SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 2-2023

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    SPACE | 2022 REVIEW
    Pathbreaking Space Events of 2022
    By Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Bhatnagar (Retd)

    The year 2022 has witnessed some amazing activities taking place across the globe in the space domain

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    India’s swift Emergency Relief Assistance to Türkiye & Syria

    India has dispatched four C-17 aircraft with relief material, rescue and medical personnel to Türkiye including a 30-bed field hospital and a 99-member medical team as part of its Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) efforts to assist earthquake-hit Türkiye and Syria.

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    Major Milestones in 2022: Military Aviation
    By Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Bhatnagar (Retd)

    From hypersonic strike missiles to sixth generation combat aircraft, as some major projects fructified, the year 2022 saw military aviation technology progressing in leaps and bounds

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    “Shortage in the number of fighter squadrons is being addressed through multipronged approaches”

    In an exclusive interview to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Aviation on the occasion of Aero India 2023, Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari, Chief of the Air Staff, gave some very elaborate and candid insights on the plans and preparedness of the Indian Air Force

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    Supporting the Modernisation of the Indian Armed Forces
    By Alain Garcia, Vice President, India Business Development, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Global Services

    Boeing also continues to explore areas for supporting the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and adding more value to India’s aerospace and defence ecosystem

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    A 21st Century Medium Lifter Ideal for India: KC-390 Millennium
    By Caetano Spuldaro Neto, Vice President Sales & Business Development, Middle East & Asia, Embraer Defense & Security

    The versatility of the Embraer C-390 Millennium makes it highly capable to operate in India, undertaking a range of missions across different terrains

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    ‘The right collaboration can accelerate India’s defence programmes and build strategic capability’
    By Alex Zino, Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce is well-positioned to support such a collaboration with its ecosystem of strategic local partnerships, strong supply chain, rich talent pool, digital solutions and service delivery capabilities in India

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    Marching Ahead
    By SP’s Special Correspondent

    Union budget for the year 2023-24 was presented in the Indian Parliament recently by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

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    CIVIL | BOEING 747
    The Queen Cowns the Skies
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    After more than half-a-century of production, the final 747 took a unique, crown-shaped flight path from its production facility before entering the Atlas Air fleet

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

    In tune with the spirit of the nation’s 75th year of independence, the 14th edition of India’s grand airshow, Aero India being held in Bengaluru, has been specially curated for the occasion

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    B.H. DeLay (1891-1923)
    By Joseph Noronha

    The list of “Daredevil” DeLay’s feats during his ten years of flying experience is endless. Many of them are commonplace nowadays but then they were aviation firsts. He remained constantly in the limelight.

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    Develop Indigenous Aero Engines
    By Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Bhatnagar (Retd)

    Indian programmes for the development of indigenous fighter jets should not remain dependent on foreign-made engines. Whether co-developed or indigenously developed, India must have its own aero engines.

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    Air Marshal A.P. Singh takes over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff

    Air Marshal A.P. Singh took over as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) on February 1, 2023. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College, the Air Marshal was commissioned into the Fighter Stream of the IAF on December 21, 1984.

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    Defence Minister reviews operational preparedness of Andaman & Nicobar Command

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the operational preparedness of Andaman & Nicobar Command and infrastructure development at operational areas during his visit to the Headquarters of the only operational joint services command of the country in Port Blair on January 5, 2023.

    GA-ASI’s Eaglet takes its first flight

    General Atomics flew a new survivable Air-Launched Effect (ALE) for the first time as part of a flight demonstration on December 8, 2022.

    TASL Final Assembly Line and MRO facility at Vadodara Airport

    In order to promote the Government’s initiative of “Atmanirbhar Bharat” for manufacturing of C295 Military Transport Aircraft by Tata Advanced System Limited (TASL) (in collaboration with Airbus Defence and Space...

    PLI Incentive Scheme to Support Indigenous Drone Industry

    For the effective operation and smooth implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has formulated and notified the operational guidelines.

    Government to Augment Domestic Capacity for Future Realisation of Space Tourism

    Minister of Science & Technology and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that the Government is taking measures to augment domestic capacity for future realisation of space tourism.