SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 5-2019

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | EUROPE
    Europe BizAv Industry Airborne Despite Strong Headwinds
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Online marketing for younger customers holds promise amidst shifting trend from ownership to rentals, as this segment records 9 per cent growth in the First Quarter of 2019 compared to the corresponding period in 2018

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | ECONOMY
    How Business Aviation Contributes to the Economy?
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    Facts and figures offered by the BAOA study unequivocally point to Business Aviation being a necessary and indisputable asset for national economy, contributing significantly to its growth and sustenance

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    CIVIL | AIRLINES
    Top Airlines
    By Joseph Noronha

    In the awards for 2018, over 24 million eligible entries were counted during the period August 2017 to May 2018 in which over 300 airlines across the globe were evaluated

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    CIVIL | AIRLINES
    India’s Airline Market – An Analysis
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    For the Indian airline industry to take off, some changes are required in the way the government looks at it

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    CIVIL | ENGINES
    Top Engines for Single Aisle
    By Joseph Noronha

    With environmental concerns taking centre stage, most modern jet airliners are powered by low-specific-thrust/high-bypass-ratio turbofans for better fuel economy and reduced noise

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | AIRCRAFT
    Regional Jets vs Turboprops Battle for the Skies
    By Satyendra Pandey

    With a 300-million strong middle class, low air travel penetration and an increasing propensity to spend, India is targeting 500 million passenger trips in the next 20 years

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    MILITARY | COMBAT CAPABILITY
    Time to Act
    By Air Marshal V.K. Verma (Retd)

    Aerial warfare today not only needs capable platforms for various roles; but also in the right numbers to neutralise targets effectively

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    MILITARY | LEADERSHIP
    IAF’s Points-person for Key Procurements is the New Vice-Chief of Air Staff
    By Vishal Thapar

    Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria is being talked of as Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa’s successor despite being scheduled to retire on the same day as him

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

    Business Aviation in Europe, despite severe headwinds like Brexit and economic stagnation in the region for the past many years, has recorded growth, albeit moderately

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    HAL Completes Production of 16th LCA Tejas
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    State-owned aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has completed production of the 16th Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas, as per the target till March 31, 2019.

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    LAST WORD
    Public Sector has No Role in Civil Aviation
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Unfortunately, Pawan Hans has suffered the ills that PSUs are invariably afflicted with such as bureaucratic management, unprofessional planning, low efficiency, poor performance and lack of accountability

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    SPECIAL REPORT
    Pentagon Strongly Defends India’s A-Sat Test
    By Vishal Thapar

    India’s A-SAT test, which made it only the fourth country after the US, Russia and China with a satellite-kill capability The US Department of Defense was defended by US DoD at a hearing before the US Senate Armed Forces Committee.

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    SPECIAL REPORT
    Spicejet Signs Codeshare Agreement with Emirates
    By Vishal Thapar

    A codeshare agreement between SpiceJet and the leading global airline Emirates is set to open new routes and destinations for Indians across the US, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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    SPECIAL REPORT
    Jet Under Bankruptcy, Tata to Revive Acquisition Interest
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    After all operations of Jet Airways (India) temporarily came to a halt on April 17, 2019 following 25 years of run, the airline is left under the threat of heading to a bankruptcy court.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Julian Nott (1944-2019)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Julian Nott was the first balloonist to receive the Gold Medal of the Royal Aero Club which has been awarded to renowned figures in aviation like the Wright brothers and Neil Armstrong

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY
    Collins Aerospace showcases Air Combat Training System

    Collins Aerospace Systems, in collaboration with the University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), recently held a Secure Live Air-to-Air Mission (SLAAM) demonstration...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: CIVIL
    Optimal Start to Operations for Manta Air

    Manta Air, the new domestic carrier of the Republic of Maldives, has signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) with ATR.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: INDUSTRY
    CFM Continues to Expand Leap Aftermarket Network

    The LEAP service model is based on the highly-competitive CFM56 model, which has the most open MRO environment in the industry.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: INDUSTRY
    Pratt & Whitney Celebrates Embraer E195-E2 Aircraft Certification

    Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., and Embraer are celebrating a significant milestone as the E195-E2 aircraft receives Type Certification from three regulatory agencies...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: INDUSTRY
    Collins Aerospace Supports MQ-9B SkyGuardian

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI), utilizing Collins Aerospace Systems technology, recently succeeded in the first complete takeoff to landing flight of a MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft...

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Appointments

    Air Marshal S.K. Ghotia takes over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Training Command. Embraer Board selects new President and CEO.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Quick RoundUp

    Arianespace announced the signing of a launch service contract with Synspective for the launch of the satellite StriX-α (with a liftoff mass of approximately 150 kg.) into a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) in 2020.