SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 5-2022

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    MILITARY | AEROSPACE FORCE
    IAF should become an ‘Aerospace Force’ — Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister
    By Neetu Dhulia

    The Defence Minister added that to protect our assets from space-guided attacks, IAF should operate on technology, developing expertise and human resource management

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    MILITARY | ACQUISITIONS
    Fighter Acquisition for the IAF: Options for India
    By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

    At the current pace of acquisitions and indigenous development, the Indian Air Force can at best restore the authorised strength of 42 fighter squadrons earliest by 2038

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    MILITARY | OEM
    Boeing Defense — A Long Standing Journey in India
    By Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Bhatnagar (Retd)

    With a local sustainment footprint, indigenous execution and local training, Boeing Defense India (BDI) ensures the high availability of platforms for missions at a competitive cost structure

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    MILITARY | MAKE IN INDIA
    Boost to India’s Aircraft Production Ecosystem
    By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

    The armed forces have recently signed contracts for drones with Indian defence companies and start-ups under the fast-track process for acquisition of newage weapons

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    BI-LATERAL | INDIA-FRANCE
    India and France – Next Phase of Strategic Partnership
    By Ranjit Kumar

    Both sides agreed to find creative ways for France’s deeper involvement in the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ efforts in advanced defence technology, manufacturing and exports, through increased industry to industry partnerships

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | REVIVAL
    Bizjets’ Elevated Take Off in 2022
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Carrying forward from the holiday high, business jets began 2022 on a record New Year demand, reported WingX Advance

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | SHOW PREVIEW
    EBACE Returns to take off BizAV Industry
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Hosted by EBAA and NBAA, the event is scheduled to be held from May 23-25, 2022 in Geneva

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    CIVIL | CARGO
    CAPA India Sketches India’s Air Cargo Landscape
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The cargo industry witnessed good yields during the pandemic, however, demand fluctuations are anticipated ahead and structural shifts are required for industry’s scaling

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

    There have been a number of significant developments within the country towards indigenisation in the domain of defence production. Hopefully, the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ philosophy of the Government of India will usher in a new dawn for the Indian Armed Forces

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    Scaling New Heights In Defence Production
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    In the beginning of April this year, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) declared that it has recorded the highest ever revenue of over Rs. 24,000 crore in the financial year ending March 31, 2022, registering a six per cent growth over the previous fiscal.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Boeing B-29 Bomber – Nuclear Nemesis
    By Joseph Noronha

    While the B-29 initially failed as a conventional high-altitude daylight strategic bomber, it met significant success as a low-altitude night-time bomber, perhaps because the Japanese air defences were weak

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    LAST WORD
    No Room for Compromise in Air Safety
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    While operating across the skies, it is quite normal for Airliners to encounter turbulence caused by rising columns of air which is a consequence of natural heating of the atmosphere

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Successful Firing of Extended Range Version of BrahMos Air Launched Missile from Su-30 MKI Aircraft

    India, today successfully fired the Extended Range Version of BrahMos Air Launched missile from Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft. The launch from the aircraft was as planned and the missile achieved a direct hit on the designated target in the Bay of Bengal region.

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    India, France to Collaborate for Engine of Advance Medium Combat Aircraft

    India and France are close to finalising a deal, for the joint development of a 125Kilonewton (Newton is defined as the force which gives a mass of 1 kg an acceleration of 1 metre per second per second) thrust engine, for India’s fifthgeneration fighter aircraft programmed named AMCA.

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    Appointments

    On May 1, 2022, Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor assumed the appointment of Director General (Inspection and Safety) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Air Headquarters, New Delhi.

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    QuickRoundUp

    On April 27, 2022, Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata STRIVE, a skill development initiative of Tata Trusts and the Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) to train young Indians for employment in aviation and aerospace sectors.