SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 02-18

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    INDUSTRY | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Regional Jets in India Headed for Extinction or Rebirth?
    By Byron Bohlman

    Don’t think of Regional Jets as extinct birds. Instead, think of them as rising like a Phoenix.

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    INDUSTRY | ANALYSIS
    Indian Civil Aviation Industry — Overall Market Analysis
    By A.K. Sachdev

    India has great potential in the civil aviation domain,but the need exists for the establishment to seriously address some of the impediments to India achieving a podium position globally

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    AIRLINES | BUSINESS
    Indian Carriers — Analysis of Business Models
    By Zorawar Singh Jaiswal

    As all the airliners are procured from abroad, it is the airlines’ economic models, operations and marketing strategies to attract and retain customers, are factors that make the difference

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    AIRLINES | EMIRATES
    Emirates-Airbus A380 Rescue OP Catches Industry Unawares
    By Bikram Vohra, Dubai

    Emirates has safeguarded its interests and also at the same time, been a ‘good friend’ to Airbus without bruising its relationship with Boeing

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    AIR TRANSPORT | ENVIRONMENT
    The Plane Truth About Climate Change
    By Joseph Noronha

    It is in everybody’s interest, including that of the global aviation industry to reduce emissions and thereby avert at least the more serious consequences of climate change

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    AIR TRANSPORT | MRO
    MRO Progress in India
    By Sukhchain Singh

    Globalisation of MRO services, manpower cost competitiveness, availability of talent, advantages of location and the presence of specialist capabilities, all combine to make India a potential global MRO hub

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    EXCLUSIVE
    INTERVIEW | AAI
    Seaplanes, critics and more, here is all you need to know about UDAN

    Airport Authority of India’s Executive Director (RCS), G.K. Chaukiyal tells Arpita Kala of SP’s AirBuz why the Regional Connectivity Scheme is going to work

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    EXCLUSIVE
    INTERVIEW | BIAL
    “We intend to expand to make Bengaluru a major gateway to India”

    In an exclusive interview to Manish Pant of SP’s AirBuz, Javed Malik, Chief Operating Officer of Bangalore International Airport (BIAL), the public-private consortium that operates it, says that on completion of the second terminal in 2021, the airport’s handling capacity would exceed 65 million passengers per annum (MPPA).

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    SHOW REPORT | SINGAPORE AIRSHOW
    Components called the shots at Singapore Airshow 2018
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Without any big ticket aircraft deal, the industry focused more on components, maintenance, repairs and overhauls contracts

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    FINALLY
    Ground Handling Unfettered
    By B.K. Pandey

    After more than 14 years of struggle against the crippling restrictions on ground handling, the government appears to have finally relented

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Acquisition of Aircraft by Indian Carriers

    With the domestic passenger traffic crossing the ten crore-mark last year, the future for the Indian airline industry is undoubtedly bright. This has triggered rapid growth of the industry and Indian carriers...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Third Quarter FY2018 Results of IndiGo

    The third quarter results of the fiscal year 2017-2018 of IndiGo is the strongest for the year. As in the previous quarter, financial performance was driven by market growth and better yield management.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Air India’s Losses Escalate

    According to figures provided in Parliament by the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, the state-owned carrier Air India registered a loss of 57.65 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2017.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    Appointments

    Airbus has appointed Bruno Even as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective April 1, 2018, Rolls-Royce has announced the following appointments...

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    NEWS IN BRIEF | GENERAL AVIATION
    Voom Joins Airbus Helicopters

    Voom, the world’s premier on-demand helicopter booking platform, is now joining Airbus Helicopters as part of the company’s strategy to provide new urban mobility solutions for commuters.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | GENERAL AVIATION
    Sale of Stake in Pawan Hans

    Attempt by the government to sell 51 percent stake in Pawan Hans received a setback when the proposal failed to attract adequate number of bidders. The attempt to sell stake was abortive when one of the two shortlisted bidders pulled out of the race citing lack of interest.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | GENERAL AVIATION
    Commercial Drone Service by Airbus

    Airbus has launched the Asia-Pacific operations of its “Airbus Aerial” commercial drone services at the Singapore Airshow 2018. The newly established regional base of Airbus Aerial adds to two existing hubs based in Atlanta, US and Munich, Germany.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | GENERAL AVIATION
    Passenger Drones to Decongest Cities

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

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Airlines Form Joint Venture with GSEC for UDAN

    IST Air service operators Air Deccan and Air Odisha have joined hands with Gujarat based cargo operator and investors Gujarat State Export Corporation (GSEC) Ltd and Monarch Group, for catering to routes under UDAN.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Production of Civil Version of ALH Dhruv

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has invited manufacturers, both existing and potential, in the private sector of the Indian aerospace industry, to join hands with the Indian aerospace major to manufacture through transfer...

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    NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Mahindra Aerospace and Viking Air from strategic alliance

    Mahindra Aerospace has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canada’s Viking Air to “leverage their unique and complementary resources” to form a strategic alliance to exploit the upcoming business opportunities...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    First Delivery of Comac C919 in 2021

    Comac is now working toward making the first delivery of the C919 airliner in 2021, though the state-owned Chinese company also implied the milestone might be delayed. The target represents a one-year slip from an unannounced target of 2020.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Fastest Growing Domestic Aviation Market in 2017

    As per IATA, India remained the world’s fastest growing domestic aviation market for the third straight year in 2017 as economic and network expansion bolstered the sector.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    New ADS-B out certification by Rockwell Collins

    Rockwell Collins’ ADS-B Out Part 23 approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) has received approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This path includes the latest transponder variant to help aircraft owners meet the rapidly approaching mandate.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Potential for turboprops in Asia-Pacific: ATR

    Global leader in turboprop aircraft, ATR anticipates huge demand for the company’s aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region. The company foresees demand for around 750 turboprops aircraft in next 20 years in the region.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Boeing 737 MAX 9 certified by FAA

    Boeing has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States (US) for its latest production, the Boeing 737 MAX 9 airliner.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Pratt & Whitney’s Manufacturing facility in singapore

    Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, has announced an important increase in production at its first advanced manufacturing facility in Singapore in order to help Pratt & Whitney’s 2018 ramp-up of production.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    UTC Aerospace systems contract with Singapore Airlines

    UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corporation has announced a 15-year contract extension worth $200 million, with Singapore Airlines to provide asset management and repair services...

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    NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Bell Helicopters for Vietnam

    Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc company, has signed a purchase agreement with both Vietnam Helicopter Corporation and its subsidiary, Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH North), for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Leonardo expands presence in Bangladesh

    Leonardo is expanding its share of the growing Bangladeshi helicopter market with the announcement, during Singapore Air Show, of the upcoming delivery of five helicopters to Bashundhara Airways, comprising three AW109 Trekkers and two AW119Kx.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Unmanned Vehicle control software from Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin software has been simultaneously flying, on average, at least six unmanned aircraft during every hour of the last 25 years, completing missions as diverse as reconnaissance, inspection, mapping and targeting.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Launch of AMAC Aerospace in the commercial Airline Market

    Tailwind Airlines has signed contracts with AMAC Aerospace for their fleet of Boeing 737-400 aircraft at AMAC’s new facility in Bodrum, Turkey. Tailwind Airlines has signed contracts with AMAC Aerospace...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Revival of Airports and Airstrips

    With domestic air traffic on the rise and India registering a faster growth rate than the US and China when it comes to number of fliers, according to the Economic Survey tabled in Parliament recently...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru

    As per reports in the media, passenger traffic at KIA crossed the 25 million mark reaching 25.04 million by the end of 2017. A total of 43 scheduled airlines now connect KIA with 62 destinations nationally and globally.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Dubai — The World’s Busiest International Airport

    Dubai International Airport has held on to its No 1 ranking as the world’s busiest airport for international travel, after passenger traffic reached 88.2 million in 2017. As against this figure, as per data released by the management...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Navi Mumbai International Airport

    On February 18, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the foundation plaque at the ground breaking ceremony for Navi Mumbai International airport in Mumbai. “Issue of Navi Mumbai airport has been pending for years.

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

    Wings india 2018 is a major event for the Indian civil aviation industry being held at Begumpet airport at Hyderabad. An International event to showcase civil aviation and aerospace, this Airshow began as India Aviation Airshow and the inaugural event was held in October 2008. Wings India 2018 is the sixth edition of the event.