BizAvIndia 4/2015 - Supplement to SP's Aviation 11/2015

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    POLICY
    Regulatory and Tax Regime is Denying 'Achhe Din'
    By Sanjay Julka, Vice President, Business Aircraft Operators Association

    By following a difficult, stern and archaic regulatory and tax regime, the government is only discouraging industrialists from owning these resources by laying out a series of hurdles for their operation

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    ACQUISITION
    Navigating the Minefield of Acquiring Bizjet
    By Rohit Kapur

    “This is one of the most traumatic experiences that I have undergone, and I have sworn that I will never make this mistake again.”

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    TECHNOLOGY
    GAGAN for More Efficient GA/BA Operations
    By Group Captain R.K. Bali (Retd), Managing Director, BAOA

    Many of the aircraft in India are already capable of using GAGAN and some OEMs have offered to carry out updates for GAGAN compatibility, without cost

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    INTERVIEW
    In a Club of its Own
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The Director and CEO of Club One Air, Bhupesh Joshi, while welcoming the revised draft of the National Civil Aviation Policy, talks to BizAvIndia about air charter business in general and Club One Air’s activities in particular.

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    ECONOMIC IMPACT
    The Boundless Potential of Business Aviation
    By Claudio Camelier

    Business jets serve as a business efficiency tool, enabling companies and executives to monitor their businesses

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    CHARTER
    Cool, Comfortable & Convenient
    By R. Chandrakanth

    There are many reasons to fly by private jet charter, avoiding all the price fluctuations of commercial airlines and the rigmarole that is attached to it

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2015
    Resounding Success
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Harris Poll survey released at NBAA confirmed that business aviation is utilised mainly by small and medium-size companies that typically fly turboprops or small jets to maximise employee efficiency...

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2015
    P&WC launches the PT6A-140A turboprop

    Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced the launch of the new PT6A-140A turboprop engine and the PT6A-140AG variant – bringing the world’s most popular turboprop family to more than 70 engine...

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2015
    Embraer Legacy 500 sets new speed records

    Embraer Executive Jets announced that the Legacy 500 midsize aircraft has set two new world speed records for its class, totalling six in 2015.

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2015
    Gulfstream G500's first cross-country trip

    The flight test aircraft arrived at Henderson Executive Airport on November 13 to join the G650ER, G550, G450, G280 and G150 in Gulfstream’s static display.

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2015
    Textron Aviation's extensive range

    Textron Aviation displayed 11 of its commercial business jet and turboprop aircraft, including the public debut of the Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet (pic).

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2015
    Certification for Fusion-equipped King Air 350i/ER

    Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, announced that it had received type certification from the FAA for the new Pro Line Fusion-equipped Beechcraft King Air 350i/ER turboprop.

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2015
    New ultra-long range Falcon 8X by Dassault

    Dassault Aviation’s new flagship, the Falcon 8X, also made its debut. Since first taking to the air last February, the three aircraft in the flight test programme have accumulated 380 flight hours over 185 flights...

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2015
    FalconEye makes debut

    Dassault Aviation introduced its proprietary Combined Vision System (CVS) at the show. The system, dubbed FalconEye, was presented on a Falcon 2000LXS on display at the show.

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2015
    HondaJet nears FAA type certification

    Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has completed all function and reliability (F&R) test conditions and is concluding F&R flights for the HondaJet.

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    NEWS AT A GLANCE
    Embraer Executive Jets delivers first Phenom 100E in China

    Embraer Executive Jets announced the delivery of the first Phenom 100E in China. The aircraft will be operated by Wanfeng Aviation Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Wanfeng Auto Holding Group.

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    NEWS AT A GLANCE
    The second PC-24 prototype is airborne!

    The second PC-24 prototype (P02) took off from Buochs Airport recently on its maiden flight. The ‘Super Versatile Jet’ with call sign HB-VXB flew across Central Switzerland for a total of 82 minutes.

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    NEWS AT A GLANCE
    HondaJet receives type certification from FAA

    The HondaJet received type certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on December 9, 2015.

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE
    Embraer releases its 10-year market outlook for business aviation

    Embraer Executive Jets released its 10-year market outlook for business aviation at the National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company forecasts a global demand of 9,100 new business jets, worth $259 billion.

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    From The Editor-in-Chief

    The news that the Ministry of Civil Aviation has come out with the revised draft of the National Civil Aviation Policy, which we hope to see soon taking industry’s reactions into consideration, in indeed a positive step in the right direction. We keenly look forward to the great outcome out of the deserving emphasis being given to the regional connectivity.

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    MESSAGE
    Message from President, BAOA

    As President of our Association, I would like to put in a certain perspective to a basic question: What is BAOA’s responsibility? It is of course to work for a better all-round business environment. But it is also to do our bit to lift industry morale, help create excitement, and, in our own small way, infuse a spirit of camaraderie within our industry, and so on.