SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 6-2017

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    CIVIL | NEXTGEN
    Game-Changing Technologies

    The best of these new technologies is that they have interoperability of systems, electronic flight bag, connectivity and data analytics that will help airlines in air traffic management, fuel management and day-to-day operations

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    CIVIL | AIRLINES
    Azul Airlines Making Brazil Proud

    Azul is the fastest growing airline in Brazil since it commenced operations in December 2008 and currently has the largest airline network in the country in terms of cities served, with service to over 100 destinations.

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    CIVIL | ENGINES
    Engines with Difference

    There is fierce competition to deliver tomorrow’s aircraft with engines that are much lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient than the conventional turbofan engines used presently

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    SPACE | GSLV MK III
    Historic Endeavour!

    ISRO recorded another major success when the GSLV Mk III, the heaviest launch vehicle produced by ISRO, blasted off on its first operational mission from the Space Centre in Sriharikota.

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    MILITARY | NDA@3
    Defence Modernisation in Three Years

    The three services had suffered prolonged neglect in respect of modernisation in the period 2004 to 2014 owing to a number of factors

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    MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    Modernisation of Forces

    Are the Indian forces adequately equipped to confront the challenge posed by Pakistan or more importantly, by Pakistan and China acting in collusion?

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | AIRLINER
    One Type Does Not Fit All

    It all boils down to understanding your business needs and carefully selecting the right aircraft, turboprop or a jet, that matches these needs

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | FACT FILE: 8X
    New Benchmark

    The 8X offers the best handling, fuel economy, cabin sound levels and short field capability of any large cabin business jet, along with the broadest selection of cabin configurations available in the industry — all paramount considerations in today’s aggressive business world

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    SHOW REPORT | EBACE 2017
    A Vibrant Show

    “Business aviation in Europe is growing and this show featured several new business models that offer new opportunities to grow the market further.”
    —Brandon Mitchener, CEO, EBAA

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    SHOW PREVIEW | PARIS AIR SHOW '17
    Innovation to the Fore

    Paris Air Lab is a boarding pass to the future. It’s a new space totally devoted to mapping what the aerospace sector and more broadly tomorrow’s world have in store

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief

    The global airline industry is going through a phase of unprecedented technological change, providing significant opportunities but also formidable challenges for all stakeholders in the industry

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    MoD Okays Indigenous Defence Equipment

    Called the Strategic Partnership model, the policy was approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) under the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on May 21, 2017. The meeting by the DAC was chaired by the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    Fresh Look at the Proposal for F-16 Combat Jets for India

    The US aerospace major Lockheed Martin wants to push ahead with plans to shift the production facilities of its F-16 Fighting Falcon combat jets to India. However, it is understood that the administration under President Donald Trump may be desirous of taking a ‘fresh look’ at the proposal.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Bobbi Trout (1906-2003)

    Evelyn ‘Bobbi’ Trout completed her training and was issued with a licence to fly, becoming the fifth woman in the United States to be accomplish this feat!

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    LAST WORD
    Privatisation Challenges

    The signals emanating from the Ministry of Civil Aviation indicate that the Government is confident and determined to succeed in its effort to privatise the national carrier.