SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 10-2020

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY
    PM launches India’s first passenger Seaplane service
    By Staff Correspondent

    PM Modi took the first flight from Kevadia of Gujarat’s Narmada to Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, marking a significant boost to regional aviation

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    BILATERAL | INDIA-US
    India-US: Game Changer Meeting
    By Ranjit Kumar

    Agreements during the visit has opened a new chapter in India-US strategic partnerships and will prove to be a game changer in strategic equations in the region

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    BILATERAL | INDIA-US
    Statement by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh – India-US 2+2 Meeting

    “Secretary Pompeo, Secretary Esper, Dr Jaishankar, Members of Press, Ladies and gentlemen, I thank the Secretaries, their delegations and all members of US media who have travelled to India to meet us amidst the threat of Covid-19 pandemic.

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    MILITARY | IAF DAY
    “Air Force entering a transforming era” IAF Chief
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Addressing the Air Force, Bhadauria highlighted the force’s achievements, commitment, future enterprises and ethos to continue to serve towards a self-reliant nation

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    MILITARY | IAF DAY
    Full Address by IAF Chief – Air Force Day Parade
    By Staff Correspondent

    On the 88th Anniversary of the Indian Air Force, I extend my best wishes and welcome you all to this event. As we enter the 89th year of service, the IAF is undergoing a transformational change.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | INDUSTRY
    The Opportunity to Rethink and Reinvent Business Aviation in India
    By Sudhir S. Rajeshirke

    The aviation sector in India continues to stay away from innovations partly due to high entry barriers and strong as well as non-adaptive regulations

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | COVID-19
    No Plane No Gain at Forefront of Pandemic Activities
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Business aviation’s vital emergency response in times of crisis has been globally witnessed yet again during the recent months as the world battled the coronavirus pandemic

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

    In his address, Chief of the Air Staff, traced the achievements of the Indian Air Force and the commitment and ethos of its personnel to render service towards achieving a selfreliant and a glorious nation

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    Hypersonic missile test-fired by DRDO
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    On September 7, 2020, Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully flight-tested the indigenously-developed hypersonic technology demonstration vehicle (HSTDV).

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    HALL OF FAME
    Katharine Wright (1874 - 1929)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Katharine Wright played gracious hostess to the throngs of aristocrats and the rich including King Edward VII of England, who attended her brothers’ flying displays

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    LAST WORD
    Air Travel – Proceed with Caution
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    While there is an urgent need for restoring normalcy in air travel, given the serious hazards associated with COVID-19, the MoCA has no option but to move forward with extreme caution

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    NEWS DIGEST
    Global Jet Capital Completes Securitization, Raising $522M

    Global Jet Capital, a global leader in financial solutions for business aircraft, announced today the closing of its BJETS 2020-1 securitization, raising approximately $522 million.

  • NEWS DIGEST
    Aircraft Bill provides statutory status to DGCA
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    BCAS and DGCA also get the status under the amendment Bill, 2020. Each of the three to be governed by a Director General, appointed by the Centre

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    NEWS DIGEST
    First Woman DG of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security

    Usha Padhee, an officer of the 1996 batch of the IAS cadre from Odisha, made history as she is the first woman officer to take charge of the office of Director-General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) replacing IPS officer Rakesh Asthana who served as DG between January 2019 and August 2020.

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    Ambassadors’ Round-Table Virtual conference on Aero India 2021

    Department of Defence Production organised the Ambassadors’ Round Table Virtual conference on Aero India 2021, chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh here on October 7, 2020.

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    Defence Minister releases DRDO Procurement Manual 2020

    To encourage increased participation of Indian industry, including Start-ups and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Defence Research & Development (R&D) for achieving ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’, Defence Minister...

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    Skydive Landing by IAF at Khardung La, Leh

    With the aim to instil the qualities of camaraderie, team spirit, physical and mental courage, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has always been promoting adventure activities for its personnel.

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    GA-ASI kicks off Sea Guardian validation flights in Japan

    Inc (GA-ASI), kicked off a series of validation flights on October 15 for Japan Coast Guard (JCG). The Sea Guardian flights will validate the wide-area maritime surveillance capabilities of Remotely...

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    Orange Flag brings test data to warfighter

    Units from across the country converged at Edwards Air Force Base in September this year to execute the multi-domain, large force test series exercise known as Orange Flag.

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    BAE Systems to develop Attritable Air Vehicle System

    BAE Systems has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to develop an Attritable Air Vehicle System for the Skyborg programme under which the company will compete...

  • NEWS DIGEST
    Appointments

    On October 19, 2020, Bombardier Aviation announced the following key leadership appointments at its Biggin Hill service facility in London, effective immediately

  • NEWS DIGEST
    QuickRoundUp

    The Boeing Company, Arizona, was awarded a $439,179,677 modification to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for new Apache AH-64E aircraft and Longbow crew trainers. Work will be completed by March 01, 2025. FMS contract is for Morocco.