SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 01-12

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Issue Features

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    Looking Forward to 2012
    By Group Captain (Retd) A.K. Sachdev

    Given the growing state of the Indian economy, India’s defence spending can be expected to swell correspondingly, thus providing market opportunities for indigenous as well as traditional global arms suppliers.

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    Debut Flight

    AgustaWestland prototype AW189 has completed its maiden flight

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    Virtual Fitting Tech

    Lufthansa Technik plans to fit the first complete cabin interior using a Virtual Fitcheck in two years

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    Fight over Slots
    By Group Captain (Retd) A.K. Sachdev

    The tussle between airlines and the MoCA over route networking is a continual process. One of the solutions lies in improving the infrastructure at the smaller airports to a level that airlines find flying to them attractive.

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    Market Outlook - Bright & Exciting
    By Air Marshal (Retd) V.K. Bhatia

    If 2011 proved to be an eventful year for the IAF in terms of new acquisitions, year 2012 promises to be even more exciting with the year expected to begin on a high note

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    Fighters - Better than the Best
    By Air Marshal (Retd) A.K. Trikha, Pune

    Technology carries a certain momentum of its own. Despite very high costs and the considerable margin by which the US has already outpaced its nearest competitor, buzz for a ‘sixth-generation fighter’...

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    Transport - Filling the Gap
    By Air Marshal (Retd) V.K. Bhatia

    With India’s emerging status as a regional power, the nation will indeed require the capability of swift response and power projection to safeguard its national security interests...

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    UAVs - Developments & Nuances
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.N. Gokhale, Pune

    With rapid advances in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, UAVs are increasingly becoming more versatile.

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    C-17 - A Strong Workhorse
    By Group Captain (Retd) Joseph Noronha, Goa

    The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III was planned to be wound up in 2004, but production has been extended again and again, and the end is not in sight.

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    Engines - Bullish on Jaguar
    By Air Marshal (Retd) V.K. Bhatia

    Honeywell claims that compared to the current Adour Mk811 engines fitted on the IAF Jaguars, its proven and mass-produced F125IN is 267.6 kg (590 lb) lighter...

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    Indo-Pak War 1971 - Victory Revisited
    By Air Marshal (Retd) V.K. Bhatia

    The most befitting tribute to the IAF’s role in the 1971 Indo-Pak War came from none other than Lt General A.A.K. Niazi, who when asked as to why he had surrendered his command when his Army was still intact...

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    ‘T-Hawk does not require a runway or large volumes of airspace to get into position’

    Pritam Bhavnani, President, Honeywell Aerospace India, spoke about the unique characteristics of T-Hawk.

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    George Cayley (1773 - 1857)
    By Group Captain (Retd) Joseph Noronha, Goa

    He was a man in advance of his timeā€”the first true scientific aerial investigator and the first to grasp the basic principles and forces of flight

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

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    Agni-V to be Launched by March end
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey

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    Work in Unison
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey