SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 12-13

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Issue Features

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    Air Costa - A Kickstart!
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Founded in 1983 by first-generation entrepreneur LP Bhaskar Rao, the privately-held Lingamaneni group, has tasted success in real estate and construction business.

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    From Tactical to Strategic
    By Air Marshal (Retd) Raghu Rajan

    An important component of capability-based transformation is development of modern supporting infrastructure.

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    IAF's Humanitarian Missions
    By Air Marshal (Retd) Raghu Rajan

    The IAF has rendered yeoman service to the nation and disaster relief operations have been one of the most challenging and satisfying.

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    IAF's C-130J Super Hercules in Relief Operations
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey

    The C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop tactical transport aircraft from Lockheed Martin.

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    Rotorcraft Safety
    By Mike Madsen, President of Defense and Space at Honeywell Aerospace

    Honeywell is providing a clear view to make helicopter flying safer than ever before

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    Problems & Prospects
    By Group Captain (Retd) A.K. Sachdev

    There is no apparent sense of urgency to exploit this segment of civil aviation.

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    Embraer – Expanding the Empire
    By R. Chandrakanth

    With growing demand for regional aircraft, Embraer’s firm order backlog totalled $17.8 billion, reflecting an increase of 4.1 per cent from the last reported quarter.

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    Factfile: legacy 450
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey

    Designed to establish a new class in the executive jet category offering high end technology with extraordinary performance at low operating cost, the Legacy 450 is designed to carry up to...

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    Falcon 2000S debuts in India

    Gilles Gautier, Falcon Sales Vice President, for EMEA, Dassault Falcon

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    Embraer - The Game Changer in India

    Captain K.N. Babu, Chief Executive Officer of Air Costa

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    'We see very strong potential across the whole region'

    Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director of InterGlobe, and Marc Parent, President and Chief Executive Officer of CAE

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    Civil Aviation 2014: Cautiously Optimistic
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Both commercial and business aviation have bounced back and expect much better performance in 2014.

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    World-Class Pilot Training in India
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Christened as CAE Simulation Training Private Limited (CSTPL), this centre is a 50:50 Joint Venture between InterGlobe Enterprises and CAE.

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    Dubai Airshow 2013: Stunning the World
    By R. Chandrakanth, Dubai

    At the Show, Emirates alone ordered $99 billion worth of aircraft, the Boeing 777X and the Airbus A-380 Superjumbo.

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    Marie Marvingt (1875-1963)
    By Group Captain (Retd) Joseph Noronha, Goa

    Being a skilled pilot, a qualified surgical nurse and having witnessed the plight of the war wounded first-hand, she merely had to put the three elements together to hit upon the idea of an air ambulance service.

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

    There is undoubtedly good reason for it as going by the mega deals concluded at the Dubai Airshow held this year...

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    MoD to sek opinion of Law Ministry on VVIP helicopter deal
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey

    The Indian Defence Ministry will seek the opinion of the Law Ministry on the response given by the Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland...

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    Reliance & Dassault facility to produce wings for the Rafale
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey

    The French aerospace major Dassault Aviation and India’s Reliance Industries are planning to set up a facility to produce wings...

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    No Hope Sans Privatisation
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey

    With two foreign airlines of repute, AirAsia and Singapore Airlines expected to emerge on the scene through joint ventures...