SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 7-2016

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    CIVIL | VIEWPOINT
    Take-off for National Civil Aviation Policy

    As the Indian civil aviation industry is expected to become the third largest by 2022, it would be necessary for the government to have the right vision, planning and execution

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    SPACE | ISRO
    20 Satellites in a Go!

    According to market reports nearly 200 small satellites will be launched in the period 2014 to 2023 and India is perfectly positioned in this segment

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    CIVIL | LEASING
    Can Leasing be Made More Affordable?

    Ministry of Civil Aviation Secretary R. Choubey recently called for greater participation from policy makers and users to promote MRO services, offer training, and provide more attractive leasing...

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    CIVIL | VIEWPOINT
    Draft Regional Connectivity Scheme

    It is clear that the role played by the state governments will be critical to the success of Regional Connectivity Scheme.

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    CIVIL | VIEWPOINT
    Foreign Direct Investment in Aviation

    While the existing Indian carriers, particularly the state-owned Air India may find the going tough in future, the travelling public can look forward to good times ahead!

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    CIVIL | EXPERT COMMENTS
    General Aviation Ignored in NCAP

    We are trying to build a grand palace on a weak foundation. Therein lies the biggest concern for NCAP 2016.

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Competing with Goliaths

    Regional airlines have cranked up daily aircraft utilisation in order to reduce unit costs and survive in India’s highly-competitive domestic low-fare environment

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Another Regional Airline?

    With the government’s proactive approach and general aviation climate in India, the Sankeshwars started scanning the sector and found that regional airlines was a good bet

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    CIVIL | ASSOCHAM CONFERENCE
    Capping is not the answer to deal with rise in airfares: Ashok Gajapathi Raju

    The Civil Aviat ion Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju has said that to deal with steep rise in airfares...

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | EXPERT COMMENTS
    Catalytic Steps to Effectively Implement NCAP 2016

    The implementation of the policy, in letter and spirit, is going to be more challenging, requiring an open-minded approach and flexibility

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | AGGREGATORS
    JetSetGo, Way to Go

    The end-to-end approach and putting the customer first is what differentiates us from the traditional aircraft charter market...

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | TREND
    Tardy Growth

    International business aviation players are hoping that India will do well, if not in the short term but medium and long term.

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    Membership of MTCR for India

    The aim of the MTCR is to restrict the proliferation of missiles, complete rocket systems and unmanned air vehicles capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    Women Breaking Barriers!

    The commissioning of female pilots into the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force will indeed be inspiring as well as challenging for the future generations of women

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    Tejas Inducted, Finally

    Indian Air Force’s first squadron of home-grown light combat aircraft Tejas became a reality with the induction of two aircraft into the force on July 1, 2016

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    SHOW PREVIEW | FARNBOROUGH 2016
    Brexit to Cast Shadow on Farnborough

    Major highlight of the show will be the appearance of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) with two of its variants on display

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    SHOW REPORT | ILA BERLIN 2016
    Focus on Innovation & Technologies

    ILA 2016 is synonymous with innovation and leadership in aerospace. It dealt selectively with forward-looking topics in the outward looking industry, including sustainability, digitalisation...

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    SHOW REPORT | EBACE 2016
    Pinning Hopes on Europe

    Business aviation in Europe will need 95,000 additional pilots and 1,01,000 additional maintenance technicians by 2034

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    HALL OF FAME
    Adolf Galland (1912-96)

    Adolf Joseph Ferdinand Galland, a highly decorated fighter pilot in the Luftwaffe, was credited with 104 aerial victories and lived to a ripe old age of 84

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief

    Indian Air Force deserves the Kudos on two fronts: First, induction of three Women Pilots into the Combat Role thereby breaking the barriers; Second, induction of Tejas, the LCA, into its squadron namely Flying Daggers 45.

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    LAST WORD
    Regulate But Don't Kill

    Effective implementation of the regulatory provisions for operation of UAVs in the civil domain is not going to be an easy task