SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 4-2021

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    IAF | COVID-19
    Relentless Efforts Combating Pandemic
    By IAF Spokesperson

    With the nation facing an unprecedented crisis on account of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has come forward in a big way to assist the national effort to battle the menace.

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    SPACE | MARS MISSION
    NASA extracts Oxygen from the Red Planet
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    In a milestone achievement, NASA’s MOXIE instrument converted carbon dioxide into oxygen

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    SPACE | INGENUITY
    Ingenuity: Taking science & exploration to new heights
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Having demonstrated the possibility of powered, controlled flight on another planet, NASA’s Ingenuity will now explore flight operations that future aerial craft could utilise

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    SPACE | ISRO
    With 2021’s first launch, ISRO steers new age of space reforms
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    India’s PSLV-C51 launched the first satellite designed, integrated and operated by Brazil along with 18 co-passenger satellites

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    TECHNOLOGY | HENSOLDT
    HENSOLDT’s Airborne Missile Protection System

    It is recognised that there is an ever increasing level of hostile threats to fixed wing aircraft and helicopters in both military operational and civil scenarios globally.

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    SUSTAINABILITY | OEM
    Sustainability: Cornerstone of our Market-Leading E-Jets Family
    By Raul Villaron, Embraer

    The focus on sustainability is most recently reflected by the numerous enhancements that have been made to the new generation E-Jets E2, making it the industry’s most efficient single-aisle jet

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    SUSTAINABILITY | EMBRAER
    E-Jets Lead The Path
    By Isha Jaiswal

    Embraer has always kept its customer’s financial bottom and top lines in mind while providing better aircraft

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    ANALYSIS | CHINA INTRUSION
    Frequent Violation of Taiwanese Airspace by China
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The increasing frequency of transgression by military aircraft of China into the airspace of Taiwan, is a clear indication of China’s plans to employ air power to deal with Taiwan in the future.

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    CIVIL | FLIGHT SAFETY
    Safety is Paramount
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Over the next 20 years, annual passenger traffic is estimated to grow by 200 per cent which makes it all the more important to sustain enhanced focus on Air Safety

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    TECHNOLOGY | AIRCRAFT SECURITY
    The Growing Significance of Aerial Self-Protection Systems
    By Joseph Noronha

    The immense popularity of Self-Protection Suites (SPS) despite their cost, indicates that the missile threat to high value aircraft is increasing

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    SHOW REPORT | AERO INDIA 2021
    Nation’s first man concluded the first hybrid airshow
    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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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    We feel a sense of pride as we witness the level of commitment and the level of conviction, Indian Air Force has displayed during the pandemic in combating COVID-19

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    HALL OF FAME
    Cessna 172 – The Most Popular Plane Ever
    By Joseph Noronha

    The Cessna 172 Skyhawk has been called “the most elegant compromise in the history of aviation” because without being best in class, its design satisfies a variety of customers

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    LAST WORD
    How Must India Deal With China
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The simmering tension between the forces of China and India deployed along the LAC is not in the security interest of India

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    Air Force Commanders’ Conference April 2021

    The biannual Indian Air Force (IAF) Commanders’ Conference (AFCC-21) was held on April 15 and 16, 2021 at Air Headquarters, New Delhi.

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
    DRDO Conducts Successful Flight Test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out a flight demonstration based on Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology from Integrated Test Range in Odisha on March 5, 2021 which will enable it to develop long range air-toair missiles.

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    NEWS DIGEST: INDUSTRY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited Enlarges Its Foot Print in India

    On February 5, 2021 Boeing announced the addition of a new production line at its joint venture, the Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL) in Hyderabad to manufacture complex vertical fin structures for the Boeing 737 family of airplanes.

  • NEWS DIGEST: INDUSTRY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Lockheed Martin offers ‘F-21 for India, from India’

    The F-21 is specifically configured for the IAF and provides unmatched ‘Make in India’ opportunities and strengthens India’s path to become an advanced airpower in the future.

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    NEWS DIGEST
    Appointments

    Raytheon Technologies announced Thomas A. Kennedy, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors..., Sanjeev Kumar, an IAS officer of 1993 batch, Maharashtra Cadre, took over as Chairman of Airports Authority of India..., and etc...

  • NEWS DIGEST
    QuickRoundUp

    Airbus Defence and Space mini Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) subsidiary SURVEY Copter signed a contract with French Armament General Directorate to provide the French Navy with 11 systems, (22 aircraft), of the electrically powered fixed-wing Aliaca maritime version UAS, officially called SMDM, including training and integrated logistic support.