SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 9-2017Previous Issue
Elevation of Nirmala Sitharaman from the status of Minister of State to that of Cabinet Minister, is seen as Prime Minister Modi’s perspective of preferring “Performance over Politics”
To win Indian hearts and minds, Mattis talked of steadily expanding defence cooperation, underpinned by a strategic convergence based on common objectives and goals in the region
The Late Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, a rare gift of God to the nation, is tragically no more with us; but his memory will live on forever!
In an interaction with SP’s Aviation at his home in Delhi’s diplomatic enclave Chanakyapuri, Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC reminisced on the past, underlined the strengths and challenges of the present, and conveyed his hopes of a bright future
My best wishes to SP’s Aviation team for informative & credible reporting. On behalf of all Air Warriors I compliment SP’s Aviation team for the special issue on Air Force Day and wish them success in all their future endeavours.
On the occasion of the 85th Anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, spoke to SP’s Aviation
While the transport and helicopter fleets are in a good shape, the IAF needs to hasten the build-up of the fighter fleet and both medium and short range SAMs
On balance, the PLAAF is at a competitive disadvantage on the Tibetan plateau because the payload is significantly reduced at bases at high altitudes
A well-equipped and adequately manned Aerospace Command, with inter-continental reach and the wherewithal to mount offensive missions as well as provide defensive capability, is what is required by the nation
The F/A-18 Super Hornet operates off the decks of the US Navy’s aircraft carriers and is part of the Royal Australian Air Force’s fleet to offer advanced, combat-proven strike capability.
Highly reliable and efficient, the wide-body, multi-role tanker can refuel all US, allied and coalition military aircraft any time, on any mission.
Female pilots flying transport and helicopters in the IAF have adequately proved their mettle and in no way are they inferior to their male counterparts
Indra Lal Roy was the first and only Indian to be officially accredited as an ace. He achieved the feat during World War I while serving in the Royal Air Force
Unless the selected platform offers a ready global market, setting up a production facility to manufacture the aircraft exclusively for the IAF may not be a viable proposition
With the high rate of growth of the Indian airline industry, traffic at the major Hub Airports is only set to increase thereby further aggravating problems of traffic congestion
Last year some 3.8 billion travellers flew safely on 40.4 million flights. The number of total accidents, fatal accidents and fatalities all declined versus the five-year average, showing that aviation continues to become safer
The arrival of the more fuel-efficient Embraer 175 marked a new phase in the renewal of KLM Cityhopper’s fleet of Fokker 70s, which will be completed late 2017
Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff, has assured the nation that the IAF is always ready to provide swift response in any contingency
The Trump administration has told the US Congress that defence cooperation with India would be an important pillar as the US needs India to be a net security provider in the Indo-Pacific region.