SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 10-2018Previous Issue
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.
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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EXCLUSIVEBUSINESS AVIATION | INTERVIEW
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”!
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
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
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”
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
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).
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
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
The B-52 strategic bomber is being upgraded to make it more capable with new engines, communications equipment, weapons racks, sensors and new weapons.
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.
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.
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.