SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 01-19

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    SUMMIT | GAS2019
    India 3rd-largest aviation market of the future
    By Vishal Thapar

    India unveiled a Drone Ecosystem Policy Roadmap and a National Air Cargo Policy at the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai on January 15 and 16 while articulating a Vision 2040 for the Civil Aviation Industry, showcasing itself as a 1.12-billion air passenger market by 2040.

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    INDUSTRY | FORECAST
    Prospects for the Indian Commercial Aviation Market
    By Satyendra Pandey

    To fully harness the growth prospect of Indian aviation, problems have to be addressed with deliberate and decisive measures. With these, for Indian aviation, sky is the limit.

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    MRO | ENGINES
    Aero-Engine MRO: Market Outlook in India
    By Sukhchain Singh

    Predictions are that engines will remain the fastest-growing sector of the commercial jet MRO business over the next decade with the market becoming increasingly competitive

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    INTERVIEW | PRATT & WHITNEY
    “Pratt & Whitney is highly focused on making engines that meet the operators’ needs”

    Palash Roy Chowdhury, Managing Director - India, Pratt & Whitney (with inputs from Amit Pathak, General Manager, Customer Training, Pratt & Whitney, India) talks to Neetu Dhulia of SP’s Airbuz

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    ENGINES | PRATT & WHITNEY
    PurePower PW800 — Powering the Future
    By A.K. Sachdev

    The latest aero engine from the stables of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is the PurePower PW800 which is about to make its commercial debut

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    ENGINES | TECHNOLOGY
    Large Jet Engines — Power with Fuel Eficiency
    By Anil Chopra

    A jet engine burns fuel and generates thrust and how well it does so, is judged by how much fuel it uses to generate it

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    INFLIGHT | CONNECTIVITY
    Connectivity Onboard
    By B.K. Pandey

    Passengers Utilise their time Gainfully During Flights for both official and Personal Work

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | RCS
    UDAN III: A Game-Changer
    By Rajesh K. Bali, Managing Director, BAOA

    The Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) III recently announced by the Government may prove to be a game-changer for achieving air connectivity in the remote areas of India

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    AIRPORTS | TECHNOLOGY
    Navigation in Low Visibility
    By SP’s Correspondent

    As the fog descends, the 360-degree view from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) towers fades and pilots vision is challenged with Cockpit view disappearing.

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    FINALLY
    Addressing the Plight of the Air Passenger
    By B.K. Pandey

    It becoming important to review the plight of the air passenger and as to what he has to go through during air travel

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    NEWS BRIEFS
    Pradeep Singh Kharola apointed as Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation

    Pradeep Singh Kharola, an officer of the 1985 batch of the Indian Administrative Service from Karnataka cadre, has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation with effect from February 6, 2019. He has replaced Rajiv Nayan Choubey, who retired on January 31 this year and took over as member in the Union Public Service Commission.

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    NEWS BRIEFS
    A380 to Cease Production
    By Vishal Thapar

    One of the practicalities faced by A380 operators has been that such a mammoth aircraft has been a difficult proposition to have close to 100 per cent occupancy rate compared to its rival Boeing 787 which has been little smaller therefore easier to get close to 100 per cent occupancy rate.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Operations by airlines at busy airports to be capped

    As per reports in the media, the government is likely to propose a limit to the number of takeoff and landing slots an airline can hold at the congested airports in the country.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Bailout for cash-strapped Jet Airways

    Ruling out possibility of bailout package for crisis-hit Jet Airways, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said it is for the management of private carriers to ensure that they function properly and take appropriate measures based on prevailing market conditions.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Debt burden on the airline industry

    The financial health of the Indian airline industry has nosedived, with the three listed airlines having reported a combined net loss of Rs 36.4 billion in the first half of the fiscal.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Reduction in the price of ATF in 2019

    The year 2019 has begun on a positive note for domestic carriers as state oil marketing companies have reduced the price of ATF by 14.7 per cent. This is the second consecutive drop in the price of ATF and the sharpest cut since November 2008.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Kannur International Airport commissioned

    In September last year, Kannur International Airport was formally commissioned when the first passenger aircraft successfully landed there marking the readiness of the fourth airport in Kerala for commercial operations.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Manufacturing if aircraft in India

    Speaking to the media on January 15, 2019 at the Global Aviation Summit 2019, organised jointly by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Airports Authority of India and FICCI, Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Civil Aviation

  • NEWS BRIEFS
    Appointments

    Airbus has appointed Jean-Marc Nasr as President Asia-Pacific, effective January 1, 2019. He will be based in Singapore.

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

    The Global Aviation Summit 2019 was held in Mumbai from January 15 to 16 this year. The two-day event, the first of its kind, witnessed participation by over 900 representatives from 80 countries across the world including Ministers of Civil Aviation, members of Civil Aviation Authorities, delegates and exhibitors.