SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 4-2016

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | CHINA
    Crisis Looms Large
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The economic downturn is expected to have a telling effect on business aviation and airframers are worried about the cascading effect it will have on global markets

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    CIVIL | POLICY
    Need of the Hour
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    “India will be the third largest aviation market by 2024” has become more or less a slogan now raised at every public event that relates to aviation

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    SHOW PREVIEW | ABACE 2016
    Potential Remains
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Despite the slowness of the Chinese economy impacting the pace of growth of business aircraft sales, the show is still riding on optimism

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | EMBRAER
    The E2 Edge
    By R. Chandrakanth

    This family of aircraft from Brazilian aerospace major Embraer is the latest addition to give competition to narrow-body aircraft such as the Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX, Bombardier CSeries, Mitsubishi MRJ90 and COMAC C919

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    MILITARY | OEM
    Airbus Group Eyeing Big
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Airbus has made it clear that the group will be able to invest in the Indian defence sector only if it get contracts as it takes ‘two to tango’

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    MILITARY | OEM
    Expanding Sustainment
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Boeing’s military aircraft are playing an important role in the modernisation and missionreadiness of India’s defence forces...

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    MILITARY | EXERCISE RED FLAG
    IAF Contingent Ready
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The US Air Force (USAF) has invited the Indian Air Force (IAF) to take part in the prestigious joint air exercise codenamed ‘Ex-Red Flag 16-1’

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    MILITARY | DPP 2016
    Key Highlights
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, in his inaugural address of Defexpo 2016 stated the need for India to develop its indeginious platforms and production.

  • MILITARY | DPP 2016
    Implications for the IAF
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    DPP 2016 calls ‘self-reliance’ a major cornerstone on which military capability rests and asserts that ‘Make in India’ theme is the focal point of defence acquisition policy/procedure

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    MILITARY | SPECIAL MISSION
    Special Aircraft, Specific Mission
    By Joseph Noronha

    Airborne platforms afford unmatched speed, flexibility and responsiveness and offer commanders a variety of scalable options to choose from in complex situations

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    FACT FILE | F/A-18
    F/A-18 by Boeing
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    In all likelihood, India may prefer the twin-engine F/A-18s over the single-engine F-16s which is also on offer.

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    Hall of Fame
    Winkle Brown (1919-2016)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Winkle Brown was not just a highly skilled test pilot, but the most prolific, having flown more types of aircraft than anyone in history

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

    There are a number of infirmities in the DPP 2016 that need to be addressed urgently for timely modernisation of the Indian armed forces

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    News with Views
    Additional Su-30MKI Jets for the IAF
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Russia is keen to expand licensed production of the Su-30MKI jets in India, Anatoly Punchuk, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation told Interfax-AVN on March 29 this year. “The project has been successful.

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    Last Word
    Create True Capability
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The continuously dwindling strength of the combat fleet has been a matter of concern for the IAF since the beginning of the last decade