SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 7-2022

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    MILITARY | TECHNOLOGY
    Next Gen Military Technologies
    By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

    In future wars, the one who controls air and space will control all operations in the air, on surface and sub-surface

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    MILITARY | AEW&C
    IAF’s Eye in the Sky: Netra
    By Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Bhatnagar (Retd)

    India became the fourth country in the world to have developed this ‘Netra’, advanced AEW&C system, popularly known as the ‘Eye-in-the-sky’, that proved its mettle in actual operations in Balakot strikes in February 2019 by providing crucial surveillance cover

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    MILITARY | F/A-18 SUPER HORNET
    The Premier Frontline Multi-role Naval Fighter
    By Alain Garcia, Vice President, India Business Development, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

    The aircraft is well placed to offer strategic advantages to the Indian Navy as it was specifically designed, from its inception, for carrier operations

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    SPACE | ISRO
    Lift-off for Indian Spacetech Start-ups
    By Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Bhatnagar (Retd)

    They are first set of space start-ups to receive the authorisation from IN-SPACe, heralding the commencement of private sector launches within the country

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    SPACE | JAMES WEBB
    A Cosmic Treasure Trove Unfolded
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    On July 12, NASA unveiled the first batch of images from Webb’s data and the detailed view of the cosmic vistas, marking the dawn of a new era for astronomy

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    CIVIL | SUSTAINABILITY
    The ABC of SAF
    By Byron Bohlman

    The race to ramp up Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

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    ENGINES | TECHNOLOGY
    Rise of the Next Generation
    By Joseph Noronha

    There’s no dispute about the need for future engines to be far greener than present ones. So what will the next generation of commercial engines look like?

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | TRAINING
    Training Pilots Virtually
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The use of Virtual Reality (VR) in aviation can no longer be disregarded as it presents wider possibilities for an aviation career along with many other logistical benefits

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | STRESS MANAGEMENT
    A Pilot’s Mental Well-being
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Monitoring self for possible stress indications is as important as monitoring the aircraft for possible glitches

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

    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is driving our appetite to explore the final frontier. A wealth of information in the shape of pictures and data of previously unknown and unexplored parts of the Universe have already been sent back and this is just the beginning.

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    HALL OF FAME
    The Heroic Hawker Hurricane
    By Joseph Noronha

    Without the Royal Air Force’s first monoplane fighter aircraft, Britain would probably have lost the Battle of Britain, and eventually the Second World War

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    LAST WORD
    Air Safety Paramount — No Compromise
    By Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Bhatnagar (Retd)

    There are clear indications that there is apparent negligence and maintenance crew is not adhering to safety rules and regulations.

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    DRDO Conducts Successful Maiden Flight of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator

    Maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator was carried out successfully by DRDO on July 1, 2022. Operating in a fully autonomous mode, the aircraft exhibited a perfect flight, including take-off, way point navigation and a smooth touchdown.

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence (COE) Launched by IAF

    The IAF Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence under the aegis of UDAAN (Unit for Digitisation, Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Application Networking) was inaugurated by Air Marshal Sandeep Singh, Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS), on July 9, 2022 at Air Force Station Rajokri, New Delhi.

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    NEWS DIGEST: CIVIL AVIATION | ASIA-PACIFIC
    Akasa Air Unveils its Airline Crew Uniform

    Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, unveiled the first look of its airline crew uniform, featuring a youthful and contemporary design, and colours that reflect the warm, friendly and happy personality of Akasa Air.

  • NEWS DIGEST: CIVIL AVIATION | AMERICAS
    Pratt & Whitney and Embraer Complete 100 per cent SAF Flight Testing

    Pratt & Whitney and Embraer have successfully tested a GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft on 100 per cent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

  • NEWS DIGEST
    Appointments

    Air Marshal A.P. Singh assumed the appointment of Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) Central Air Command (CAC) on July 1, 2022.
    Gulfstream Aerospace recently named Mark Bates as General Manager of their Farnborough facility in England.
    Mihir Kanti Mishra has taken over as Chief Executive Officer of HAL’s Bangalore Complex.