SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 4-2018

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    EXCLUSIVE

    MILITARY | OFFSET
    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.