SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 12-2021

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    China’s Airpower - Third Largest in the World
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The J-16 fighter aircraft is clear evidence that the aerospace industry of China is no longer dependent on Russia for technology in the domain of the aerospace and defence industry

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    MILITARY | PROFILE
    Embraer — A Power Defence Player
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Over the past decade, Embraer has taken steps to diversify its product portfolio covering a full line of integrated solutions and applications

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    TECHNOLOGY | ROSOBORONEXPORT
    Russia Remains India’s Main Supplier

    At the recent Russian-Indian summit, a plan of militarytechnical cooperation for the next decade - 2021-2031 and several related agreements were signed.

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    CIVIL | SUSTAINABILITY
    Energia to Enhance Efficient Emissions
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The Embraer’s Energia Family is comprised of four concept aircraft of varying sizes that incorporate different propulsion technologies – electric, hydrogen fuel cell, dual fuel gas turbine, and hybrid-electric

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    CIVIL | ENGINES
    Top Civil Aero Engines in the World Today
    By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

    An aircraft engine is a complex machine that is expected to operate at very high altitudes and at very high speeds; its components have to withstand high rotation speeds and very high or low temperatures

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    EXCLUSIVE

    BUSINESS AVIATION | EXCLUSIVE
    Gulfstream – Setting New Standards

    Mark Burns, President, Gulfstream spoke exclusively to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Aviation sharing his insights on the newly launched G400 and G800 as well as the company’s focus on Sustainability

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | FINANCING
    What’s New in Business Aircraft Financing
    By Simon Davies

    In the current market, sellers are not accepting offers that require them to wait for a financing solution to be completed when there is a competing cash buyer who can close almost immediately

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    SPACE | SOLAR SYSTEM
    Inching Closer to Our Solar System’s Source
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Space exploration is expanding the envelope like never before as humanity continues to reach farther and farther into the space. This time the destination being the centre of our solar system, the Sun.

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    SPACE | TELESCOPE
    The Next Chapter in Spaced-based Telescope Astronomy Launched
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    NASA has launched its James Webb Telescope to explore previously hidden regions of the universe: early galaxies, forming planets, brown dwarfs, and much more

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

    It was one giant leap for Solar Science during the month. NASA entered the Solar Atmosphere for the first time in history when its Parker Solar Probe touched the Sun by flying through the Sun’s upper atmosphere – the corona. Later, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was launched to study every phase of cosmic history — from within our solar system to the most distant observable galaxies.

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    An Unmitigated Disaster for the Nation
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    On December 8, 2021, a Mi-17 V5 helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) flying from Sulur to Wellington located in the Nilgiris, crashed a few kilometres short of the destination killing all but one.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Around the world in the Rutan Voyager
    By Joseph Noronha

    The physical and mental stress the two pilots endured during the nineday flight, is unimaginable as they faced mechanical problems, severe weather as well as extremely cramped quarters

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    LAST WORD
    Review Helicopters Operations
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    There is an urgent need to take a serious look at the air safety aspects in the operation of military helicopters, identify and correct the weaknesses in the system

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Hands Over DRDO Developed Products to Armed Forces

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh handed over five DRDO developed products to the Armed forces and other security agencies at an event held at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi on December 14, 2021, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Australia’s First MQ-4C Triton Takes Shape

    Northrop Grumman Corporation recently completed a significant milestone in the production of Australia’s first MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) aircraft when the aircraft fuselage was mounted onto Triton’s unique one-piece wing.

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    DRDO & Indian Air Force Successfully Flight-test Indigenous Stand-Off Anti-Tank Missile

    DRDO and Indian Air Force (IAF) flighttested the indigenously designed and developed Helicopter launched Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile from Pokhran ranges on December 11, 2021.

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    BEL Receives Biggest Avionics Order Ever from HAL for LCA Tejas

    Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) reported on December 16, 2021 that it has received an order worth Rs. 2,400 crores from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the manufacture and supply of 20 types of airborne electronic systems to be fitted on the LCA Tejas Mk1A fighter which is a part of LCA Tejas Mk1A programme.

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    FAA Issues Certificate of Airworthiness for the First Type Certified S-70M Black Hawk Helicopter

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on December 07, 2021 that it has completed its certification of the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter — a new type designation — by issuing Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company a Restricted Category Special Airworthiness Certificate.

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    NEWS DIGEST: CIVIL AVIATION | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Drone Mela (Exhibition) at Gwalior

    Gwalior Drone Mela was organised jointly by Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of Madhya Pradesh & Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) on December 11, 2021, at Gwalior.

  • NEWS DIGEST
    Apointments

    Pratt & Whitney named Jill Albertelli President of its Military Engines business. Albertelli was most recently Pratt & Whitney’s Senior Vice President of Transformation and Strategy..., Northrop Grumman has elected Matthew Bromberg as Corporate Vice President, Global Operations, effective February 16, 2022.., Raytheon Technologies announced that Raja Maharajh has been appointed as General Counsel of Raytheon Technologies and will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes.

  • NEWS DIGEST
    QuickRoundUp

    Airport Authority of India (AAI) has taken up development of new airports and expansion/ upgradation of existing airports at estimated cost of around Rs. 25,000 crores in next 4-5 years..., BAE Systems has been selected by the Department of Defense (DoD) to qualify a new generation of integrated circuit technology for use in the harsh environment of space... etc