SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 10-2018

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    CIVIL | CFM
    “India is a growth market and a very successful one”

    The CFM Leadership was in Delhi recently, holding their first press conference, on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the LEAP Engine. Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Aviation, speaks to President & CEO, reports Neetu Dhulia.

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    SHOW REPORT | NBAA 2018
    Inspiring Dreams for the Future
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    This year, the NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (BACE) was characterised by energy, excitement and had a distinct focus on the future of the business aviation industry

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | ECONOMY
    Top 5 Reasons Why BA is an Essential Tool for Companies
    By Sudhir S. Rajeshirke

    Seamless travel experiences are essential to executive travel and they significantly help executives to focus on matters which are of highest priority to the company while on business travel.

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    EXCLUSIVE

    BUSINESS AVIATION | INTERVIEW
    A Man with Multiple Hats!

    Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Aviation in an exclusive conversation with Rohit Kapur, the man who doesn’t cringe to “call a spade a spade”!

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    MILITARY | IAF
    Air Threat from PLAAF & PAF
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    In 2014, the IAF had informed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence that, given the state its combat fleet was in, it would be difficult to manage a two-front war

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    S-400 Triumf for India
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    A major acquisition of defence equipment from Russia has delivered a clear message to the Trump administration on India’s perspective of strategic autonomy in matters of national security

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    MILITARY | IAF DAY
    IAF Celebrates 86th Anniversary
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Saluting the air warriors and their families, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a message said, “A grateful nation salutes our valorous air warriors and their families on Air Force Day”

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    MILITARY | TRAINER
    Boeing’s Next Gen Trainer for USAF
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The T-X jet trainers to be acquired in the near future, are meant to replace the fleet of Northrop T-38C Talons currently operated by the USAF and are nearly six decades old

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    MARKETING | FEATURE
    Rosoboronexport: contract with India for S-400 missile systems – biggest-ever deal in company history

    On October 5, 2018, in New Delhi Rosoboronexport signed a contract to supply India with the S-400 Triumph longrange air defense missile systems (ADMS).

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

    NBAA-BACE held from October 16 to 18 this year, was heavily subscribed both by exhibitors and visitors, was clearly focused on the future of the business aviation industry and the mood amongst the thousand plus companies participating was upbeat

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    IAF Pilots Commence Training on the CH-47F Chinook
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Ahead of the induction of the CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters into the Indian Air Force (IAF), selected pilots and engineers have commenced their training to fly the helicopters.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Olive Ann Beech (1903-1993)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Both Olive Ann and her husband Walter Beech, were inducted into the US National Aviation Hall of Fame – one of only two couples so recognised

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    LAST WORD
    Do Not Politicise the Deals
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The political debate to discredit the Government continues unabated and reflects a disturbing lack of concern for national security among some sections of the political establishment.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Appointments

    In the second week of September 2018, Airbus appointed Christian Scherer as its Chief Commercial Officer. ATR, supported by shareholders Airbus and Leonardo, appointed Stefano Bortoli, currently President of ATR Board...

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    Pratt & Whitney Launches Industry Capability Enhancement Program

    Pratt & Whitney launched its Industry Capability Enhancement program to support medium and small scale enterprises serving global aerospace majors through precision manufacturing and highly specialized engineering services from India.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    India’s Rafale Jet Training

    A team of six Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel are currently on a training mission in France. The team consists of a fighter pilot, an engineer and four technicians who are being trained on the Rafale jet...

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Exercise Aviaindra-18

    Exercise Aviaindra is an Air Force level exercise between India and the Russian Federation. First Aviaindra was conducted in 2014 and has been planned as a bi-annual exercise.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Defence India Startup Challenge

    The Defence India Startup Challenge was launched on August 4, 2018 by Raksha Mantri, Nirmala Sitharaman and calls for proposals to address specific technological needs of the Indian defence establishment.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Japan Developing Supersonic Glide Bomb

    Japan is developing a new supersonic glide bomb to strengthen the defences of remote islands. The government will spend close to $122 million in the coming fiscal year and plans to deploy a fully functional weapon by 2025.

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    Missile Contract for Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin has been contracted to advance its development of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extreme Range (JASSM-XR) for $51 million and includes all-up round level systems engineering and programmatic activities...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    Raytheon Contract for US Navy Aircraft

    Raytheon is being given a five year contract for $59.7 million to sustain the availability of the Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) systems installed on the CH-53 Super Stallion and V-22 Osprey.

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    Northrop Grumman Unveils the “Vanguard”

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has unveiled its air-to-ground “Vanguard” radar solution; a multi-function, open architecture system that can be easily scaled and applied to multiple missions and platforms.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    Upgraded B-52 May Cross Its 100th Birthday

    The B-52 strategic bomber is being upgraded to make it more capable with new engines, communications equipment, weapons racks, sensors and new weapons.

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    Electro-Optic/Infrared/Laser Designator Contract

    L-3 Communications will produce a number of Electro-Optic/Infrared/Laser Designator payloads for the US Army’s RQ-7Bv2 Shadow UASs. The firm-fixedprice contract is valued at $454 million and is expected to be completed by August, 2023.

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    NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    Boeing’s MH-139 Helicopter to Replace UH-1N Hueys

    The US Air Force is choosing Boeing’s MH-139 Helicopter as replacement for its ageing fleet of UH-1N Hueys. The company is being awarded with an initial firm-fixed-price contract that provides for the delivery of four aircraft at a cost of $375.5 million.

  • NEWS | DIGEST: INDUSTRY | AMERICAS
    Long-term Outlook for Light Military Rotorcraft Market

    Data generated by Forecast International through its innovative Platinum Forecast System 4.0, indicate that a number of planned new-start acquisition programmes will kick-start demand in the long term in the light military rotorcraft market.