SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 7-2015

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Issue Features

  • SPACE | New Milestones
    Exploring new Horizons

    NASA’s New Horizons mission has been successful in flagging a major landmark in human history

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    HAL | Viewpoint
    Quality Issues

    The crash of a Hawk AJT of the IAF in June this year due to engine failure has once again shifted focus to quality issues at HAL

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    OEM | Viewpoint
    Lockheed Martin to Acquire Sikorsky

    The acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft will enable Lockheed Martin to access new markets abroad and add value to its portfolio through enhanced sales in the military segment of its business

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    ACQUISITION | Viewpoint
    Saab Gripen for the IAF?

    The Indian Ministry of Defence invited the global aerospace majors Saab and Rosoboronexport to make presentations on their proposal or offer for a light-weight combat aircraft to replace the MiG-21 fleet of the IAF

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    CIVIL | Regional Aviation
    New Metrics of Success

    The E-Jets family from Embraer has clearly defined a segment and has changed the way the world flies, blurring the line between mainline and regional markets

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | OEM
    Unmatched Services to Business Aviation

    SP’s Aviation speaks to Oliver Bergsch of Jet Aviation to find out more on the expertise.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | King Air 250
    King of Good Times

    The turboprop which can seat 10 passengers allows them to travel in quintessential King Air comfort

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    SHOW REPORT | Paris Air Show 2015
    Paris Razzmatazz

    The 51st edition of the iconic Paris Air Show was not just about mega deals but also of technology trends in both commercial and military aviation.

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    SHOW REPORT | Paris Air Show 2015
    Government to push for regional connectivity: Civil Aviation Minister

    In an exclusive interaction with SP’s Aviation in Paris, India’s Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that reforms in civil aviation would be stepped up as to realise India’s potential...

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    SHOW REPORT | Paris Air Show 2015
    Beechcraft highlights ISR platforms

    Beechcraft, part of Textron Inc. company, showcased the new Baron G58, highlighting ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) platforms at the Paris International Air Show 2015 at Le Bourget.

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    SHOW REPORT | Paris Air Show 2015
    ATR has a good outing

    ATR, the regional aircraft manufacturer, has had a good show at the 51st Paris International Air Show, having bagged 46 firm orders and 35 options, for a total value of $1.98 billion.

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    SHOW REPORT | Paris Air Show 2015
    Slew of offerings from Thales

    French aerospace and defence major Thales used its home-turf to great advantage displaying a host of products and solutions, both for the military and civil markets.

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    SHOW REPORT | Paris Air Show 2015
    Bombardier debuts CSeries

    Canadian aerospace major Bombardier debuted the CSeries aircraft for the first time at the Paris International Air Show.

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    SHOW REPORT | Paris Air Show 2015
    Embraer Projects 6,350 New Jet Deliveries in the 70 - to 130 - Seat Segment

    Embraer has released its 2015-34 Market Outlook which details forecasted deliveries of new aircraft over the next twenty years.

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    SHOW REPORT | Paris Air Show 2015
    Turkey to build regional jet

    Even while India is struggling to get off the block with regard to its proposal to develop a regional transport aircraft, Turkey has taken a lead, having signed up with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)...

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    SHOW REPORT | Paris Air Show 2015
    FGFA R&D contract to be signed in 2015: UAC President & Chairman

    The fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA), a project of Russian and Indian governments, is progressing well.

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    Hall of Fame
    Robert E. Timm (1926-76)

    Record setting has a rationale of its own and rather than quit, Timm and Cook decided to keep flying as long as they could

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief

    The air show at Paris was marked by rivalry between the two global aerospace giants, Airbus and Boeing, who clearly dominated the scene