Features

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    May 30, 2022
    BizAv’s Momentum Renewed & Re-imagined at EBACE 2022
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    EBACE 2022 reflected the industry’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, inclusion and excellence, stated the organisers

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    May 30, 2022
    Strengthening Sustainability
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    EBACE 2022 looked at sustainability not only through the lens of environment but also services, work environment, and inclusion thus providing an all-round sustainable future’s pathway

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    May 30, 2022
    Innovation Intensifies
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Electric aircraft and advanced air mobility were among the most-talked about topics at the show this year

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    February 24, 2021
    The President closes Aero India 2021
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Display of the defence prowess, strengthening the self-reliance mission, modernisation, global reach and inclusivity highlighted during Aero India 2021.

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    December 4, 2020
    VBACE lays out key suggestions for first-time buyers
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Considering the rising number of first time customers in the business aviation industry, VBACE 2020 got together experts to pitch in advice for them.

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    December 4, 2020
    Industry leaders initiate towards a sustainable future
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    While the industry is tackling the coronavirus crisis, the leaders are aware that the climate crisis is not to be ignored.

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    December 4, 2020
    Innovation is the way forward
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    While leaders discussed the future of flight innovations, VBACE successfully stood testimony to innovation and adaptation.

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    December 4, 2020
    VBACE 2020 highlights workforce concerns and changes
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    From the ground support staff to the maintenance professional, working in isolation to working from home, education sessions at VBACE proactively discussed about the transitions in the workforce post COVID-19.

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    December 3, 2020
    Inaugural Virtual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2020
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    With virtual booths, exhibition halls, chat lounges and much more, NBAA’s VBACE 2020 took innovation a notch-up.

  • December 3, 2020
    “Business aviation to emerge stronger from pandemic”
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Passenger air travel came to a halt across the globe and industries especially aviation and travel industry were hard hit. However with the shift towards safe travel and social distancing, business aviation did see better moments compared to commercial aviation.

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    December 3, 2020
    Textron Aviation announces launch of the King Air 260
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Supplemental type certification (STC) approval of the IS&S ThrustSenseAutothrottle on Pro Line Fusion-equipped Beechcraft King Air 200 series aircraft also announced.

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    December 3, 2020
    2020’s regulations and planning for aircraft acquisition
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    VBACE 2020 sessions look at the pandemic’s economic and legislative impacts as well as tax benefits for aircraft ownership.

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    December 3, 2020
    Gogo announces Gogo Vision 360 and completion of its commercial aviation business sale
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The premium Inflight Entertainment service is an effort to enhance passenger experience.

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    December 3, 2020
    Airbus Corporate Jets display the brighter side of the pandemict
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    At a press conference during VBACE 2020, ACJ executives highlight the new TwoTwenty Jets’ qualities.

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    August 10, 2020
    Hydrogen in focus to achieve zero emissions
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Sustainable alternative fuel, hydrogen, and electric are the major possibilities that the industry needs to focus upon; experts highlight.

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    August 10, 2020
    Boeing's Freighter Conversion Program gets a renewed boost
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Boeing’s freighter conversion programs received an elevation during the FIA Connect with Boeing announcing a contract calling for DHL Express to add four 767-300BCFs and another with Aircraft Finance Germany covering two 737-800BCFs.

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    August 10, 2020
    First ever virtual airshow concludes successfully
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    With approximately 14,000 delegates coming together across countries and continents virtually, the FIA Connect successfully deliberated on sustainable and crucial matters of the aviation industry.

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    August 10, 2020
    Team Tempest expands for the next generation combat aircraft
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    General Electric UK, QinetiQ, Collins Aerospace, Thales, Martin-Baker, GKN and Bombardier come on board the Team Tempest, a future combat air system being developed for RAF & other European forces.

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    August 7, 2020
    Aviation leaders connect at FIA to discuss the pandemic at hand
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    From travel confidence, to technological initiatives needed in the industry, experts highlighted the grave situation that has come due to the pandemic and pointed out the steps that can be taken going forward.

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    August 7, 2020
    Consumer Confidence Crucial for post COVID-19 recovery
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Consumer confidence was stressed as another key to relaunching travel. To tackle the unprecedented passenger drop-off, the government and industry officials stressed to collaborate on technology, cleanliness, and other means to reduce health risks, increase passenger confidence, and facilitate the return of travel.

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    August 7, 2020
    From future advancements to present survival
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    As for LeAnn Ridgeway, Vice President of Avionics and General Manager of Information Management Services for Collins Aerospace, technology can play a significant factor in the recovery.

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    August 7, 2020
    Focus on diversity through the pandemic, women leaders stress
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    FIA Connect also witnessed a dedicated panel discussion with women leaders hosted by the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter (WIAAC) focusing on diversity and inclusion as the industry starts to recover from COVID-19.

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    July 27, 2020
    FIA draws focus on the electric future of air mobility
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    While the concerns around infrastructure and people’s beliefs still remain, the industry experts are confident about the potential of UAM which will takeover transportation in the times to come.

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    July 27, 2020
    Pandemic delays production, yet Lockheed Martin aims to achieve F-35 delivery target
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The F-35 production line has delivered 540 aircraft, and more than 1,000 pilots and 10,000 maintainers are now trained to fly and work on the aircraft.

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    July 23, 2020
    FIA goes virtual
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The global pandemic of coronavirus might have brought some unprecedented situation and new challenges but it has not dampened the spirits of those who are determined to deliver especially in the aviation industry.

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    July 23, 2020
    Coming together for space exploration & larger societal goals
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The constant curiosity to unravel the secrets of the space beyond earth is not just a fascination move but holds long-term technological as well as economic benefits.

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    July 23, 2020
    Sustained efforts needed for sustainable flying
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Environmental importance has been on the forefront of discussions especially since the last few years irrespective of any industry. Aviation industry has especially seen a rise in awareness when it comes to steps being taken to take care of the environment at large.

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    March 13, 2020
    Wings India 2020 reinstates India's potentially strong aviation ecosystem
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The civil aviation show's inaugural session remarks that despite the panic-driven situation, let the long-term goals not be disarrayed and let a rebound be ensured.

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    April 2, 2019
    UAVs scale high @ the premier Drone Olympics
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The first of its kind Olympics held for the future, eyed unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, saw the remotely controlled devices display rescue skills, visual formations and much more giving a wonderful contest to the larger than life aircraft.

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    March 9, 2018
    Vistara, SpiceJet, IGI Airport walk away with accolades at Wings India Awards
    By Arpita Kala

    Giving aviation related organisations their just due, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) held the maiden edition of Wings India Awards for Excellence in the aviation sector.

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    March 9, 2018
    Dornier in a New ‘Civil’ Avatar
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Government’s push for regional air connectivity is providing opportunities for exploitation of the latent potential across the sector.

  • March 9, 2018
    Daher Appoints Aviacom as TBM Sales Representative for India
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Daher, manufacturer of TBM family of very fast single-engine turboprop aircraft, has appointed Delhi based SRK Aviacom as its TBM area sales representative for India.

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    March 9, 2018
    Falcon 9X and 10X are Just ‘Rumours’ or are They?
    By Arpita Kala

    While the Dassault Falcon 8X on display at the ongoing Wings India 2018 had created quite a buzz, the question on everyone’s mind is - is a Falcon 9X and 10X in the offing?

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    March 9, 2018
    Soft launch of Kannur International Airport in June
    By Rohit Srivastava

    The upcoming Kannur International Airport is ready for softlaunch in coming June. The is the second greenfield airport setup in the public-private partnership (PPP) model in civil aviation infrastructure sector in Kerala.

  • March 9, 2018
    Why Nobody Wants Vijay Mallya’s Corporate Jet Airbus A319
    By Arpita Kala

    Despite best efforts, it looks like MIAL (Mumbai International Airport Limited) may not be seeing the last of businessman Vijay Mallya’s uber luxe private jet that has been parked in one of the hangars since December 2013.

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    March 8, 2018
    Wings India 2018 takes off
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Amidst the political twist and turn, Wings India 2018, the flagship event of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), was inaugurated by the K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for Industry, Commerce and IT, Government of Telangana, at the Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad.

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    March 8, 2018
    Joint Secretary at Civil Aviation Ministry Usha Padhee Buoys Up BAOA BizAvIndia 2018 Conference
    By Arpita Kala

    From in-principal approval to in-flight Wi-Fi to ‘official commitment’ on charter jet issues of the general aviation sector, the Joint Secretary gave a hopeful promise

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    March 8, 2018
    Indian MROs: Problem or Paradise?
    By Arpita Kala

    Maintenance and Repair Operations (MRO) within the country are a major concern for many aviation operators. As Anurag Srivastava, CEO, Bird- Execujet said during the BizAV India 2018 conference, “Nobody likes to send their jets outside for maintenance.”

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    March 8, 2018
    Helicopters are the New Buzz Word
    By Arpita Kala

    While many aviation industry experts lament the untapped potential of helicopters in the country, the situation seems to be on a mend.

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    November 2, 2017
    All systems go for 15th air show
    By Bikram Vohra, Dubai

    Today the Dubai air show ranks right up there with the best of them. In fact, it can be said that the four-day air-fest is now considered the benchmark for the industry’s bi-annual get together.

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    October 16, 2015
    India's Time to Fly
    By Neetu Dhulia, New Delhi

    It was a packed hall for 'India's Time to Fly' summit on aerospace innovation, manufacturing & skill development hosted by The Boeing Company and IIT Bombay. The summit bought together stakeholders from government, industry and academia and had the panel put their heads together on how to make India a leader in aerospace in the second century of aviation.

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    June 22, 2015
    Paris Razzmatazz
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    There is nothing new about the battle between the two aerospace giants - Airbus and Boeing - which happens at most air shows, particularly at the five-day iconic biannual event - Paris International Air Show that concluded on June 20, 2015.

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    June 21, 2015
    FGFA R&D contract to be signed in 2015: UAC President & Chairman
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    The fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA), a project of Russian and Indian...

  • June 21, 2015
    Turkey to build regional jet
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Even while India is struggling to get off the block with regard to its proposal to develop a regional transport aircraft, Turkey has taken a lead, having signed up with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a US-based company...

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    June 21, 2015
    Airline Fleet Strategies: The Embraer Way
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Brazilian aerospace major Embraer which is making substantial headway in regional aviation globally has been in the forefront of strategising not just for itself but also for airlines.

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    June 21, 2015
    Bombardier debuts CSeries
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Canadian aerospace major Bombardier debuted the CSeries aircraft for the first time at the Paris International Air Show. The CS300 in its flying display wowed visitors at the show.

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    June 21, 2015
    ATR has a good outing
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    ATR, the regional aircraft manufacturer, has had a good show at the 51st Paris International Air Show, having bagged 46 firm orders and 35 options, for a total value of USD 1.98 billion dollars.

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    June 21, 2015
    Beechcraft highlights ISR platforms
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Beechcraft, part of Textron Inc. company, showcased the new Baron G58, highlighting ISR platforms at the Paris International Airshow 2015 at Le Bourget.

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    June 20, 2015
    Government to push for regional connectivity: Civil Aviation Minister
    By R. Chandrakanth with Neetu Dhulia in Paris

    In an exclusive interaction with SP's Aviation in Paris, India's Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that reforms in civil aviation would be stepped up as to realise India's potential of becoming one of the largest civil aviation sectors...

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    June 16, 2015
    Boeing Focuses on Record Delivery Pace, Airplane Development Programs
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Boeing today outlined its strategy as the company targets a second consecutive...

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    June 11, 2015
    Touches high-water mark
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The 2015 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE 2015), held in Shanghai, China, form April 14 to 16, is said to be the strongest edition in its 10-year history.

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    February 18, 2015
    Need to do more: Prime Minister Modi
    By R.Chandrakanth

    The 10th edition of Aero India International Air Show kicked off at Bengaluru with the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi making a clarion call to the defence public sector, private sector and foreign OEMs to build a strong defence industry.

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    February 17, 2015
    BizAvIndia launched at Aero India
    By R.Chandrakanth

    On the eve of Aero India 2015, SP Guide Publications and Business Aviation Operators Association (BAOA) launched 'BizAvIndia', a quarterly magazine which will focus on the challenges and opportunities of business aviation, a segment which has tremendous potential to grow. 'BizAvIndia' is a supplement of SP's Aviation.

  • December 2, 2013
    Invest in manufacturing: Kapil Sibal to US industry
    By Sucheta Das Mohapatra

    "America is interested in only selling its products in India and is showing least interest in manufacturing," said Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Law and Justice Kapil Sibal.

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    March 7, 2013
    General Aviation: The Next Step
    By Sucheta Das Mohapatra

    A day-long seminar was organised by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) in collaboration with US-India Aviation Cooperation Programme (ACP) on efforts to boost general aviation in India

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    January 12, 2013
    Aerospace Component Manufacturing in India: Opportunities & Challenges
    By Sucheta Das Mohapatra

    The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) organised a seminar to deliberate on the manufacturing opportunities for aviation and aerospace components under the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) regime