SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 01-18

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    INDUSTRY | REGULATIONS
    Indian Civil Aviation Industry — Corrections Needed
    By B.K. Pandey

    With the potential for growth in the Indian civil aviation industry being high, there is a need to take corrective steps to ensure its vibrant and dynamic growth

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    INDUSTRY | REGULATIONS
    The Necessity of Slot Coordination
    By Alexandre de Juniac

    Right now, IATA is working with our counterpart organisation Airports Council International and the Slot Coordinator community, on a major modernisation programme

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    TECHNOLOGY | BIO FUELS
    Bio-Fuel Technology — Future of Power
    By A.K. Sachdev

    With the growing alarm and awareness of depleting fossil fuels and concerns regarding the environment, the market for alternative fuels for the aviation industry is expected to grow significantly

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | CONNECTIVITY
    UDAN Enters Cruise Mode
    By Joseph Noronha

    The credibility of UDAN is now fairly well established and once Round Two is implemented, it will add about five per cent to the total passenger trips in the country

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    STOP PRESS
    UNION BUDGET
    UDAN scheme gets a major push in the Union Budget 2018-19
    By Arpita Kala

    While Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha had declared the Union Budget 2018-19 as a ‘political document’, some of the plans mentioned in the fiscal budget may bode well for Indian aviation especially for the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme.

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | RCS
    UDAN-II Takes-off, Big Boost to Regional Conectivity
    By Rohit Srivastava

    With addition of heli-services in the scheme, UDAN is going to make journeys to the hills much faster and comfortable

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    CREW | PILOTS
    A Concrete Step to Address Pilot Shortage
    By John Slattery

    The airline industry offers tremendous opportunity and job security for pilots, especially with such robust growth in air travel projected over the next twenty years

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    MRO | BUSINESS
    Business Scope for Civil MRO in India
    By Sukhchain Singh

    It is expected that approximately 10,000 aircraft would be in service in the region by 2035, creating an opportunity for the major MRO players in the region

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    MRO | BUSINESS JETS
    Opportunities for Business Jets and MRO Companies
    By Zorawar Singh Jaiswal

    Facts and the subsequent analyses provide useful insights for business jet owners and Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service providers to discover where new business opportunities lie

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    FINALLY
    Saras Airborne Again!
    By B.K. Pandey

    Nine years after the fatal accident that paralysed the project, the Saras got airborne once again and rekindled hope of revival of the indigenous civil aircraft programme

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    NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Next-Gen Platform

    In the third week of January this year, Boeing unveiled the largest variant of the 787-10 Dreamliner, a next generation platform. The aircraft was awarded an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Ground Handling by Private Carriers Permitted

    Since the end of last year, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has permitted Indian carriers in the private sector to carry out ground handling at airports for their flights in the domestic segment.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Parliamentary Panel Castigates Airlines

    In a scathing report released in the beginning of this year, the Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture of the Indian Parliament has castigated the domestic carriers for overpricing of tickets...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Airlines and Airports: Toppers in Performance

    Three of India’s low-cost carriers (LCC), IndiGo, AirAsia India and SpiceJet feature as India’s most punctual airlines in the OAG’s Punctuality League 2018. The airports at Chennai, Hyderabad and New Delhi...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Indian Airline Industry in 2017

    The Indian airline industry reached a new high by flying ten crore passengers in 2017. The industry will be keenly watching the developments on Air India in 2018 and how much money the government would earn through disinvestment.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Profitability of IndiGo Airlines

    Analysts expect the country’s largest domestic carrier IndiGo Airlines to post between 20 and 29 per cent revenue growth in third quarter of FY18 on a year-on-year basis.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Financial State of AirAsia India

    Amar Abrol MD and CEO of Bengalurubased no-frills carrier AirAsia India has said that the airline is looking to break even by December 2018 or early next year. The budget carrier will be completing four years in June 2018.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Air India

    In the second week of January this year, the Government issued a statement which said “It has now been decided to do away with this restriction and allow foreign airlines...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Viability Gap Funding for UDAN

    Terming the government’s regional air connectivity scheme UDAN a big success, Spice-Jet chief Ajay Singh has said the airline has not taken the viability gap funding (VGF) so far as the routes operated by it under the scheme are financially viable on their own.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    ATR makes its comeback to the us

    ATR announces its first deal of 2018 which sees the introduction of the ATR -600 series in the US, to be operated by Silver Airways. The airline will introduce 20 ATR -600 aircraft into its fleet, of which 16 will be ATR 42-600s and four will be ATR 72-600s.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    S$2.8bn Contracts for St Engg’s Aerospace Arm During 2017

    Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced that its aerospace arm, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) secured new contracts worth about S$510m in the fourth quarter...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Boeing, Adient launch new company to design and build airplane seats

    Boeing and Adient announced the formation of Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    CFM concludes $9.1 billion agreements

    In conjunction with French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to China, CFM International concluded agreements and Memorandums of Understanding for new engine orders and long-term support agreements covering nearly 500 CFM engines.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Boeing Unveils New Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle Prototype

    Boeing unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype that will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Drones to Decongest Cities

    Addressing the Techfest organised by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay at the end of last year, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said the government is working on bringing in regulations...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Record Delivery of Airliners by Boeing

    The US aerospace giant Boeing has set a new record for the number of aircraft delivered in a year by surpassing its 2015 record of 762 deliveries by one. The company also grew its order backlog to a record 5,864 aircraft.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Passenger Traffic at Bengaluru Airport

    Annual passenger traffic through Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) at Bengaluru, crossed 25 million last year. In India, this volume of passenger traffic is experienced only at the international airports at Delhi and Mumbai.

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    A Word from Editor
    By B.K. Pandey

    In recent times, the Indian civil aviation industry has been much in the news and for all the right reasons. This segment which has a vital role to play in the national economic growth, has been the focus of the NDA government since it came to power in 2014.