SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 02-19

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    AIRLINES | INDUSTRY
    Trying Times
    By Joseph Noronha

    According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India is set to be the world’s third largest aviation market by 2024, behind China and the US, but recent developments may see this forecast pushed back.

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    AIRLINES | OPERATIONS
    Jet Airways fleet grounded, its slots and aircraft up for grabs
    By Vishal Thapar

    SpiceJet, Air India rush to claim assets, market of grounded airline

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    AIRLINES | OPERATIONS
    Jet under bankruptcy peril, Tata likely to revive airline acquisition interest
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The operational creditors of the debt-laden Jet Airways are likely to take the airline to the bankruptcy tribunal that will give the airline protection from lenders for some time but delay its revival

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    AIRLINES | VIEWPOINT
    The fall of Jet Airways. What happened?
    By Satyendra Pandey

    Jet’s rise from a few aircraft to a 119-aircraft behemoth has lessons for airlines the world over.

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    AIRLINES | VIEWPOINT
    An Ominous Shadow on the Indian Airline Industry
    By B.K. Pandey

    Failure of the ongoing efforts to rescue Jet Airways from financial collapse will not only be a disaster for the thousands of employees on the rolls of the airline, it will also cast an ominous shadow on the Indian airline industry itself

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    AIRLINES | AIR INDIA
    Air India — An Asset or A Liability?
    By Anil Chopra

    The Government is trying to sweeten the deal and hopes to convince prospective buyers to take over the loss-making carrier which is a huge drain on the exchequer

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    TECHNOLOGY | BIO-FUEL
    Bio-Fuel Technology: Powering the Future of Aviation
    By Isha Jaiswal & Zorawar Singh Jaiswal

    Bio-fuels have now become a global necessity due to the international commitment to reduce Green House Gases (GHGs) and emissions in consonance with the Kyoto Protocol

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    ENGINES | GREEN
    Sustainable and Green Aero-Engines
    By Anil Chopra

    New aircraft and engine designs/technologies and alternative materials need addressing

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    MRO | TAXATION
    Impact of GST on the Indian MRO Industry
    By B.K. Pandey

    Unless appropriate steps are taken urgently by the Government to rationalise the tax structure, it would sound the death knell for the entire domestic MRO industry in India

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    INTERVIEW | CIVIL HELICOPTER
    Helicopter Taxi Service for the Masses

    SP’s Special Correspondent Mahesh Acharya in an exclusive interview with Govind Nair, Director-Business Development, Thumby Aviation.

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    TECHNOLOGY | DIGITIZATION
    Giving wings to localized support to drive outstanding customer experience
    By Mark Felsinger and Veerender Shukla

    While global presence and cultural alignment play a major role in consolidating support for airline customers, technology plays the role of a catalyst.

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    FINALLY
    Privatisation of Airports
    By B.K. Pandey

    The Indian civil aviation sector has been on an impressive growth trajectory over the last few years and is moving forward to become the third largest globally by 2025

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    NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Lufthansa Group orders Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s

    The Lufthansa Group has placed an order valued at $12 billion at list prices, for 20 Boeing 787-9 and 20 Airbus A350-900’s.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Shortage of Pilots in India

    As per a report in the media in February this year, cancellation of over 30 flights by IndiGo has bought to the fore the growing shortage of pilots, especially when practically all airlines are embarked on fleet expansion.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Emirates Orders Airbus A330neos and A350s

    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has placed an order for 70 Airbus aircraft, which includes 40 A330-900 and 30 A350-900 aircraft.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Airbus Orders and Deliveries – March 2019

    The leading European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has closed out orders for the last month of the quarter with 58 airliners.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE FINANCE
    IndiGo Q3FY19 Results Analysis

    IndiGo reported its third-quarter results that reflected an improving trend compared to the last two quarters with a profit of 190 crore.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE FINANCE
    SpiceJet Q3FY19 Results Analysis

    SpiceJet, reported its third quarter results of the fiscal year 2018-19 which reflected mixed performance.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | REGULATORY ISSUES
    Rights of Air Passengers

    The Minister of Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu and the Minister of State in his department Jayant Sinha, recently released the “Passenger Charter” which codifies the rights of air passengers when they travel with scheduled...

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    NEWS BRIEFS | REGULATORY ISSUES
    DGCA on Safety Measures for Boeing 737 MAX 8

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India has issued additional measures for Indian operators covering the areas of engineering, maintenance and flight operations.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | BUSINESS AVIATION
    Dassault Expands Falcon Presence

    Dassault Aviation is acquiring ExecuJet’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business at Subang Airport in a move that will considerably reinforce its aftermarket support capability in South-East Asia.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | BUSINESS AVIATION
    First Cockpit Assembly of Falcon 2000 from India

    The first cockpit front section of Falcon 2000 series produced by Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited (DRAL) in its manufacturing facility at MIHAN, Nagpur and matching with the highest quality standards...

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    MRO Facility at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA)

    KIA in Bengaluru will have an aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility in its premises by March 2020.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Airbus Forging Ahead

    Airbus has begun construction of company’s American A220 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama in the United States (US).

  • NEWS BRIEFS | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Air Connectivity from Mysuru under UDAN

    The Ministry of Civil Aviation has approved plans under the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik (UDAN)-3 of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) to provide air connectivity to five prominent cities from Mysuru Airport, under its.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Europe’s Largest Regional Airline Flybe on Sale

    Flybe, Europe’s largest regional carrier which flies 53 per cent of all fights within mainland Britain excluding London and also the largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at 13 airports in the United Kingdom...

  • NEWS BRIEFS
    Appointments

    Aerion, the leader in supersonic travel, has appointed Douglas Coleman as General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Governance and Compliance.

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

    Perhaps the most traumatic development the Indian airline industry has witnessed in recent times has been the financial turmoil one of the leading carriers in the private sector namely Jet Airways, has been going through.