SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 01-20

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    LAUNCH | BOEING 777X
    Boeing’s 777X Glides into the Industry
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Being claimed as the largest and the most fuel-efficient twin-engine commercial jet, the aircraft is expected to be delivered in 2021

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    POLICY | REVIEW
    Amendment to Aircraft Rules 1937
    By V.K. Verma

    With the recent amendment in the licencing procedure, the MoCA has demonstrated that it is alive to the needs of its stakeholders and is willing to fulfill the responsibility of an enabler

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    AIRLINES | OPERATIONS
    Top Airlines in Asia
    By Joseph Noronha

    As the winners show, an airline simply needs to provide an all-round and consistent travel experience with service the watchword

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    AIRLINES | OPERATIONS
    IndiGo Hovers High While Air India Struggles to Sustain
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    While aviation industry is not having the best of its time in India, IndiGo has reported a huge profit for the third quarter of 2019 but Air India has invited bids for privatisation of the national carrier.

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    AIRLINES | OPERATIONS
    SpiceJet and Gulf Air Sign a Codeshare Agreement
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The newly established partnership aims to enhance the reach of both the airlines through pilot training, coordinated cargo as well as engineering services, among other collaborations

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    ENGINES | TECHNOLOGY
    Next Gen Engines
    By Anil Chopra

    Performance of aircraft can be achieved by enhancing the efficiency of combustion engines and simultaneously exploring electric and hybrid propulsion systems

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    ENGINES | PRATT & WHITNEY
    PW100/150 Engines – Powering the Regional Airline Turboprops
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Since the PW100 engine family entered service in 1984, over 8,000 PW100/150 engines have been produced, accumulating more than 160 million flying hours due to their reliability, durability and operating economics.

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    AIRPORTS | ENVIRONMENT
    AAI Sets New Green Benchmark, Receives Global Recognition for Reducing Carbon Footprint
    By Team AAI

    Four airports upgraded to Level 2 in 4-stage environment standards programme to move towards carbon neutrality

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    SHOW PREVIEW | SINGAPORE AIRSHOW
    Asia’s Finest Air Show Ready for its Flight
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    With the aristocratic government and military delegations along with senior corporate executives from around the world gathered at one place, the Singapore Airshow brings golden opportunities to forge partnerships and seal deals in this region

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    FINALLY
    Another Attempt to Privatise Air India
    By B.K. Pandey

    The obvious answer is to sell off the national carrier and if this process fails, the Government will be left with no option but to shut down the airline

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    NEWS BRIEFS
    Carroll Lane Named President of Commercial Engines, Pratt & Whitney

    Pratt & Whitney announced that Carroll Lane has assumed the role of President of the company’s Commercial Engines business, reporting to Pratt & Whitney President Christopher Calio. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp.

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    NEWS BRIEFS
    Pratt & Whitney Names Ashmita Sethi Managing Director-India

    Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced the appointment of Ashmita Sethi to the position of Managing Director for India.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    IndiGo - First Airline to Reach 1500 Daily Departures

    Low-cost carrier IndiGo has become the first airline in India to operate 1,500 daily departures. The airline operates these flights to 83 destinations and with over 2,50,000 passengers daily.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Inaugural Flight of Emirates to Mexico City

    Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City via Barcelona. The Emirates Boeing 777-200LR touched down in Mexico City on the December 9, 2019 at 16:15 local time, marking the airline’s first passenger flight to Mexico.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Return to Service of Boeing 737 MAX

    Boeing has confirmed that it does not expect the grounded 737 MAX to return to service before “mid-2020”.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    NAL Plans to Design and Develop 70-Seater Aircraft

    As per the Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan, National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) located in Bengaluru that is currently developing a 19-seater indigenous light transport aircraft ‘Saras Mk2’ has plans...

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Domestic Air Passenger Traffic in November 2019

    Domestic air passenger traffic in November last year grew at the fastest pace in 2019, a year in which air travel has been hit by the twin blows of the closure of Jet Airways India Ltd and an economic slowdown.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    MTU Maintenance Signs CFM56-7B Contract with Malaysia Airlines

    MTU Maintenance and Malaysia Airlines Berhad signed an exclusive ten year contract for the airline’s 100 CFM56-7B engines.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Agreement between C&L Aerospace and Thai Aviation Industries

    C&L Aerospace has signed an exclusive supplier agreement with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI), Thailand’s aircraft repair and maintenance service centre.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INFRASTRUCTURE
    New Airports for Karnataka

    On January 17 this year, speaking at the Wings India 2020 Summit organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary stated that five airports in Karnataka will become operational in the next two years.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Water Aerodromes for Andaman and Nicobar

    Airports Authority of India (AAI) is seeking environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for three water aerodromes in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Headwinds for Domestic Airlines

    Brent crude oil price surged four percent on January 03 this year, following tension between Iran and the US. Domestic carriers are facing pressure with the increase in crude oil prices and low demand that has restricted hike...

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    NEWS BRIEFS | TRAINING
    Flight Simulator Technique Centre (FSTC)

    FSTC is India’s first registered standalone Approved Training Organisation (ATO). It is the largest ATO in the region with the most number of full flight simulators catering to all the airlines in India that fly various fleet types.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIR SAFETY
    Heavy Fines for Flight Safety Violations

    In what seems to be a measure to tighten aircraft safety norms, in December last year, the government decided to amend an eight decade old law for a 10-fold increase in penalties in light of recent incidents of technical snags...

  • NEWS BRIEFS
    Appointments

    In the first week of January 2020, Dassault Aviation appointed Charles Wemaëre as Vice President, Worldwide Spares, with responsibility for spare parts strategy and logistics efforts for the global Falcon fleet.

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

    In an action that has come as somewhat of a pleasant surprise for the Indian civil aviation community especially civil pilots with high experience levels, but not current with flying and wish to obtain a civil pilot’s licence.