SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 03-16

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    POLICY | NCAP
    Transforming Indian Aviation
    By R. Chandrakanth

    “Civil Aviation Policy gives an impetus to affordability, regional connectivity, safety, infrastructureā€”all vital for transforming India”.
    — Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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    TECKNOW
    Lilium: An Eelectric-Powered Plane

    The aim is to build an aircraft that not only the super-rich can afford; but one that can make private air transportation possible for a much wider section of the society

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    INTERVIEW | IATA CEO
    Industry Profit Globally to be over $39.4 Billion in 2016

    In an interview Tony Tyler, Director General & CEO, International Air Transport Association (IATA), highlighted the outlook for airline’s financial performance, how the industry is fairing on the safety front, climate change agreement at ICAO and why the industry is being so proactive on this issue, how governments can be more aware of the benefits of supporting aviation, etc.

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    POLICY | VIEWPOINT
    Take-off for National Civil Aviation Policy
    By B.K. Pandey

    As the Indian civil aviation industry is expected to become the third largest by 2022, it would be necessary for the government to have the right vision, planning and execution

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    POLICY | EXPERT COMMENTS
    General Aviation Ignored in NCAP
    By Rohit Kapur, MD, Arrow Aircraft Sales and Charters & Former President, BAOA

    We are trying to build a grand palace on a weak foundation. Therein lies the biggest concern for NCAP 2016.

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    POLICY | FDI
    Foreign Direct Investment in Aviation
    By B.K. Pandey

    While the existing Indian carriers, particularly the state-owned Air India may find the going tough in future, the travelling public can look forward to good times ahead!

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    FINANCE | LEASING
    Can Leasing be Made More Affordable?
    By Byron Bohlman, Vancouver / Canada

    Ministry of Civil Aviation Secretary R. Choubey recently called for greater participation from policy makers and users to promote MRO services, offer training...

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | RCS
    Draft Regional Connectivity Scheme
    By B.K. Pandey

    It is clear that the role played by the state governments will be critical to the success of Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | OPERATIONS
    Competing with Goliaths
    By Byron Bohlman, Vancouver / Canada

    Regional airlines have cranked up daily aircraft utilisation in order to reduce unit costs and survive in India’s highly-competitive domestic low-fare environment

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    ENVIRONMENT | ENGINES
    In Pursuit of Perfect Power
    By Joseph Noronha

    SABRE is a hybrid rocket and jet, billed as ‘the biggest breakthrough in aerospace propulsion technology since the invention of the jet engine’

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    AVIATION | FUTURISTIC
    Giving Wings to a Dream
    By R. Chandrakanth

    In the realm of space research, India is among the top countries in the world. However, when it comes to aerospace sector, India is lagging way behind, not having produced one commercial aircraft to date.

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    MRO | CFM CENTRE
    Keeping in Ship-Shape Condition
    By R. Chandrakanth

    There are currently more than 500 CFM56 engines in service in India and South Asia, including Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, power Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft

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    INTERVIEW | ATR
    ATR Eyeing MRO in India

    ATR, which presently has a fleet of 36 in India, is keen on getting into maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and training as the fleet numbers gain substantial traction. A number of 60 plus ATR aircraft in the country makes sense for the company to further strengthen the aftermarket structure. The Head of Global Sales, John Moore gives R. Chandrakanth of SP’s AirBuz the ATR scenario in India and beyond.

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    SHOW REPORT | INDIA AVIATION 2016
    Indian Aviation Awaiting Major Leap
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, set the ball rolling for India Aviation 2016 by talking about the unmatched opportunities in aviation, unlike any other country

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    SHOW REPORT | ILA BERLIN 2016
    Insight into Future Technologies
    By R. Chandrakanth

    ILA 2016 is synonymous with innovation and leadership in aerospace. It dealt selectively with forward-looking topics in the outward looking industry, including sustainability...

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    SHOW REPORT | AHMEDABAD AIR SHOW 2016
    Ahmedabad Air Show: Scintillating & Scorching!
    By Charles James Weir

    An air show of this kind is one sure way of taking aviation to the masses as it has tremendous advertising potential if one goes by the sheer numbers that witnessed the display

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    FINALLY
    Winds of Change Blowing
    By B.K. Pandey

    A bail-out package of Rs. 30,000 crore by the erstwhile UPA Government notwithstanding, the national carrier Air India has been troubled with mounting debts