restructure the Industry

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation, the National Aerospace Laboratories and the production agency the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited function practically in silos with no synergy amongst them

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    DRDO Scouts Landing Gear Kit For Panchi UAV

    The DRDO is looking for a newly designed landing gear kit for its recently unveiled Panchi UAV, a wheeled version of the in-service Nishant surveillance drone.

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    CABS for JV to build Operator Workstations For Airborne Platforms

    The Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS), currently developing India’s AEW&C and AWACS platforms...

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    Airbus-Tata Deal Likely To Be Aproved By DAC

    The sole Airbus-Tata bid to replace 56 of the Indian Air Force’s HS 748 Avro medium transports with Indian-built C-295...

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    Last Chance to IAF For More C-17s

    With Australian Air Force ordering two more C-17s, the number of white-tail platforms (fully built but unsold) drops to five...

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    Boeing Extends Validity On Chinook, Apache Bids

    Boeing Defense has extended the validity of its commercial bids on expected deals for 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F Chinook...


  • HAL Scouts Radar Partner For IAF Requirement

    HAL is looking for a technology partner for a tie-up to supply high-power radars (HPRs) to the Indian Air Force to meet a long-standing requirement.