SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 11-2021

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    ENGINES | TRENDS
    Civil Aero Engines — Review of Trends
    By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

    Aircraft engines need to produce more power while consuming less fuel, produce less noise and reduce emission levels

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    SHOW REPORT | DUBAI AIRSHOW
    Gateway to Aerospace Revival
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The show featured 20 country pavilions, 1,200+ exhibitors, 371 new exhibiting companies, more than 80 startups along and an aircraft display of over 160 commercial, military, and private jets

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    SHOW REPORT | DUBAI AIRSHOW
    Dynamic Deals Define Dubai Airshow
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The total value of contracts awarded for commercial aircrafts and defence purposes during the Airshow reached Dh266 billion in the first three days

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | MIDDLE EAST
    MEBAA Drives Middle East’s Road to Recovery
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Even though international traffic remained almost standstill, the Middle East, specifically the United Arab Emirates (UAE) remained very resilient for business jet travel, especially Dubai

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    MILITARY | POLICY
    MoD Revises its Import Ban Decision
    By Ranjit Kumar

    In case the domestic industry is unable to supply equipment urgently needed by the armed forces, in the stipulated time frame, or quantity or where there are any other technical issues, specific cases of imports could be taken up to meet immediate requirement

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    MILITARY | IAF
    Rafale with India-Specific Enhancements
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    With the India-specific enhancements on the fleet of 36 Rafale combat jets on the flight line, the IAF will undoubtedly achieve a higher level of operational potency

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    TECHNOLOGY | ROSOBORONEXPORT
    Rosoboronexport Extends Range of Products

    Rosoboronexport JSC (Rostec State Corporation subsidiary) has substantially enlarged the line of products for the international defence market.

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

    Indian Air Force, participating at Dubai Airshow for the first time, mesmerised the global audience gathered at the airshow with some enthralling manoeuvres and breath taking aerial display of scintillating flying skills by their Suryakiran, LCA Tejas and the Sarang teams during the Dubai Airshow

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    The IAF ‘Activates’ its Aging Jaguar Fleet
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    In what is an effort to sustain its existing fleet, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed a deal with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to purchase two simulators for Jaguar aircraft.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Ruth Nichols (1901 - 1960)
    By Joseph Noronha

    In 1939, Nichols found a way to combine her love for flying with her humanitarian instincts by forming Relief Wings – a private airborne ambulance corps that could be deployed during war

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    LAST WORD
    Major Boost
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The LCH will definitely enhance the operational capability of the Indian armed forces considerably particularity in the mountainous regions of the country as also boost self reliance

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    NEWS DIGEST
    Embraer Displays World’s Most Efficient & Sustainable Single-Aisle Commercial Jet

    Making its appearance at the first edition of the Selangor Aviation Show was Embraer’s E195-E2, the world’s most efficient and sustainable single-aisle jet.

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    NEWS DIGEST
    Historical contract for the Acquisition of 80 Rafale F4 by the United Arab Emirates

    In the presence of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and Sheikh Mohammed ben Zayed Al Nahyane, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Vice-Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation...

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Airbus Signs Contract with BEL Related to C295 Aircraft Programme

    As part of its offset commitments under the C295 aircraft programme of the Government of India and in line with the ‘Make in India’ policy, Airbus Defence and Space has signed a contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on November 17, 2021...

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    DAC Approves Proposal Worth Rs. 2,236 Crore for the IAF

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in its meeting on November 23, 2021, Chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh accorded Acceptance of Necessity for GSAT-7C Satellite and Ground Hubs for real-time connectivity of Software Defined Radios (SDRs)...

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Scorpius Electronic Warfare System

    IAI unveiled the Scorpius family of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems which is claimed to be the EW system in the world capable of simultaneously targeting multiple threats, across frequencies and in different directions as it is based on the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology.

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Lockheed Successfully Conducts Missile Warning System’s Critical Design Review

    Lockheed Martin and the US Space Force conducted the system level CDR for the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (NGG) Block 0 space programme. This marks another significant step toward the first NGG satellite launch in 2025.

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Schiebel Impresses at Search and Rescue Trials

    Schiebel, together with Andøya Space Defence, successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the CAMCOPTER S-100 on board the coastguard vessel KV Nordkapp in Norwegian waters.

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    IAI to Convert Passenger Aircraft to Cargo

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed an agreement to convert four B777-300ER passenger aircraft to cargo configuration for Emirates.

  • NEWS DIGEST
    Appointments

    On November 30, 2021, Lockheed Martin announced the appointment of Robert Lightfoot as the new Executive Vice President of the company’s Space business area.
    On November 18, 2021, the Board of Directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that it had elected Tom Wilson as Corporate Vice President and President of Space Systems, effective January 1, 2022.

  • NEWS DIGEST
    QuickRoundUp

    The Defence Logistics Agency has executed a $316 million contract option for BAE Systems’ advanced M-Code GPS modules, raising the contract funding to $641 million. The modules provide dependable positioning, navigation and timing for ground troops, vehicles, aircraft...