SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 3-2017

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Issue Features

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    CIVIL | AIRFARES
    Reinventing Airfares (Again)

    Mainline airlines around the world are adopting low-cost carrier (LCC) fare structures in order to tap into the growing number of price-sensitive consumers. They’re also hoping that many of those travellers will pay slightly more.

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    Need for a full-time Minister of Defence

    While the appointment of Manohar Parrikar as the Goa Chief Minister has been dictated by political expediency, this move has implications for the Indian armed forces

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    MILITARY | HELICOPTERS
    Rotary-Wing Platforms of the Future

    While designers pursue technologies related to speed, range, performance and survivability of rotary-wing platforms, the military looks at designs that provide battlefield survivability and mission accomplishment

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    CIVIL | FACT FILE E195-E2
    Flying Fast towards its Destination

    Embraer has been extending its reach with airliners, thanks to the benefits the airliners see in the E-Jet E2 family

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    CIVIL | AIRFARES
    Price Rationalisation Must

    Those airlines that fail to manage their finances well and balance their books in this highly complex and challenging environment, fail to survive

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    CIVIL | ENGINES
    Large Orders, that's a Real Leap

    The LEAP delivers 15 per cent improvement in fuel consumption, compared to today’s best CFM56 engines and maintains the same level of dispatch reliability and life-cycle maintenance costs

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    CIVIL | TECHNOLOGY
    Honeywell's Weather Information Service

    Honeywell’s weather information services app can depict weather 330 nm ahead of the aircraft and lightning at 60 nm away thus enabling the pilots to take appropriate decisions

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | RCS
    All is not Well!

    While the Regional Connectivity Scheme unfolds gradually, one has to wait and watch how this is going to impact the mainline players and the regional players, including general aviation operators

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | BIZAVINDIA CONFERENCE
    Will Business Aviation Ride Piggyback on RCS?

    Of the 476 airports, 94 are operational of which only 75 have scheduled operations, thus indicating the huge gap that could be tapped by regional, general and business aviation operators

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | BIZAVINDIA CONFERENCE
    SP Guide Publications Receives 'Special Contribution Award' at 3rd BizAvIndia Awards Event

    The third edition of BAOA’s BizAvIndia Conference and Awards was held at the Leela Palace in Bengaluru on the eve of Aero India 2017.

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    SHOW REPORT | AERO INDIA 2017
    Is the Show Losing its Sheen?

    In the 11th edition of Aero India from February 14 to 19, 2017, there was not only a sense of déjà vu, but also that the show was losing its sheen

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    SHOW REPORT | AERO INDIA 2017
    Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India

    Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa took to the skies in Yelahanka over Bengaluru city in the indigenously designed and developed aircraft LCA Mk I Tejas at 1645 hours on February 14, 2017.

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    SHOW REPORT | AERO INDIA 2017
    The VCAS Air Marshal S.B. Deo flew the indigenously developed LCA and LCH at Aero India

    Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal S.B. Deo flew the light combat helicopter (LCH) and LCA Tejas at Air Force Station Yelahanka during his visit to Aero India 2017.

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief

    We have great expectations from Narendra Modi led government. As Sunil Munjal of Hero group rightly said at AIMA conclave (today the 22nd March), we shall keep pushing the government for betterment. Betterment for our key show properties.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Nadezhda Popova (1921-2013)

    Nadia Popova, a highly decorated Soviet pilot, was awarded ‘Hero of the Soviet Union’, the Gold Star Medal, the Order of Lenin, and three Orders of the Red Star

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    LAST WORD
    RCS - reality check

    It is abundantly clear that in the prevailing climate, the regional carriers even when sponsored by large business houses, are transiting through difficult times