SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 11-2018Previous Issue
United Technologies’ acquisition of Rockwell Collins is one of the largest acquisitions and mergers in the history of aerospace world. This acquisition brings together Rockwell Collins alongwith UTC Aerospace Systems to create Collins Aerospace Systems.
The success of GSLV Mk III-D2 marks an important milestone in the Indian space programme towards achieving self-reliance in launching heavier satellites
Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the full range of the India-Italy partnership and discussed ways of advancing cooperation in trade, technology and culture
Boosted by wealth concentrated in some of the countries in the Middle East, the aviation industry in the region including the business aviation segment, has generally been a success story
An aircraft is a complicated asset to operate and maintain and requires a solid team of domain expert professionals to manage it.
On October 30 this year, the leading Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA), inaugurated its Business Aviation arm with the launch of a pair of business jets, the HA-420 HondaJet
Acquisition of P-8I, LRMR&ASW aircraft has substantially augmented the long range and long endurance capability to remain on task for surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
Whilst the recast 11th development plan on a 15 years long perspective was fast tracked for approval of the Government, the consequential acquisition and procurement processes have been quite tardy which may be detrimental to the envisaged capability build plan for the nation’s coastal security.
Collins Aerospace Systems will combine the strengths of two giants in the US aerospace industry with unmatched expertise in developing electrical, mechanical and software solutions.
Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel have begun their training in the United States (US) on the AH-64E Apache attack helicopters.
After the War, Dutch Kindelberger turned to aircraft design. In 1925, he joined the Douglas Aircraft Company and within three years, became Vice President of Engineering
The huge deficiency in the AWACS fleet of the IAF is worrisome as both Pakistan and China are in the process of expanding their fleets of these aerial platforms.
On November 4, 2018, Rosoboronexport, which is part of the Rostec State Corporation, celebrates the 18th anniversary of its founding. The Company was established in 2000 by decree of the President of the Russian Federation.
Airbus SE has appointed Michael Schöllhorn, 53, as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Airbus Commercial Aircraft, effective February 1, 2019.
Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman attended the 5th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM) Plus meet in Singapore on October 20, 2018 which is a forum for Defence Ministers from ten ASEAN and eight ASEAN Plus countries...
A series of flight trials of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) was conducted successfully by the Indian Air Force (IAF) from September 26 to October 3, 2018 at Integrated Test Range, Balasore.
The IAF has announced the Mehar Baba Prize – India’s very first competition in the defence sector which intends to select and shepherd participants from conceptualisation to production.
The government is understood to have told Supreme Court that the present Rafale deal is better in terms of “pricing, delivery and maintenance” than the contract UPA was negotiating and which floundered due to the French...
The Chinese Air Force on November 11, 2018, announced a roadmap for building a stronger modern air force in three steps.
A pair of Chinese fighter jets - the J-20 stealth fighter and a thrust-vectoring J-10B demonstrator aircraft, put on an impressive demonstration at Airshow China 2018 on November 6, 2018...
The US Air Force’s next-generation stealth bomber B-21 Raider previously referred to as the Long-Range Strike Bomber or LRS-B, is expected to be delivered in the mid-2020s.
France’s Defence Procurement Agency, DGA, has accepted the F3-R-standard variant of the Rafale combat aircraft.
The French DGA has approved the Rafale’s new F3-R standard, in accordance with the objectives set out in the contract awarded in early 2014 to Dassault Aviation, Thales, MBDA and Safran.
A new HK-5000G UAV with folding wings and the potential to be deployed on China’s third aircraft carrier, made its debut at Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai.