SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 2-2020

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    MILITARY | IAF
    Fighter Strength Bottoms out at 29
    By Vishal Thapar

    No further depletion in number of operational squadrons if LCA Mk 1A and MRFA programmes kept on track, as the world’s 4th largest air force discards legacy Soviet-origin MiGs

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    MILITARY | MANUFACTURING
    Indian Defence Industry Corridors
    By Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh (Retd)

    The establishment of the Defence Industry Corridor is an important step both for the security of the nation, as well as for the development of Tamil Nadu and UP

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    CIVIL | UNMANNED
    Unmanned Air Taxis - Transforming Travel!
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    With a usage spectrum way wider than that of a rainbow and technological advancement beyond imaginations, be it in India or across the world in the commercial air space, the unmanned flight is certainly going to be aviation’s next big transformation.

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    CIVIL | LILIUM JET
    A Distinctly Designed Flying Taxi to Take Away Your Traffic Woes
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    36 engines, no tail, no rudder, no oil circuits, no gearboxes, and no variable pitch fan blades is what defines and differentiates the Lilium Jet

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    SHOW PREVIEW | SINGAPORE AIRSHOW
    Asia’s Finest Air Show Ready for its Flight
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    With the aristocratic government and military delegations along with senior corporate executives from around the world gathered at one place, the Singapore Airshow brings golden opportunities to forge partnerships and seal deals in this region

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    ENGINE | TECHNOLOGY
    Innovation in Engine Technologies to Make Flying Green
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The rising necessity of air travel and the constant pressure on the aerospace industry to make flying more sustainable for the environment, is driving manufacturers to innovate and develop engines that address this concern

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    MARKETING | FEATURE
    Su-57 Stealth Fighter

    The Su-57 (Su-57E - export version) is a multifunctional fifth-generation fighter designed to destroy all types of aerial targets both at long-range and close-in battles.

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

    A major problem afflicting the Indian Air Force today is the depleting strength of its combat fleet aggravated by tardy pace of induction of modern combat aircraft are taking place as also the extremely low rate of production of the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    MiG-27 Fleet of the IAF Retired from Service
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    On Friday, December 27, 2019, the Indian Air Force (IAF) retired from service the last of its MiG-27 jets at a ceremony at Air Force Station, Jodhpur.

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    HALL OF FAME
    PAN AM - “America’s Airline to The World”
    By Joseph Noronha

    Pan Am is credited with several innovations that shaped the international airline industry including all-jet fleets, launch of jumbo jets and introduction of computerised reservation systems

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    LAST WORD
    Get Your House in Order
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    While the market is undoubtedly lucrative, developing the RTA 70 and competing in the international market against well established players such as Embraer and ATR will be a formidable challenge.

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    Carroll Lane Named President of Commercial Engines, Pratt & Whitney

    Pratt & Whitney announced that Carroll Lane has assumed the role of President of the company’s Commercial Engines business, reporting to Pratt & Whitney President Christopher Calio. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp.

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    Pratt & Whitney Names Ashmita Sethi Managing Director-India

    Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced the appointment of Ashmita Sethi to the position of Managing Director for India.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Successful Launch of two BrahMos Missiles from Land and Air Platforms

    Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Air Force (IAF) and BrahMos jointly successfully conducted two BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles tests on December 17, 2019, one each from land and air platforms.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA PACIFIC
    Pakistan Extends Date for Delivery of T129 Atak Helicopters

    Pakistan has agreed to extend the deadline for the delivery of 30 T129 ATAK attack helicopters by one year, to allow Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) to work around a US veto on the re-export of their turboshaft engines.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA PACIFIC
    S-350 “Vityaz” Anti-Aircraft Missile System for Russia

    The latest complex of anti-aircraft missile forces (AMF) S-350 “Vityaz” was inducted into the Air and Space Forces (AF).

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY: AMERICAS
    Sikorsky’s Military Helicopter Market Booms

    As per Forecast International, Sikorsky is one of the dominant manufacturers on the military side of the rotorcraft market, but has only a relatively small slice of the civil market.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY: AMERICAS
    Lockheed Martin’s Smart Satellite Enabling Space Mesh Networking

    A new era of space-based computing is now being tested in-orbit that will enable artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud networking and advanced satellite communications in a robust new software-defined architecture.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Appointments

    General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff, India has been appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) with effect from December 31, 2019.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Quick RoundUp

    For its first launch of the year, Ariane 5 has placed two telecommunications satellites in orbit namely Eutelsat and GSAT-30 for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).