SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 11-2016

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    TECHNOLOGY | UCAVS
    UCAVs in Combat
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    While the concept of unmanned aerial systems in combat has come a long way, there is room for further innovation to enhance operational capabilities, lethality and survivability of UCAVs

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    MILITARY | FIGHTER
    F-16 for the IAF
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Decision by Lockheed Martin to transfer the F-16 production line to India would be contingent on whether the Government of India selects this aircraft for the Indian Air Force

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    MILITARY | UNMANNED SYSTEMS
    ScanEagle & Integrator - may be made in India
    By Ranjit Kumar

    The offer of Drones from Insitu Pacific, Australia, is expected to dramatically change the surveillance capabilities of the Indian maritime security agencies and forces deployed on borders to prevent terrorist infiltration

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    MILITARY | TRAINING
    The Pilatus PC-7 to the Rescue
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The Pilatus PC-7 Mk II has helped prevent another crisis that was brewing in the trainer fleet of the Indian Air Force

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    CIVIL | INDIAN SCENARIO
    Transformed Skies
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Civil aviation is on a high trajectory growth path and it will soon be among the top five aviation markets of the world.

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    CIVIL | ENGINES
    CFM Setting the Pace in Engines
    By R. Chandrakanth

    It has set a scorching pace, having produced and delivered the world’s largest fleet of jet engines in the single-aisle market.

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Going National
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The beginning of the next wave of aviation is round the corner and all credit should go to the proactive policies of the government

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    18 States Give Consent to RCS
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The recently announced Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) has already found support from 18 states and other states are to follow soon, according to G.K. Chaukiyal, Executive Director, Airports Authority of India (AAI).

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    CIVIL | BUSINESS AVIATION
    Castles in the Air: Do we have the right cultural environment to bring in an Aviation Boom?
    By Colonel Sanjay Julka

    The cultural shift is required amongst all stakeholders of the industry, in fact some amount of shift is also required in how the nation perceives “air travel”

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | RCS
    The other dimension of Regional Connectivity in India
    By Mark Dunnachie, Vice President, Embraer Asia Pacific

    The Regional Connectivity Scheme is poised to make a significant difference in India, enabling more people, in currently ‘remote’ locations, to have access to air links at an affordable price.

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | RCS
    UDAN Very Positive for Growth
    By Tom Anderson, ATR

    The ongoing efforts of the Indian Government to develop regional aviation will have a very positive impact on the economic and social development of the country

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2016
    Will Trump Presidency Impact Business Aviation?
    By R. Chandrakanth

    While we wait and see how the Trump presidency will play out in the months to come, the NBAA-BACE in Orlando was a ‘huge success’ by various measures, according to the NBAA President, Ed Bolen

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    HALL OF FAME
    Johnnie Johnson (1915-2001)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Johnnie Johnson had a relentless desire to fight, a cool mind, an incredible eye and impeccable judgement once he got behind an enemy aircraft

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

    The beginning of the next wave of aviation is round the corner and all credit should go to the proactive policies of the government which is pinning all hopes on the Regional Connectivity Scheme to transform the country

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    Maiden landing at Mechuka by the C-17
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

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    LAST WORD
    Why Victimise Defence Only?
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The forensic audit report by Deloitte on AirAsia India has revealed fraudulent transactions of Rs. 22 crore to parties in India and Singapore that do not exist