SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 4-2017

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    EXCLUSIVE

    INTERVIEW | EMBRAER COMMERCIAL
    "We will have a lot of focus on Asia-Pacific"

    SP’s Aviation Editor-in-Chief Jayant Baranwal spoke to John Slattery, President & CEO of Embraer Commercial, on the growth plans of Embraer.

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    CIVIL | EMBRAER COMMERCIAL
    Strength to Strength

    The journey for the Brazilian aerospace conglomerate that produces commercial, military, executive and agricultural aircraft and provides aeronautical services has been one which has made Brazilians proud

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    MILITARY | HELICOPTERS
    What Next for IAF

    Unlike fixed-wing combat aircraft that essentially train during peacetime, helicopters of the IAF spend a substantial proportion of their peacetime flying on operational missions

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    MILITARY | HELICOPTERS
    Apache – A Versatile Machine

    The Apache family of attack helicopters is widely accepted as the world’s most advanced, versatile and operationally proven multi-role, rotary-wing combat platform

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    INDUSTRY | MANUFACTURING
    Energise Aerospace Industry

    If India is to achieve the status of an aerospace power, it has to radically alter its perception and treatment of private aerospace players

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    INDUSTRY | AIR SAFETY
    Single vs Twin

    The number of engines that an aircraft must have is often a subject of discussion that pervades all the segments of civil and military aviation

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | HUMAN RESOURCE
    Where is He?

    Over-trained flight crew of India: Does it really contribute to ‘flight safety’? This is one of the grave concerns of business aviation in India today. A scenario has been presented by the author indicating the scarcity of pilots and the red-tapism in the concerned authorities.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | HUMAN RESOURCE
    "Pilot Scarcity is Acute!"

    In the backdrop of “Where is He?” SP’s Aviation interviewed Colonel Sanjay Julka (Retd) to find out the severity of this problem and the possible solutions. He was candid in his replies, “To address pilot scarcity in India, we need to revamp all regulations and bring them at par with world standard practices. Involve and encourage private players to open training schools and academies. Liberalise tax policies on training infrastructure and equipment import.”

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | RCS
    70 Airports for UDAN

    “The geographical spread of the airports covered is interesting.”
    — P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Minister of Civil Aviation

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    SHOW REPORT | ABACE 2017
    Beyond Expectations

    The industry continues to see opportunities in the region, as illustrated in part by the introduction of two aircraft models displayed for the first time in China

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s launch of UDAN is indicative of the greater focus coming from Indian government in support of india’s commercial aviation industry

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    F-16 Fighting Falcons for India

    Two Senators have urged the Donald Trump administration to push for the sale of F-16 fighter jets to India to build capability to counter China’s growing military power in the Pacific.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916-82)

    Adolf Hitler idolised Rudel and while presenting one of his many awards remarked, “You are the greatest and most courageous soldier the German people have ever had.”

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    LAST WORD
    End VIP Culture

    Unless effective steps are taken by the government to end VIP culture, the threat of fines alone is unlikely to eliminate the malaise of unruly behaviour by VIPs onboard airliners