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SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 3-2015

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Issue Features

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    SHOW REPORT | Aero India 2015
    Pitchforking 'Make in India'
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The refrain at Aero India 2015 was co-development and that is going to be the road ahead for aerospace and defence industry in India

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    Moving at a Tardy Pace
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    In the regime of basic trainer aircraft production, over the years, there has been a perceptible degradation of capability of HAL to meet with the requirements of the IAF

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    INTERVIEW | AOC-IN-C, Traning Command
    Focus on the Man Behind the Machine

    Air Marshal Ramesh Rai VM took over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Training Command of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on July 1, 2014.

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    INTERVIEW | Spanish Defence Minister
    "Military Programmes can be Adapted as per India's Needs"

    On a second visit to India in less than three years time, Pedro Morenes, Spanish Defence Minister, is on a mission to strengthen defence relations between the two countries.

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    OEM | L-3 Aviation Products
    L-3 Aviation Products Opens MRO Facility
    By R. Chandrakanth from Bengaluru

    L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) inaugurated its new MRO facility in Bengaluru to serve the growing needs of the Indian aviation...

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    INTERVIEW | L-3 Aviation Products
    "L-3 Aviation products is onboard as we seek the best strategic alliances to bring value to our state-of-the-art products and services for Indian aviation customers"

    L-3 Aviation Products, a leading provider of commercial and military avionics, has opened a new MRO facility in Bengaluru...

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    SHOW REPORT | Aero India 2015
    Powerful Impetus to Indigenisation

    “Our security challenges are well known. Our international responsibilities are evident. We do need to increase our defence preparedness. We do have to modernise our defence forces.”

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    In Pictures - Wonders in Sky

    Snapshot from the tenth edition of the prestigious biennial event Aero India International Airshow held at Air Force Station Yelahanka from February 18 to 22, 2015.

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    OPEN LETTER | To The Finance Minister
    An Open Letter to Mr Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Finance Minister of India

    Rohit Kapur
    President, Business Aircraft Operators Association

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    Taxing Taxes
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Airline operators suggest that an airport should depend on non-aeronautical revenues to shore up its balance sheet and not tax them, as a losing airline would translate to a losing airport

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    Air Costa's USP: Comfort
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Air Costa’s unique selling proposition is it offers comfortable seating in economy class, unlike any other airline

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    BIZAVINDIA | Conference
    Time to Think Small
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The government had formed a sub-committee in the Ministry of Civil Aviation to look into the concerns of the general aviation segment and a course correction is expected

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    BizAvIndia Awards Conferred to Recognise Excellence in Business & General Aviation

    Instituting a benchmark for Business & General Aviation...

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    Hall of Fame
    Elinor Smith (1911-2010)
    By Joseph Noronha

    A poll of licensed pilots held in October 1930 selected her as the “Best Woman Pilot in America”, over other notable contenders for the title

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

    The ‘Make in India’ theme elevated optimism amongst the participants at the exposition both Indian and foreign, to unprecedented levels

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    News With Views
    IAF to Get 38 Pilatus Basic Trainers
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by the Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar which met on February 28, 2015, cleared a followon order for 38 Pilatus PC-7 Mk II basic trainer aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

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    Last Word
    Make in India for Defence – No Easy Task!
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The ‘Make in India’ campaign drew enthusiastic response from not only the Indian industry but from overseas investors eyeing opportunities...