SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 4-2017Previous Issue Next Issue
EXCLUSIVE"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.
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
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
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
If India is to achieve the status of an aerospace power, it has to radically alter its perception and treatment of private aerospace players
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
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.
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.”
“The geographical spread of the airports covered is interesting.”
— P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Minister of Civil Aviation
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
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
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.
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.”
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