SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 1-2021

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    INDUSTRY | TRENDS
    Supersonic Airliners on the Horizon
    By Joseph Noronha

    Although the aviation industry has been severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the nascent field of high-speed civil aviation is one area that is recording noteworthy progress

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    INDUSTRY | TRENDS
    Travel Transitions in 2021
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    From contactless checkin to biometric gateways, cabin cleaning, increased collaboration, domestic travel, common travel digital passport, travelling in 2021 and beyond comes decked up with innovations

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    INDUSTRY | TRENDS
    Tata Group Riding the Ambitious Aviation Arc
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Having raised its stake in AirAsia India, alongside operating Vistara, Tata Group is a strong bidder for Air India too

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    INDUSTRY | TRENDS
    Tata’s Stake Climb Up The Ladder In Indian Aviation Industry
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Tata group increased its holdings in AirAsia India to 84 per cent

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    OPERATIONS | AIRCRAFT
    Blurring Distinction Between Narrow-Body and Wide-Body Airliners
    By Ajit Agtey

    The major benefit which will emerge is that terribly busy hubs will de-congest with the number of transiting passengers reducing drastically as the layovers at the hubs will be done away with

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    AIRLINES | ENVIRONMENT
    Emerging Configurations for Sustainable Aviation
    By Sukhchain Singh

    Aviation contributes two per cent of humanmade CO2 emissions and has challenged itself to reduce net emissions even while demand for air travel and transport has grown significantly

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    ENGINES | TECHNOLOGY
    Large Jet Engines: Power With Fuel Eficiency
    By Anil Chopra

    NASA indicates that with advanced aerodynamics, structures and geared turbofans, fuel savings of up to 50 per cent by 2025, is possible and up to 60 per cent by 2030

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    ENGINES | PUREPOWER
    Pratt & Whitney PurePower Engines
    By Sukhchain Singh

    The Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine introduced dramatic improvements in propulsive efficiency and noise reduction

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    MRO | TECHNOLOGY
    Digital Twins in Aerospace – A Paradigm Shift
    By Sukhchain Singh

    Using a digital twin, engineers can accurately determine the life of structural components and this information can be used to improve performance, generate savings or increase operational flexibility

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    TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATIONS
    Human Flight, Not a Mere Adventure Sport
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Gravity Industries’ Jet Suit is constantly testing and working on expanding its usage commercially, medically and to further greater flight capabilities

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    END | NOTE
    Indian Airline Industry on the Road to Recovery
    By B.K. Pandey

    Around two months after the imposition of total lockdown for three weeks commencing March 23, 2020, domestic flights albeit with much reduced frequency, were permitted to operate

  • NEWS BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Launch of FlyBig – A Regional Airline

    On January 3 this year, India welcomed a new low-cost regional carrier FlyBig that undertook its inaugural flight on that day from Indore to Ahmedabad.

  • NEWS BRIEF | AIRLINE FINANCE
    More Airline Failures Ahead: Al Baker

    The Chief of Qatar Airways group Akbar Al Baker predicts more airline failures are in the horizon, as carriers get complacent about recovery prospects.

  • NEWS BRIEF | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Employment in US Airlines Dips to Lowest Level

    As per data from the US government, scheduled airlines cut around 37,000 jobs in the one-month period ending mid-October 2020, bringing the sector’s employment to the lowest level in at least 30 years.

  • NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Impact of Covid-19 on Indian Aviation Sector

    The COVID-19 Pandemic had a massive impact on the Indian aviation sector in 2020. The government also had to extend the deadline for submitting bids for Air India five times during the year.

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    NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Embraer E190 Operating with Myanmar Airways

    On December 21 last year, Myanmar Airways International’s (MAI) first Embraer E190 commenced operations from Yangon. In addition, MAI’s second E190 arrived in the country on December 23, 2020.

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    NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    ATR Delivers Turboprop Regional Freighter to FedEx

    ATR’s CEO Stefano Bortoli has hailed a “defining moment” for the company as FedEx Express took delivery of its first purposebuilt turboprop regional freighter.

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    NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Six Boeing 777 Freighters for China Airlines

    China Airlines has becomes the 20th operator of the twin-aisle freighter. The company’s Chairman Hsieh Su-Chien stated: “Air cargo demand has risen in light of the global pandemic...

  • NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Interups Withdraws From Race for Air India

    Laxmi Prasad, founder of Interups, a company based in the United States, has backed out from submitting a bid for Air India citing legal complications.

  • NEWS BRIEF | REGULATORY AFFAIRS
    FAA to Reform New Airplane Safety Approvals

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said that it would reform the procedure of certifying new airplanes in line with legislation passed by Congress after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people.

  • NEWS BRIEF | REGULATORY AFFAIRS
    Indian Carriers Not to Fly Chinese Nationals

    As a retaliatory move against China over its not-so-subtle move to bar Indians from flying into the country, India has informally asked all the airlines to not fly in Chinese nationals.

  • NEWS BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    International Airport in Noida

    Development work on the Noida International Greenfield Airport is progressing as scheduled. The first flight from the upcoming airport in Jewar is expected to take off by December 2023 or January 2024.

  • NEWS BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    BIAL Won’t Make Both Runways CAT III B-Compliant

    Here is another casualty of COVID-19. The dip in air traffic movement due to the pandemic has resulted in the Bangalore International Airport Limited operator of the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), shelving its plans...

  • NEWS BRIEF
    Appointments

    Safran has made changes in the functions and responsibilities in respect of members of the Executive Committee; On January 15, 2021, The Board of Directors of Boeing Company announced the election of Lynne Doughtie as...

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    Editor’s Note
    By B.K. Pandey, Editor

    The global civil aviation industry is embarked on innovation and technological advancements to radically transform the norms of air travel in 2021