SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 8-2019

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    SPACE | APOLLO 11 MISSION
    Half-A-Century into Man’s Maiden Encounter with the Moon’s ‘Magnificent Desolation’
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    In 1969, a giant leap was taken by science, humankind and aerospace exploration when for the first time in history men walked on the surface of the Moon, Earth’s only natural satellite.

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    EXCLUSIVE

    INTERVIEW: APOLLO 11 MISSION | NASA
    Reliving Man’s Maiden Moon Mission

    Brian Odom, the historian at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama talks to SP’s Aviation’s Ayushee Chaudhary about Apollo 11 and more.

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    EXCLUSIVE

    APOLLO 11 MISSION | NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    Half-A-Century Past, Apollo 11 Still a Discovery and Inspiration
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    As the world celebrates 50 years of Apollo 11, man’s first landing on the moon, SP’s Aviation interacts with the National Science Foundation to discover some vital ways in which the organization contributed to the mission.

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    SPACE | BUSINESS AVIATION
    Coming Full Circle: Pole to Pole in Less than 48 Hours
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    To commemorate the completion of 50 years of Apollo 11, when men first landed on the moon, former NASA astronaut and a team of international aviators simultaneously broke multiple international flying records for circumnavigating the Earth over its North and South Poles

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    MILITARY | INDUCTION
    India Inducts an American Legend, AH-64E Apache
    By Vishal Thapar

    The gunship India missed having in the Kargil War, the first lot of Apache attack helicopters to operate from Pathankot airbase

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    MILITARY | BI-LATERAL
    France Strongly Pitches 2nd Lot of 36 Rafale Fighters, Seeks Movement on Stalled Aircraft Programmes
    By Vishal Thapar

    Strategic Dialogue between NSAs in New Delhi, a quick follow-up to Summit talks between Modi and Macron in Paris

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    MARKETING | FEATURE
    Pantsir-S1 ADMGS: A Perfect Option for Indian Air Defense

    The Pantsir-S1 air defense missile and gun system (ADMGS) is a short range last stand protection against airborne threats with versatility of effect on all types of targets reaching the last defensive line, cruise missiles and high-precision weapons (HPW) in particular.

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    OEM | 50 YEARS
    Embraer’s 50 Years of Wonder, Innovation and Success
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    From turboprop to eVTOL, the five decades of Embraer’s journey have been nothing short of a fascinating transformation

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    CIVIL | LEASING
    Engine Leasing
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    Aircraft spare engine leasing is separate from aircraft leasing because engines require more intensive technical management

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    CIVIL | MRO
    Technicalities of Boeing 737 Maintenance
    By Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh (Retd)

    Boeing was considering building an all-new airplane in 2011, but under intense pressure from its chief rival Airbus, Boeing decided to update the 737 instead

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

    “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” - Commander Neil Armstrong as he became the first man to walk on Moon after the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle landed on July 20, 1969.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress—Old is Gold!
    By Joseph Noronha

    The USAF relies on the B-52 because it has proved to be the most effective and economical heavy bomber option against nations with limited defensive capabilities

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    LAST WORD
    Failures are the Pillars of Success
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Even if the Chandrayaan-2 mission is regarded as a failed mission, it would yield valuable lessons for ISRO for its next attempt at soft landing on the Moon.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Indian Air Force to Upgrade Su-30MKI

    Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff, Indian Air Force (IAF) stated that the IAF wants to upgrade its SU-30MKIs with the help of Russia to make the aircraft more lethal.

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    US FMS to India for C-17 Worth $670 M

    The US has approved an FMS worth $670 million to support India’s C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft. The decision in this regard comes after a recent Indian request to buy equipment for C-17 follow-on support...

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    Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile Tested Successfully

    India has conducted a successful testlaunch of its indigenous Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRASM). The missile is designed for canisterised storage aboard a transporter-erector-launcher vehicle.

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    Likely Sale of BrahMos to Thailand

    Thailand wants to buy BrahMos cruise missiles and has been in talks with India for the purchase. The BrahMos missile system can be used in ground attack and shore defence modes.

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    India to Buy R-27 Air-to-Air Missiles for $218 Million

    India has reportedly paid approximately $218 million to buy a batch of R-27 air-to-air missiles. The missiles will be equipped on the SU-30MKI aircraft of the Indian Air Force.

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    Possible FMS Sale of F-16 to Pakistan

    The US Government has announced a possible FMS to Pakistan for continued support of the F-16 programme. The FMS is valued at $125 million.

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    Appointments

    Airbus Defence and Space has announced the appointment of Julian Whitehead as Executive Vice-President Global Business and Strategic Programmes, effective October 1, 2019.

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    Quick RoundUp

    Advanced Electronics has won a $57.8 million modification for the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA Cyber Protection System and Related Facilities programme.