SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 6-2016

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    MILITARY | EXERCISE
    Perfect Red Flag

    The prestigious Exercise Red Flag 2016 concluded its advanced aerial combat training between the Indian Air Force, the US Air Force and the US Navy on May 13, 2016

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    SPACE | ISRO
    India Joins Elite Space Club

    India joins top satellite club such as the US, Russia, China and Europe which all have their own satellite navigation systems

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    Kiren Rijiju Graces Su-30MKI

    From the IAF perspective, it does help if the political leadership is familiarised with the frontline activities and responsibilities that IAF personnel shoulder and the hazards they face

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    MILITARY | LCA
    Tejas Mark-2 & IAF

    If inducted in large numbers to arrest the depletion of combat squadrons, the LCA Tejas Mark-2 would definitely make a difference to IAF in the event of a two-front war

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    MILITARY | UCAV
    Predator — A Proven Machine

    The different versions of Predator have been extensively used since 1995 having been employed in combat operations over various countries including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Serbia, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria and Somalia

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    UCAV | PREDATOR
    Predator XP & Predator C Avenger: Providing Life-Saving Situational Awareness

    Predator XP and Predator C feature triple-redundant flight control computers and redundant flight control surfaces and avionics that deliver unparalleled reliability.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | AGGREGATORS
    'Uber' of Air Charter market in India

    India’s Online Charter Booking Platforms make their debut. BookMyCharters is a globally scalable platform and is geared to address the US$ 20 billion global opportunity

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    FACT FILE | G650
    Speed, Style and Comfort

    The G650 performance is unmatched, backed by solid innovation and therefore it is considered the world’s most advanced business aircraft

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Is Enough Marketing Done?

    At the moment, they are just content with a promotion here and a promotion there, nothing substantive to attract first time flyers among the rising middle class at large

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    E190-E2 Completes Maiden Flight Ahead of Schedule

    Since the E-Jets E2s were launched in June 2013, the programme has logged 640 commitments from airlines and leasing companies...

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Embraer E190 Breakthrough in Japan

    The E190, configured by JAL in dual class with genuine leather seat offering, is the third Embraer E-Jet aircraft type that is operating in Japan, in addition to the E170 and E175 that already operate...

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    CIVIL | TRANSPORT
    Have Token, Will Travel

    It is not difficult to see why airports and airlines would embrace Single Token Travel so enthusiastically

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    SHOW PREVIEW | ILA BERLIN
    Focal Point of Aerospace

    ILA Berlin is synonymous with tradition and innovation and claims to be the longeststanding and most firmly established air show in the world

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    Hall of Fame
    Mary Bailey (1890-1960)

    Mary Bailey twice won the Harmon Trophy as the world's outstanding aviatrix in 1927 and 1928, the first two occasions on which it was awarded

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief

    IAF came in for praise from the US Air Force for the display of a high degree of professionalism in Exercise Red Flag held in Alaska this year.

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    Last Word
    Enabling Steps Needed, Now

    There is an urgent need for India to strengthen the partnership in defence and propel it to a new level through greater American investment in the Indian defence manufacturing sector