SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 10-2016

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | MARKET FORECAST
    2017 May Turn Out to be Good
    By R. Chandrakanth

    In the past few years, the not-so-impressive numbers overall is attributed to the energy sector and the current global geopolitical and economic insecurity

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    MILITARY | IAF DAY
    IAF Celebrates 84th Anniversary
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The high point of these celebrations was the Air Force Day parade and the enthralling aerial display put up by aircraft of the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindon

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    MILITARY | CAS SPEECH
    Confronting Challenges

    The IAF stands today at the threshold of acquiring multi-spectrum strategic capabilities, synonymous with India’s growing regional stature and expanding national interests

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | RCS LAUNCH
    'Udan' Launched
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The primary objective of RCS is to facilitate / stimulate regional air connectivity by making it affordable

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | RCS VIEWPOINT
    A Positive move but Implementation is the Key
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The thrust on regional connectivity is in the best interest of the Indian airlines industry, but the implementation of the RCS will be no easy task

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | TWIN OTTER LAUNCH
    Versatility & Performance
    By Rohit Goel

    Combining a proven design with modern technology, the Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 provides the best-selling 19 passenger aircraft of all time, unmatched for its dependability and versatility

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    OEM | PROFILE: VIVEK LALL
    Truly Global Indian
    By R. Chandrakanth

    In the global corporate world, quite a few Indians are leading from the front and that certainly warms the cockles of heart of us Indians.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | CONSULTING
    Facilitating Private Aircraft Acquisitions
    By R. Chandrakanth

    In countries where bureaucracy plays havoc and rules and regulations are aplenty, aircraft acquisitions could be ‘nightmarish’

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | GULFSTREAM
    Gulfstream Aircraft are Time Machines

    There is excitement in the air in India, thanks to the many government initiatives. The National Civil Aviation Policy and the proposed Regional Connectivity Scheme are going to prop up the aviation sector in an unprecedented manner, if not in the near term but medium term for sure.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | EMBRAER
    "No Plane, No Gain" A Case for Greater Support for Business Aviation in India?
    By Claudio Camelier, Vice President, Sales in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Embraer Executive Jets

    We support and applaud the efforts that India’s BAOA has undertaken and hope that business aviation in India will flourish

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Embraer Pegs Europe & CIS Markets at 1,540 Aircraft
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The focus on long-haul business passengers is now close to absolute. This, in turn, reinforces the importance of jets in the 70-to 130-seat segment to feed international flights

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Embraer E-Jets Customer Support in the Digital Era
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Determined to offer increasingly better products and services, Embraer continuously researches new technologies...

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    HALL OF FAME
    Pancho Barnes (1901-75)
    By Joseph Noronha

    In 1929, Pancho Barnes became the first woman pilot of the movie industry, flying aerial stunts for the war film, Hell’s Angels based on World War I

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) or ‘Udan’ is a landmark policy and its vision is explained in the acronym wherein it means Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (the common man of the country will fly)

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    Global Aerospace Firms to Setup Assembly Line in India
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Competition has begun behind the scene among the world’s top aviation firms to convince the Government of India about the superiority of their fighter jets as the Indian Ministry of Defence explores the possibility of setting up an assembly line in India with transfer of technology for the production of combat aircraft.

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    LAST WORD
    Abstain from Obstructing Modernisation
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    In some cases of procurement of military hardware, the so-called scams are created by false, baseless or motivated allegations by rival firms that could not win the contract