SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 6-2021

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    ENGINES | ENVIRONMENT
    Pratt & Whitney introduces GTF Advantage
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The GTF Advantage engine will be available for A320neo family aircraft starting in January 2024

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    INDUSTRY | TRENDS
    Middle East Aviation - Adapting to a Changing Landscape
    By Byron Bohlman

    The migration to fleets of more fuel-efficient and versatile aircraft is underway with Emirates moving to a simplified fleet of smaller airplanes, Qatar Airways embracing the smaller-jet philosophy and Etihad Airways positioning itself as a mid-size carrier

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    INDUSTRY | TRENDS
    Post COVID-19 — Recovery of the Indian Aviation Sector
    By Isha Jaiswal

    The aviation sector has to be more careful than ever before as it shoulders the responsibility of safe and sustainable travel for all concerned

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    INDUSTRY | MRO
    Post Covid-19 — Aviation MRO Trends
    By Sukhchain Singh

    The need for agility is now more obvious in MRO and the use of digital technology from data collection and tracking to supply-chain analysis is the most effective way to implement these changes and improvements

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    AIRLINER | BOEING 777X
    Boeing 777X: The Largest and Most Efficient Twin-Engine Jet
    By Anil Chopra

    The new Boeing 777X is claimed to be the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet

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    ENGINES | TRENDS
    Large Commercial Engines – Big is Beautiful
    By Joseph Noronha

    The airline industry strives to reduce emissions through a combination of technology, operational improvements and the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

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    AIRPORT | NOIDA INTERNATIONAL
    Catering for Future Growth
    By Anil Chopra

    Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has claimed the Noida airport will be Asia’s largest and will generate employment opportunities for more than one lakh people

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    END | NOTE
    SpiceJet in the Dock
    By B.K. Pandey

    Finding a total lack of bona fide defence for the airline, the Madras High Court turned down the appeal by SpiceJet against its order passed in December 2021

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    NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Embraer at Selangor Aviation Show

    Making its appearance in November this year at the first edition of the Selangor Aviation Show was Embraer’s E195-E2, the world’s most efficient and sustainable single-aisle jet.

  • NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Embraer Foresees Demand for Commercial Jets

    In its 2021 market outlook Embraer foresees a demand in Malaysia for 60 aircraft under 150 seats capacity in the next ten years to spur regional connectivity.

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    NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Atlas Air Worldwide Purchases Four Boeing 777 Freighters

    Boeing and Atlas Air Worldwide announced an order for four 777 Freighters. The order, placed in December, rounds out a record-setting 2021 for Boeing’s freighter family including new-production and converted models.

  • NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Airbus, Boeing and ATR Each See Orders for Airliners from African Carriers

    Three African carriers announced orders for new aircraft at the recent Dubai Airshow demonstrating confidence in the region’s potential for the growth of air-traffic.

  • NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Boeing Bounces Back in India with Order for 737 Max by Akasa Air

    Indian start-up carrier Akasa Air has ordered 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at the recently held Dubai Airshow, marking a significant win for the manufacturer in an area of the single-aisle market currently heavily dominated by Airbus.

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    NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    China Clears the Way for Return of Boeing 737 MAX

    China’s civil aviation regulator has issued an airworthiness directive clearing the way for Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft to return to flight operations in China after three years.

  • NEWS BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Centre Planning for Greenfield Airport at Puri

    On November 22, 2021, Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the Centre was planning a Greenfield airport at Puri and Phase-II expansion of Jharsuguda Airport apart from making two more small airports...

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    NEWS BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Five Drone Schools to be set up in Madhya Pradesh

    On December 11 this year, speaking at the Drone Fair organised at the Madhav Institute of Technology and Science Gwalior, the Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said that five schools dedicated to drone technology will be set up in Madhya Pradesh.

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    NEWS BRIEF | BUSINESS AVIATION
    Textron Completes First Flight of Beechcraft Denali

    Textron Aviation’s Beechcraft Denali completed its first test flight on November 23, 2021, crossing the latest milestone on the company’s track to make it the first “modern Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)-controlled turboprop” powered by GE Aviation’s Catalyst engine.

  • NEWS BRIEF | BUSINESS AVIATION
    AEA Report Shows Increase in Business and General Aviation Avionics Sales

    Total global sales of business and general aviation aircraft electronics systems during the first nine months of the year increased to $1,761,553,466.94 or more than $1.7 billion for companies participating in the Aircraft...

  • NEWS BRIEF | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Promotion of UDAN Scheme

    On November 22 this year, online travel services firm MakeMyTrip said it will partner with the Ministry of Civil Aviation to promote regional air connectivity through the UDAN scheme.

  • NEWS BRIEF | AIR SAFETY
    Boeing 737 MAX Safety Oversight

    The current and former Directors of Boeing have reached a $237.5 million proposed settlement with shareholders to settle a lawsuit over the safety oversight of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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

    The airline industry in the Middle East has developed into a thriving industry in the civil aviation sector with major hubs located at Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi