SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 3-2022

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    INDUSTRY | FORECAST
    Travellers to Reach 4 Billion in 2024: IATA
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Excluding the deeper impact of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the passenger number is expected to exceed the pre-COVID-19 levels in the next two years

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    AIRLINE | ACQUISITION
    Air India to acquire AirAsia India
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The Competition Commission of India approved acquisition of entire shareholding in AirAsia India by Air India.

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    AIRLINE | INTERVIEW
    EXCLUSIVE
    A Rising Star

    Captain Simran Singh Tiwana, CEO, Star Air talks to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s AirBuz about the journey of the airline with their future plans and his outlook on travel in India

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    SUSTAINABILITY | PRATT & WHITNEY
    Shaping the Future of Sustainable Aviation
    By Ashmita Sethi, President and Country Head, Pratt & Whitney

    Our commitment to powering sustainable aviation is demonstrated by our investments in new technology, materials and products that consume less fuel through increased engine efficiency, including hybrid-electric technology

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    ENGINES | TECHNOLOGY
    Emerging Trends in Aero Engine Technologies
    By Joseph Noronha

    Since most aviation emissions are at high altitudes where they intensify the warming impact and since aviation emissions are among the fastest growing, the industry is under immense pressure to decarbonise

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    AIRLINER | TRENDS
    Next Generation Airliners
    By B.K. Pandey

    The focus of the global airline industry for the next generation airliners will be on technologies that will enhance not only operating efficiency of airliners, but will strive to achieve near zero levels of emission

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    AIRLINER | TECHNOLOGY
    Single Crew Airliner — Dynamics
    By Anil Chopra

    Undoubtedly, to switch to single crew airliner will mean significant operating cost savings while still maintaining safety levels similar to conventional two-pilot commercial operations would be essential

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    SHOW REPORT | DRONE FESTIVAL 2022
    Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022
    By Ayushe Chaudhary

    Inaugurated by the Prime Minister of the nation, India’s biggest drone festival becomes a beacon for India’s march towards becoming a drone hub by 2030

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    SHOW REPORT | WINGS INDIA 2022
    Global Aviation Summit
    By Ayushe Chaudhary

    The global aviation summit created a platform for key industrial discussions that covered a wide array of topics pertaining to the aviation industry

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    FINALLY
    Future of Seaplane Services in India
    By B.K. Pandey

    Whether India will figure as a major operator of seaplane services, will finally depend on the determination with which the government handles this segment of the civil aviation industry

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    NEWS BRIEF
    Newest Indian Carrier’s Aircraft is Ready
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Akasa Air, India’s newest airline released the “first look” photographs of its aircraft from Boeing production facility in Portland as it gets ready for delivery.

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    NEWS BRIEF
    Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce India Receives Honorary British Award by Her Majesty The Queen

    Kishore Jayaraman, President – India and South Asia for Rolls-Royce, has received an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen. He received the award for services to international trade and investment, with a key focus on promotion of India-UK trade.

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    NEWS BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Jet Airways to Resume Operations

    Jet Airways will take to the skies once again, after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) granted it a revalidated Air Operator Certificate (AOC) on May 22, 2022, allowing the airline to resume commercial flight operations.

  • NEWS BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Boeing Discontinues Support for Russian Airlines

    Boeing has suspended support of Russian airlines operating its products, including spare parts sales and engineering services, adding to previously announced pauses affecting its Russian and Ukrainian operations...

  • NEWS BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    China Eastern Airlines Restart Using Boeing 737-800 Plane After March Crash

    On March 21, 2022, Flight MU5735, which was en route from Kunming to Guangzhou, crashed in the mountains of Guangxi killing 123 passengers and nine crew members in mainland China’s deadliest aviation disaster in 28 years.

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    NEWS BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi

    The Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi was the world’s second busiest airport in March this year in terms of the total number of domestic and international flights handled, said Official Airline Guide (OAG), a global travel data provider, in its recent report.

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    NEWS BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Flight Training Academy at Lilabari Airport in Assam

    The first flight training academy in the North East was inaugurated at Lilabari airport in Assam’s Lakhimpur district on April 19, 2022.

  • NEWS BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Renaming and Development of New Airports

    A proposal has been received by the central government with regard to renaming thirteen airports in the country and the cabinet has to make the decision in this regard.

  • NEWS BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Government Aims to Have 220 Airports by 2025

    The Government of India has set a target of increasing the number of airports in the country from 140 to 220 by 2025.

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    NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Indigenous Dornier on First Commercial Flight

    On April 12, 2022, a Dornier 228, the first Made-in-India transport aircraft began its commercial operations with a maiden flight from Dibrugarh in Assam to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh.

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    NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    India Will Need 2,210 Planes in Next 20 Years: Airbus

    Backed by the buoyant aviation market, India will require 2,210 new aircraft over the next 20 years and that fleet could comprise 1,770 new small and 440 medium and large aircraft, Head of Airline Marketing India and South Asia, Airbus, Brent McBratney said.

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    NEWS BRIEF | REGULATORY AFFAIRS
    New EASA Rules Give Airlines Option to Carry Less Fuel

    The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published a regulatory change which will allow airlines to reduce the amount of fuel carried for diversions and delays.

  • NEWS BRIEF
    Appointments

    Pratt & Whitney named Rick Deurloo President of its Commercial Engines business. On May 12, 2022, Tata Sons announced the appointment of Campbell Wilson as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Air India.

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

    There is a pressing need for the entire aviation industry to work together for environment protection and sustainability for a net-zero carbon emission by 2050