SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 8-2016

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    MILITARY | MAKE IN INDIA
    Lockheed Martin offers F-16 Block 70, for India, from India, exported to the world
    By Neetu Dhulia

    Armed with 4,588 orders, 4,573 deliveries and 40 years of production experience, US defence major, Lockheed Martin is set at moving the entire production line of F-16 fighter jets...

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | DRAFT RCS
    RCS Helping Create an Ecosystem
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The policy sets out to establish an integrated ecosystem which will lead to significant growth of civil aviation sector...

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | NEW PLAYERS
    Starting Problems
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Amidst turbulence in regional skies, a fifth player, Air Carnival, has entered the regional airspace and yet another full service commuter airline Zoom Air is all set to take off.

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | EMBRAER E2
    Redesigned. From Nose to Tail New E-Jets E2s
    By Byron Bohlman, Calgary / Canada

    Embraer’s competitors and industry analysts often characterise the Brazilian manufacturer’s second-generation E-Jets as having just a few superficial design changes compared to the first-generation.

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    CIVIL | BUSINESS AVIATION
    Bizjet Financing Key Modalities
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    Both outright purchase and a lease can be financed and one needs to decide which one is more suitable to one’s specific needs, taxation regime and creditworthiness

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    CIVIL | MARKET FORECAST
    Boeing Sees $265 Billion Business in India in Next 20 Years
    By Neetu Dhulia

    Year 2016 marks the centennial year of Boeing. Continuing its tradition since 1960s, the company presented the annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) at a press conference in New Delhi.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | RIO OLYMPICS
    Bizav's Olympian Efforts
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Rio Olympics was the most televised and most viewed event in the world, but there were diehard fans who wanted to get a ringside view of the events in Rio and other venues in Brazil.

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    Japanese Stealth Fighter
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The Japanese defence industry has been unshackled from the national policy of pacifism and has received the much needed impetus to develop weapon systems and military aircraft

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    China's Strategic Airlift Capability
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The traumatic reality for the nation is that the Indian aerospace industry has been left far behind in the race with its Chinese counterpart and the way things are moving...

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    SHOW REPORT | FARNBOROUGH 2016
    Come Rain or Shine, the Show Goes On
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The Farnborough International Airshow 2016 recorded orders and options of the value of $123.9 billion defying industry expectations

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    HALL OF FAME
    Hubert Latham (1883-1912)
    By Joseph Noronha

    During his brief flying career, Hubert Latham set three world altitude records and is credited with the first ‘landing’ on water

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

    F-16 Block 70 production line is on offer and is conditional to orders from the Indian Air Force. SP’s believes it is sensible to seek an assured order following which Lockheed Martin will move the entire production line of its largest selling fighter (currently in use in 27 nations) to India.

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    Next Director General of Civil Aviation may be from the IAF
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The National Democratic Alliance Government may appoint a serving Indian Air Force (IAF) officer of the rank of Air Marshal to head India’s civil aviation regulatory body, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

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    LAST WORD
    A Tragedy Unparalleled
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Unless the wreckage of the An-32 is located and the black box recovered, the IAF will not be able to unravel the mystery of the missing An-32