SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 4-2018

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    MILITARY | OFFSET

    EXCLUSIVE

    1st Full Details of Rafale's €4-billion Make in India & Offsets Plan
    By Courtesy: Livefist

    Livefist has obtained access to the first comprehensive details of France’s plans on what will easily be the most challenging component of the Rafale deal: the offsets.

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    MILITARY | COMBAT AIRCRAFT
    Slow Revamp
    By Joseph Noronha

    The latest blow to the IAF is the abandonment of a two-year-old plan to produce single-engine fighters in large numbers indigenously with foreign collaboration under the ‘Make in India’ initiative

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    MILITARY | BOEING
    “F/A-18 Super Hornet for India: Multi-role, Combat Tested and Built for the Future”

    In this interview, Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar talks to SP’s Aviation and shares his perspective on why India should seriously consider the F/A-18 Super Hornet for its fighter requirements and how it would achieve the dual purposes of providing capability to the warfighters and industrial capability to build India’s aerospace industry.

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    CIVIL | INDUSTRY
    SpiceJet- CFM Deal — ACME of Indian Aviation
    By Arpita Kala

    Low cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet recently signed a $12.50 billion deal with the engine manufacturer

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    DIPLOMACY | FRANCE
    French President visit re-energises ties
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    France is the first country in the Western world to have forged a strategic partnership with India despite the undercurrents of India’s nuclear tests in Pokhran in May 1998

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | CHINA
    The Dragon on a Shopping Spree
    By Arpita Kala

    Practical airplane purchases, hand-me-down jets and more, our Asian neighbour is setting new business aviation trends

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | INTERVIEW
    Falcon 8X is Better

    Vadim Feldzer, the Head of Global Communications at Dassault tells Arpita Kala of SP’s Aviation during Wings India ‘18, all about the fate of Falcon 5X and busts myths about Dassault’s mysterious new aircraft.

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    SHOW REPORT | WINGS INDIA 2018
    Opportunities in Indian Aviation
    By Rohit Srivastava

    The biennial event, witnessed the presence of 125 exhibitors and 35 CEOs of the global aviation industry. Representatives of eleven countries participated in the show.

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

    Strengthening Indo-French relations are relevant in the context of the growing influence of China in the region and the need to curb her menacing territorial ambitions

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    HALL OF FAME
    Sabiha Gökçen (1913-2001)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Sabiha Gökçen is acclaimed as a model of progressive Turkish womanhood and Turkish schoolgirls grow up learning the story of her life

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    LAST WORD
    Need Adequate Funding
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Owing to complexities of the Defence Procurement Procedure and paucity of funds, the list of assets required by the IAF to replace those approaching obsolescence, has only been growing.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Appointments

    On March 1, 2018, Air Marshal RKS Shera AVSM VSM took over as Air Officer-in-charge Maintenance of Indian Air Force at Air Headquarters, New Delhi...

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Quick RoundUp

    Airbus Helicopters Inc, Texas, has been awarded a $273,289,949 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of 35 UH-72A helicopters by the US Army. One bid was solicited and one bid received...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA
    China’s Z-20 Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter

    The Z-20 is the informal name of China’s medium-lift (9-10 tonnes) utility helicopter, similar to the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk, developed independently by China.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA
    Successful Hot Refueling Trial-cum-Sortie of LCA-Tejas

    Inching close to Final Operational Clearance (FOC), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) carried out a hot refueling on indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas followed by a sortie at HAL airport, Bengaluru.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA
    PAF’s Search and Rescue Squadron

    No 88 Search & Rescue(S&R) squadron of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has been equipped with AW-139 Agusta Westland helicopters.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA
    India Denies Interest in F-35

    Indian Air Force (IAF) officials have denied reports that the servive had requested a classified briefing on the F-35. Speaking to the media, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA
    Modernisation of China’s J-20

    The fighter’s designers are planning on developing variants of the radar-evading J-20, eventually opening research on its successor, a sixth-generation fighter jet.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA
    Republic of Korea’s First F-35a

    Republic of Korea and US government leaders celebrated the public debut or ‘roll out’ of the first Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) F-35A Lightning II at the Lockheed Martin Fort Worth production facility today.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA
    Saudi Arabia, Boeing form Joint Venture

    In line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Boeing today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to develop a new joint venture (JV) aiming to localize more than 55 per cent...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    KC-46 Pegasus Tanker Aircraft on Schedule

    Following a report released in January this year expressing concerns about the KC-46 Pegasus tanker aircraft, the US Air Force is working with the Pentagon’s operational test and evaluation office...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    MQ-9 Reaper to Replace MQ-1Predator

    US Air Force has announced that the MQ-1 Predator will be replaced by the MQ-9 Reaper with an air-to-air missile capability.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | EUROPE
    Leonardo, Qatar sign Helicopter Deal worth more than €3 bn

    The Ministry of Defence of Qatar has announced a contract today for the purchase of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters.