SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 1-2022

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    INDUSTRY | RECOVERY
    Asian Recovery The Long Road Back
    By Byron Bohlman

    The numbers are still sobering. Although overall traffic volumes remain significantly depressed compared to prepandemic levels, the recent relaxation of some border restrictions are welcome moves towards the restoration of international air travel in the region.

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    INDUSTRY | REVIEW
    Looking Back at India’s Civil Aviation Industry in 2021
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Amid relief, expectations, corona variant fluctuation, new schemes, changes in the leadership, shifts in the airlines’ ecosystem, 2021 has been an active year for the Indian aviation industry

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    ENGINES | FUEL EFFICIENCY
    Large Jet Engines: Power with Fuel Efficiency
    By Anil Chopra

    The smart engine has a huge magnitude of computational power that supports improved engine efficiency and reduces fuel consumption

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    ENGINES | TECHNOLOGY
    Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines: The Latest Game Changer
    By Isha Jaiswal

    Pratt & Whitney GTF engines have achieved the reduction of carbon emissions by 20 per cent, reduction of noise footprint by 75 per cent as also reduction in maintenance costs

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    AIRLINES | ACQUISITIONS
    Tata Completes Air India Take Over
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The transaction covers three entities –Air India, Air India Express and AI SATS

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    FLIGHT SAFETY | 5G ROLLOUT
    FAA, 5G & Aviation Safety in the US
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    FAA clears an estimated 90 per cent of the US commercial aircraft fleet for most low-visibility approaches in 5G deployment

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    SHOW PREVIEW | SAS 2022
    Ready For Take-off, Again!
    By Rohit Goel

    The first major airshow of 2022, Singapore Airshow will open its door from February 15-18 this year. Asia’s largest and most influential aviation exhibition commences in-person participation again, but this year will be slightly different from previous years

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    FINALLY
    Battling Environmental Pollution
    By B.K. Pandey

    A major advantage of switching over to SAF is that it will not require any technical modifications in the existing fleet of aircraft thus obviating the need for fresh investment

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    NEWS BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Airbus, Qatar Airways Conflict Escalates with A321neo Order Termination

    The first of 50 A321neo was set to be delivered in the second quarter of the year.

  • NEWS BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Air India Plane Flies Over the Hindu Kush Mountains

    Since the closure of Afghanistan’s airspace, Air India operates flights from to Western countries through the Hindu Kush route cutting flight time by one hour and saving five tonnes of fuel.

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    NEWS BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Jet Airways to Resume Domestic Operations by 2022

    Jet Airways will restart domestic operations by the first quarter of 2022 and short haul international flights by the last quarter of next year, Jalan Kalrock Consortium (JKC), the winning bidder for the grounded airline, stated.

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    NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Boeing to Hike 777 Output to Three Per Month

    In response to heightened demand for airliners, Boeing plans to increase production of its 777 in 2022 from two to three aircraft per month.

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    NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Azorra Places Order for 20 Embraer E2 Aircraft

    Azorra, a Florida-based aircraft leasing company specialising in executive, regional and crossover aircraft, has signed an agreement with Embraer to acquire 20 new E2 family aircraft, plus a further 30 purchase rights.

  • NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Impact of Omicron on the Civil Aviation Industry

    Amid the rising COVID-19 cases across the country, airline companies are bearing the most losses, as people are getting cautious of traveling and the ones who booked their air tickets are now re-scheduling their travel plans.

  • NEWS BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    A Surge in Demand for Air Cargo

    Over the past three years, Boeing has fallen well behind Airbus in orders and deliveries of passenger airliners, yet remains the king of the airfreight world.

  • NEWS BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Airports to be Sold to Private Firms in Next Three Years

    The Minister of State for Civil Aviation V.K. Singh in a reply to the Lok Sabha said on December 9, 2021 that the central government was planning to privatise a total of 25 civil airports in the country in the period 2022 to 2025...

  • NEWS BRIEF | BUSINESS AVIATION
    First Business Jet A220-100 Carries Out Maiden Flight

    In December last year, Airbus had conducted the first flight of a business jet variant of its A220-100, which the aerospace major has branded as the Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) Two Twenty.

  • NEWS BRIEF | BUSINESS AVIATION
    Impact of COVID-19 on Charter Flight Operators

    The ban by the Election Commission (EC) on rallies in poll-bound states since January 8, 2022 due to COVID-19, has hit the business of charter flight operators.

  • NEWS BRIEF | MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OVERHAUL (MRO)
    New Partnership in MRO Industry

    As evidence of the long-lasting business and reliability of the two companies, a new partnership agreement was signed between FL Technics, a global independent MRO service provider and SETAERO, a leading organisation...

  • NEWS BRIEF
    Appointments

    On January 21, 2022, Vikram Dev Dutt IAS assumed charge as Chairman and Managing Director of Air India Limited.
    Emmanuel Bornand who joined Bombardier in 2008, will take over the role of Vice President, Sales, Europe, Russia, CIS, Middle East and Africa.

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

    Clear skies seem to be a bit more far in sight for the aviation industry as the variants of the virus continue to keep the situation uncertain