SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 5-2016

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Issue Features

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | EUROPE
    Conservative Growth

    The European fleet of business aircraft remains one of the world’s youngest, with 50 per cent of all aircraft being less than 10 years old

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    A Gust of Wind!

    The gust of wind (Rafale) is going to kick-start the exercise to augment the depleting squadron strength of the Indian Air Force soon.

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    MILITARY | AVRO REPLACEMENT
    C295: Enhanced Capability

    The Airbus C295 will indeed provide significant enhancement in the operational capability of the IAF in respect of its transport fleet

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    MILITARY | AIR REFUELLERS
    Reach is Vital

    The Indian Air Force cannot claim a credible offensive capability against China without the increased reach that flight refuelling aircraft confer

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    An Unending Debate

    At this juncture in India when regional routes are being opened up, both by the government and operators, the choice of aircraft becomes critical in the running of a successful airline

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Azul Connects Brazil

    Azul’s rise is testimony to its success in carving out a niche for itself – the airline serves predominantly secondary markets in Brazil with Embraer E-Jets and ATR turboprops

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    CIVIL | ENGINES
    Environment Friendly

    CFM International, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce and others too are continuously working on improving not only engine efficiency, but also taking into consideration its environmental footprint

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | FINANCING
    Buying & Leasing

    For those who have to borrow funds from the market, it is a herculean effort, particularly in India where an aircraft is not categorised as asset

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | DASSAULT FALCON
    Soars Higher & Higher

    Over 2,250 Falcons have been delivered to 82 countries and the Falcon fleet has surpassed 16.2 million hours of flight time, testimony to Falcon’s reputation for quality and performance

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | CSR
    BizAv Gives Back with Generosity

    We are a small, tight-knit ‘community’, – the private and general aviation world. We pull together and share well.

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    SHOW PREVIEW | EBACE
    Shaping up Well

    The 2016 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE 2016) is shaping up to be one of the most exciting ever with several highlights planned to build on last year’s successful show.

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    Hall of Fame
    Edward Mannock (1887-1918)

    Mannock was widely recognised as a prudent but aggressive leader and a nurturing superior, who loved to teach younger pilots the art of survival and success

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief

    Air Chief Marshal Fali H. Major (Retd) is of the view that the IAF ought to induct at least 80 Rafale combat jets to equip five squadrons.

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    Last Word
    Recipe for Success

    Unless the Indian aerospace and defence industry has access to the global market, the prospects of success of ‘Make in India’ campaign is likely to remain plagued by uncertainty