SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 5-2015Previous Issue Next Issue
Falcon 8X Can Fly Farther, in Greater Comfort and with even more Efficiency
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.
The Ashton B. Carter visit is expected to mark a new phase in Indo-US defence and strategic relations...
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
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
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
The disintegration of a space vehicle during re-entry depends on a number of imponderables.
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
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
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
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...
The DGCA has not been without its quota of red tapism, adversely impacting the aviation industry, particularly business aviation
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
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
The Indian Air Force (IAF) may be forced to junk its transitional training for fighter pilots because of HAL’s continuing failure to deliver its Sitara intermediate jet trainer (IJT) which was sanctioned in 1999 but still cannot stall-and-spin, a critical manoeuvre to transform cadets into top-gun fighter pilots. It teaches them how to handle emergencies, hold their nerve and retrieve their planes from a spin, as was depicted in Shashi Kapoor’s film Vijeta of the early 1980s.
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
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.
The Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS), currently developing India’s AEW&C and AWACS platforms...
The sole Airbus-Tata bid to replace 56 of the Indian Air Force’s HS 748 Avro medium transports with Indian-built C-295...
With Australian Air Force ordering two more C-17s, the number of white-tail platforms (fully built but unsold) drops to five...
Boeing Defense has extended the validity of its commercial bids on expected deals for 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F Chinook...
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.