SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 7-2018

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    SHOW PREVIEW | FIA 2018
    All the Deals & Developments Coming to Farnborough Airshow
    By Arpita Kala & Rohit Srivastava

    The week-long biennial event, being held from July 16-22, is the perfect opportunity for veterans as well as newbies in the aerospace field. Over 1,500 trade exhibitors, 150 aircraft and 1,50,000 trade and public visitors are expected to visit the show this time.

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    CIVIL | INDUSTRY
    Boeing-Embraer Targeting Airbus-Bombardier
    By Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh (Retd)

    The need for a deal has recently become more pressing since its European rival, Airbus, took control of Bombardier’s C-Series regional jet programme

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | LIGHT JETS
    New Wave in VLJs
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Not so long ago, very light jets (VLJs) were a buzzword in the aviation world as plane manufacturers saw the huge potential for small, efficient, and simple jets.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | HONDAJET
    Are You Ready for an Elite Experience?
    By Arpita Kala

    The most delivered jet, HondaJet, is drumming up a storm with their latest offering

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    MILITARY | APACHE
    The Most Advanced & The Most Lethal
    By Rohit Srivastava

    The AH-64 Apache is the only combat helicopter in service with the ability to rapidly detect, classify, prioritise and engage stationary or moving enemy targets at standoff ranges in allweather conditions

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    MILITARY | HELICOPTERS
    Next-Gen Combat Helicopters
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    Technology has been tardy in addressing speed and design problems of rotary-wing platforms; but there are some developments afoot in the vertical lift machines

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    MILITARY | MMRCA 2.0
    Fighters for the IAF – A Dilemma
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    IAF will need to induct more than 300 combat aircraft by 2025 to restore and maintain its operational status. Further, another 100 aircraft would be required by 2032 to replace those retiring from service.

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

    Undue delay in the procurement of military hardware has serious implications for the Indian armed forces and in turn for national security

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    Taking on the Dragon!
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    India has deployed more troops and significantly increased patrolling in the mountainous terrains of Dibang, Dau-Delai and Lohit valleys along the borders with China in the Tibetan region in Arunachal sector...

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    HALL OF FAME
    Robert Hoover (1922-2016)
    By Joseph Noronha

    In 115 years of powered flight, there have been many great aviators, but Robert Hoover was considered to be one of the most accomplished of them all

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    LAST WORD
    Conclude Tata-Airbus JV, Now
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    There is compelling need to finalise the contract for the C295 with Tata-Airbus joint venture to provide the much needed impetus for the success of the ‘Make in India’ programme