SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 3-2020

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    CIVIL | ECONOMY
    An Efficient Economy, Requires a Robust Aviation Sector
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The aviation industry not only directly impacts the economy but is also interlinked with other sectors in the economy that generate enough income and employment opportunities

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    CIVIL | ANALYSIS
    Indian Civil Aviation A Reality Check
    By Satyendra Pandey

    To fully harness the growth prospects of Indian aviation, issues have to be addressed via deliberate and decisive measures

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    CIVIL | RCS ENTRANT
    The Rising “Star”
    By Rohit Goel

    Star Air is a scheduled commercial airline with an aim to connect real India. It is promoted by Ghodawat Enterprises Pvt Ltd, which is the Aviation arm of strategically diversified Sanjay Ghodawat Group.

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    CATALYST | ALI AHMED ALNAQBI
    Stellar Authority of Global Business Aviation
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    From exploring his interests in aviation to working for the challenging MENA region’s exposure to business aviation to now being at the forefront of the global business aviation industry, Alnaqbi has had an exciting journey during his three decades in the industry

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | ECONOMICS
    Flying Private Could Make More Financial Sense
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Contrary to the general notion around business aviation industry, owning or chartering a private jet has notably been a more viable option in view of economic efficiency of the businesses

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    MILITARY | BI-LATERAL
    India-US Sign $3 billion Deals for 24 MH-60R Seahawk Naval Choppers and 6 Apache Gunships
    By Vishal Thapar

    Defence & Energy to be the big drivers, as India, US raise ties to “comprehensive global strategic partnership”

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    MILITARY | TECHNOLOGY
    Stealth Crucial or Overrated?
    By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

    Stealth is essentially a combination of several technologies, all of which combine to greatly reduce the distances at which an aircraft can be detected by the enemy

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    SHOW PREVIEW | WINGS INDIA
    Setting the Stage for India to Fly High
    By Vishal Thapar

    Capacity building in focus to prepare for a 4-fold increase in air traffic to actualise the ‘Flying for All’ manifest

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

    The rise and rise of Alnaqbi from starting business aviation in the Middle East to becoming the head of IBAC is truly awe-inspiring. It is also a reflection of the acceptance of the contribution that Business Aviation now makes in global aviation.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Larry Walters (1949 - 1993)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Pilots occasionally see and report some rather bizarre happenings of which some turn out to be true and others just illusions

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    LAST WORD
    Professional Management is the Key
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The reasons why a number of the newly established airlines failed and had to shut down operations, are varied and specific to each carrier

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    Raj Kumar takes over as Secretary Defence Production
    By Vishal Thapar

    Gujarat cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Raj Kumar took over as India’s Defence Production Secretary on February 17.

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA-PACIFIC
    Joint IAF - RAF Ex Indradhanush - V 2020

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) jointly conducted the fifth edition of Exercise Indradhanush at Air Force Station Hindan from February 24 to 29, 2020.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA-PACIFIC
    First Anniversary of Balakot Air Strike

    On the first anniversary of Balakot air strike, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), IAF, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, flew a five aircraft mission at Srinagar Air Base along with aircrew from Squadrons that had participated in the operations...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA-PACIFIC
    US IADWS for India

    The US Department of State has approved a possible sale to India of military equipment comprising an Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS).

  • NEWS | DIGEST: AMERICAS
    US Leaders Discuss Nuclear Modernisation

    The Commander of US Strategic Command, Admiral Charles A Richard told a Senate panel that the nuclear triad of intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarines and strategic bombers...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: AMERICAS
    DARPA’s Contract for BAE Systems

    In a press release, BAE Systems announced that it has received funding from the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Defence Sciences Office to develop advanced analytics technology...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: EUROPE
    France Fully Integrates the Combined Space Operations (CSPO) Initiative

    At the meeting of national representatives of the CSPO initiative, on February 11 and 12 in Ottawa, General Michel Friedling, the Chief of France’s Space Command, signed on behalf of the Minister of Armies...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: EUROPE
    Future Combat Air System (FCAS) Takes Off

    On February 20 this year, German, French and Spanish national procurement heads signed the initial contract for the combat aircraft demonstrator, an essential component of the FCAS in Paris.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: EUROPE
    Airbus Helicopters - Global Market Leader in 2019

    Airbus Helicopters logged gross orders for 369 helicopters in 2019 (310 net orders), combined with its support and services revenue, worth more than € 7 billion (about $7.58 billion).

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Appointments

    On February 26, 2020, Boeing named Susan Doniz as the company’s Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Data Analytics, effective in May this year.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Quick RoundUp

    The A330-800 has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).