SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 03-19

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    Letter from the Prime Minister of India

    SP Guide Publications is privileged to share this communication received from Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a response to our Chairman & Managing Director’s congratulatory message to him.

    We at SP’s, do look forward to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s every key step towards making a better and happier tomorrow for our country!

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    MODI 2.0
    Indian Civil Aviation Industry Needs Attention
    By B.K. Pandey

    The task before the government is undoubtedly challenging as there are a number of segments of the economy that need urgent attention including the Indian civil aviation industry

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    VIEWPOINT
    Over Burdened and Under Powered
    By B.K. Pandey

    While no one can question the capability of Hardeep Singh Puri to head the civil aviation domain, given the importance of the Indian civil aviation sector to the economic well being of the nation, the least that the government could have done is to ensure that the Ministry is headed by a full fledged “Minister” and not by a “Minister of State”

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    TECHNOLOGY | AIRCRAFT
    Imminent Air Travel Transformations
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    With the ease of commute and rising travel demands, air transport as the mode of travelling is only gaining more popularity, accelerating the need to redesign and reinvent with some of the most innovatively conceptualised futuristic airliners

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    OEM | MILESTONE
    Airbus Celebrates Five Decades of Aviation Transformation
    By Vishal Thapar & Ayushee Chaudhary

    Beginning with the world’s first wide body twin-engine jet airliner, the A300, Airbus has constantly marked many industry milestones as an aerospace giant through its extraordinary journey of 50 years

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    SHOW PREVIEW | PAS 2019
    The Longest Running Air Show Sets the Stage for Aerospace Enthusiasts
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Started in the year 1909, the largest and most anticipated trade show, the Paris Air Show is all set for its 53rd edition this year from June 17 to June 23

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    SHOW PREVIEW | PAS 2019
    Anticipation Around Boeing
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Dodging the speculations, Boeing is now overlooking a cloud of anticipations around its new projects and aircraft

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    SHOW PREVIEW | PAS 2019
    Repainting the Mobility Picture
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The effect of innovation, convenience and advancement is at heart of the aerospace industry, from supersonic to electrical engines, many new mobility prototypes, and concepts are expected to take over at the Paris Air Show

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    SHOW PREVIEW | PAS 2019
    The Innovation Zone Returns with a Near Real Experience
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Situated in the Concorde Hall of the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget, the innovated-focused Paris Air Lab returns after its debut in the 2017 edition of the Paris Air Show

  • SHOW PREVIEW | PAS 2019
    Addressing the Crucial Cyber Protection of Data and Businesses
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    An Experts Roundtable dedicated to demonstrate examples of effective practices and measures around cyber protection will be highlight of the Paris Air Show

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    MRO | QUALITY
    Ensuring Quality in Aviation MRO
    By Sukhchain Singh

    Aircraft maintenance in civil aviation comprises periodic inspections that have to be undertaken on an aircraft after a certain time period of usage

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    ENGINES | TECHNOLOGY
    Pratt & Whitney Engines in Indian Skies
    By Sukhchain Singh & Rohit Goel

    In India, the Pratt & Whitney engines have powered over 960,000 flight hours and saved more than 52 million gallons of fuel and avoided 510,000 tonne of carbon emission to date

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    OEM | PRATT & WHITNEY
    Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center India Surpasses 5,000 Student Days of Training
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Students from skill development programmes get an opportunity to work at leading aerospace organizations including Belcan India Technology Center

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    AIRLINES | AIR INDIA
    Air India Flies to Record-breaking Full Capacity
    By Vishal Thapar and Noor Sharma

    Market gives a thumbs up to the beleaguered National Carrier amidst a fresh disinvestment bid

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    FINALLY
    Bengaluru Airport to be a New Experience
    By B.K. Pandey

    Passengers transiting through Kempegowda International Airport will finally have a pleasant experience at one of the leading airports in the country

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Air India Sale Back on the Agenda

    As per reports in the media, strategic sale of Air India is back on the table after a failed attempt last year. Also, this time, the government may consider 100 per cent divestment of its stake in the airline.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INFRASTRUCTURE
    IndiGo to Open MRO Facility at Bangalore Airport

    InterGlobe Aviation (IndiGo) has signed an agreement with Bangalore International Airport Limited to build a Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Hyderabad Airport – Eighth Best in the World

    AirHelp, an online start-up, has used three parameters to judge the airports and finalise the rankings. The parameters include on-time performance (60 per cent), service quality and food (20 per cent) and shops (20 per cent).

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    CFM56 Engine Fleet Surpasses One Billion Engine Flight Hours

    Recently, the CFM56 fleet established a new world record by becoming the first aircraft engine family in aviation history to achieve one billion engine flight hours.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Boeing Invests in Commercial UAS Services

    Boeing announced its investment in Robotic Skies, a services provider that connects manufacturers and operators of commercial UAS with a global network of more than 170 civil aviation authority-certified repair stations.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Aerostar MRO Goes from Strength to Strength

    During 2018 Aerostar recorded its highest ever throughput of Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 families aircraft heavy checks with 104 aircraft passing through its Bacau facility...

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Negative Growth in Domestic Air Traffic

    The grounding of Jet Airways has impacted the Indian airline industry adversely with domestic airline passenger carrying capacity falling by as much as 14 per cent, resulting in a 4.2 per cent fall in domestic air traffic...

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Vistara to Expand Fleet

    Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture Vistara Airlines, has leased four Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft from the erstwhile Jet Airways fleet. These aircraft joined Vistara in the first week of June this year.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    IndiGo’s Market Share Rises

    IndiGo, the country’s largest domestic airline, now commands nearly half of the market share. Its market share rose by three per cent reaching 49.9 per cent while overall growth turned negative in April 2019 due to shutting down...

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Eight Boeing 787-10 Airliners for Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand has signed an order for eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners worth $2.7 billion at list prices. The deal includes options for 12 more Dreamliners which could see the total order rise to 20 aircraft...

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    SpiceJet to Lease 16 Additional Boeing 737-800 Airliners

    SpiceJet has announced that it will dry lease 16 additional Boeing 737-800 airliners. The airline has applied to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for a “No Objection Certificate” to import the aircraft.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Five Bombardier Q400s for SpiceJet

    In mid April this year, Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has announced that it will add five additional 90-seater Bombardier Q400s to its fleet.

  • NEWS BRIEFS
    Appointments

    On Friday, May 31, 2019, Hardeep Singh Puri, a former Indian Foreign Service officer, took over as the Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Civil Aviation.

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    A Word from Editor
    By B.K. Pandey, Editor

    I certainly hope Prime Minister Modi pursues a progressive agenda that will advance commercial aviation. There are some huge obstacles to overcome but I’m optimistic reforms from his administration will unlock the country’s tremendous growth potential.