SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 05-18

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    OEM | ACQUISITION
    Exciting Times: Alpha Bravo Collins
    By Jayant Baranwal

    United Technologies’ acquisition of Rockwell Collins is one of the largest acquisitions and mergers in the history of aerospace world. This acquisition brings together Rockwell Collins alongwith UTC Aerospace Systems to create Collins Aerospace Systems.

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    EXCLUSIVE
    MRO | INTERVIEW
    “There have been some serious challenges threatening our very survival and these continue till date. The most important of these is survival at airports.”

    Ravi S. Menon, Executive Director, Air Works India, spoke to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s AirBuz, about the company.

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    ENVIRONMENT | IATA
    A Major Step Forward for CORSIA
    By Alexandre de Juniac

    CORSIA is of vital importance to airlines as it is the means by which we can keep our commitment to carbon neutral growth (CNG) from 2020 by capping our net emissions

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | OPERATIONS
    ANA BA Division Takes Off
    By B.K. Pandey

    On October 30 this year, the leading Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA), inaugurated its Business Aviation arm with the launch of a pair of business jets, the HA-420 HondaJet

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    ENGINE | TECHNOLOGY
    Engine Design to Address Environmental Concerns
    By Zorawar Singh Jaiswal

    The way the cost of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) is escalating, there is a need to look for alternative sources of energy or for designing engines with better efficiency.

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    ENGINE | PRATT & WHITNEY
    PurePower PW800 – A Profile
    By A.K. Sachdev

    Keeping in view optimum fuel efficiency, emerging environmental concerns and regulatory provisions, P&WC began working on the future-looking PW800 series in July 2008 when it launched the PurePower PW800 engine

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    TECHNOLOGY | GREEN ENGINES
    Time is Running Out to Go Green!
    By Joseph Noronha

    The vast majority of scientists believe that global warming is real, that human activity causes it and that slashing carbon emissions is now an urgent imperative.

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    DRONES | POLICY
    India Declares Drone Policy
    By Rohit Srivastava

    With the much awaited policy on operation of unmanned air systems (UAS) declared, the Indian aviation sector has entered a new era

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    DRONES | REGULATIONS
    The Need to Regulate Drones in India
    By Sai Pattabiram

    The over five lakh civilian drones operating illegally in India should be regularised and integrated into the ecosystem to ensure success of the new Drone Policy

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    ATC | RCS
    Technology Upgrade for Sustainable RCS
    By CNS Team, AAI

    In order to make sure that the airports under Airports Authority of India can accommodate the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), mobile Air Traffic Control towers are set to be purchased to meet the infrastructure requirements for RCS

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    TRAINING | OEM
    Pratt & Whitney Launches Industry Capability Enhancement Programme

    Pratt & Whitney launched its Industry Capability Enhancement programme to support medium and small scale enterprises serving global aerospace majors through precision manufacturing and highly specialised engineering services from India.

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    FINALLY
    Growth without Compromising Air Safety
    By B.K. Pandey

    The government has finally decided to confront with determination, the escalating problem of air safety in the Indian civil aviation industry

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Tata Group Seeks to Buy Jet Airways

    Jet Airways, which has been facing turbulence from rising oil prices and a depreciating rupee and is struggling even to pay salaries, is now facing a takeover bid by the Tata Group.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Code-Share Agreement Between Vistara and British Airways

    In early September this year, Tata-SIA joint venture airlines Vistara and British Airways have signed a code-share agreement expanding on their existing interline partnership.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE FINANCE
    SpiceJet First Quarter FY2018-19 Results

    In August this year, SpiceJet, declared its first quarter results for the fiscal year 2018- 2019. Much like its rival IndiGo, it was a result that reflected the ongoing weakness in the market and was below expectations.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Jet Airways Posts Heavy Losses in Q1

    At the end of August this year, Jet Airways said it will seek capital infusion and sell the stake in its loyalty programme after reporting a net loss of 13.26 billion in the April-June quarter (Q1) of 2018-19.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Second Quarter Financial Results of IndiGo

    The second quarter financial results of the fiscal year 2018-2019 declared by IndiGo, reveals a net loss of 652.1 crore and highlights the challenges facing Indian aviation.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE FINANCE
    For Long Haul, Jet ‘Must Go Low-Cost’

    Airline analysts and the founder of the country’s first low-cost airline have said that the full-service carrier Jet Airways should consider going the low-cost way for its sustenance.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Challenging Year for Qatar Air

    A loss of about £53 million for the financial year ending March 31, 2018 was reported by Qatar Airways following what the airline is calling the “most challenging year” in its 20-year history.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Air Cargo Business of Indian Carriers

    Not only passenger traffic, but air cargo traffic is also growing at a brisk pace for Indian carriers. As per the DGCA, domestic air cargo that was about seven lakh tonnes in 2017-18, grew at about nine per cent year-on-year...

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Boeing delivers its 2,000th airplane to China

    Boeing delivered its 2,000th airplane to a Chinese operator, a 737 MAX for Xiamen Airlines. The milestone and the pace at which it was reached reflect the accelerating growth in the world’s largest commercial aviation market.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    India’s Domestic Air Passenger Traffic

    As per the DGCA, India’s domestic air passenger traffic grew by 17.17 per cent in August 2018. During the month, 1.13 crore passengers were ferried by domestic airlines, up from 96.90 lakh in August 2017.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Airvan 10 from Mahindra Aerospace for Botswana

    End August, 2018, Mahindra Aerospace signed with Botswana’s Major Blue Air Ltd as its first worldwide customer for its FAA certified 10-seater turboprop aircraft, the Airvan 10.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Need for Improvement in Airside Infrastructure

    Speaking at the International Aviation Summit in New Delhi, Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA), called on the Indian government to address on priority...

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Shortage of Parking Space Plagues Air Deccan

    The scheduled commuter airline, Air Deccan, which is now owned by Ahmedabad-based firms GSEC Aviation and Monarch Networth Capital, had launched its services in Maharashtra last year.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | REGIONAL AVIATION
    Progress of UDAN Scheme

    The UDAN scheme launched in June 2016 has been hailed by the Government as a game-changer. The intent of the scheme is to connect un-served and under-served airports across the country in an affordable manner...

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    NEWS BRIEFS | REGIONAL AVIATION
    First 90-Seat Bombardier Q400 Inducted into SpiceJet

    In September this year, low-cost carrier SpiceJet has taken delivery of Bombardier’s first 90-seat Q400 turbo-prop regional aircraft.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | TECHNOLOGY
    Single-Pilot Passenger Aircraft

    The American aerospace giant Boeing is actively working on technology that would remove the need for two pilots in the cockpit of its passenger jets.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | TECHNOLOGY
    Collaboration Between Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics

    Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have agreed on a strategic collaboration for an initial ten-year period, to combine their highly complementary market-leading services to offer broadband in-flight connectivity...

  • NEWS BRIEFS
    Appointments

    Air BP’s Global Operations Standards Manager, Olivia Stone, has been elected as the Council Chair of the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), the first female Chair in JIG’s 50-year history.

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

    The biggest aviation event in recent times was United Technologies Corp. announcing the completion of its acquisition of Rockwell Collins and the formation of Collins Aerospace through the combination of UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins.