SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 02-20

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    AIRPORTS | MODERNISATION
    Airport Privatisation & Modernisation
    By Satyendra Pandey

    As airport privatisation and modernisation continue, there is an urgent need to focus on driving additional efficiency from existing airports, opening new lowcost airports, encouraging airport competition, and focus on driving down costs while also comprehensively planning for the next fifty years

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    ENGINES | TECHNOLOGY
    Greener Skies: Engine Manufacturers’ Initiatives
    By Joseph Norona

    While environmental activists insist that the only way to reduce aviation emissions is to take some planes out of the sky, engine manufacturers are making concerted efforts to reduce fuel burn

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    ENGINES | BIOFUELS
    The Promise of Biofuels in Powering Air Travel
    By Joseph Norona

    The term Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is the name given to any advanced aviation biofuel for jet aircraft that is produced from a sustainable, renewable feedstock

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    AIRCRAFT | LEASING
    Aircraft Leasing and Finance
    By Zorawar Singh Jaiswal

    Aircraft financing is a big ticket activity which has seen an ascendency as aviation companies are buying additional aircraft

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    AIRCRAFT | TECHNOLOGY
    Are we at the Cusp of Supersonic Airliners?
    By Satyendra Pandey

    Air transport is witnessing a wave of innovations and one such development is the foray into supersonic flight

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    UNMANNED | DRONES
    Drones as the Future of Transport
    By Zorawar Singh Jaiswal & Isha Jaiswal

    With the advent of drones, things are set to become better and improve the quality of lives of millions of impatient people who inhabit the earth

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    TRAINING | OPPORTUNITIES
    Avenues for Holders of Commercial Pilot Licence
    By V.K. Verma

    As an investment in profession, piloting beats all other professions as the return on investment is very high and much faster

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    TRAINING | DIAMOND
    The Sole-source Flight Training Supplier
    By Rohit Goel

    Diamond Aircraft offers you time-saving and quality ensuring advantage of a single point of contact offering a complete, most modern fleet of jet fuel piston aircraft with the best flight training performance characteristics and safety record in the industry

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    END NOTE
    Boeing 777X Programme Forging Ahead
    By B.K. Pandey

    The Boeing 777X has been designed to bridge the gap between the Boeing 767 and the 747, the largest passenger jets

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE NEWS
    Ariana Afghan airlines to induct six new airliners

    Ariana Afghan Airlines, the national carrier of Afghanistan, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to purchase six new airliners. An order of this magnitude would effectively double the existing fleet of the airlines...

  • NEWS BRIEFS | AIRLINE FINANCE
    SpiceJet Q3FY20 results

    February 14 this year saw SpiceJet report its third-quarter results. The airline reported a profit of 78.2 crore, but the results warrant closer examination.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    NASA’s experimental X-59 Supersonic Jet

    NASA’s new experimental supersonic Xplane is on a fast track to flying. The plane, officially named X-59 QueSST in 2018 and often referred to as just X-59, was cleared for final assembly during a critical design review in 2019.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Predictions for Southeast Asia aviation market

    As per Boeing, airlines in South East Asia will need 4,500 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at $710 billion. Single-aisle airplanes continue to be the main driver of capacity growth in Southeast Asia.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Blended wing aircraft from Airbus

    Airbus has revealed the Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls (MAVERIC), its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Possible new Embraer Turboprop

    Boeing appears to be watching with some interest, a new turboprop being developed by its likely future joint venture partner Embraer. “Boeing is familiar with the current Embraer study for development of a new turboprop,” a Boeing spokesperson said.

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    NEWS BRIEFS | REGULATORY AFFAIRS
    A330-800 receives joint EASA and FAA type certification

    The Airbus A330-800 has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States of America.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | REGULATORY AFFAIRS
    Return to service of Boeing 737 MAX

    Boeing has confirmed that it does not expect the 737 MAX to return to service before the middle of 2020. In a statement released on January 21, the company cautioned that this time-line is only an estimate and return...

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    NEWS BRIEFS | BUSINESS AND GENERAL AVIATION
    Air Taxis in Asia

    Bell has partnered with a major Japanese airline and infrastructure provider to bring on-demand aerial mobility to Japan, while Airbus is working with Singapore’s national aviation authority, CAAS, toward a similar goal.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Infrastructure expansion at Bengaluru airport

    The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) handled 33.65 million passengers during the calendar year 2019 as against 32.33 million in the previous year, registering a 4.1 per cent growth.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Union budget proposes 100 new airports by 2024

    The government’s Udan scheme is aimed at making air travel affordable, improving regional connectivity and developing regional airports.

  • NEWS BRIEFS | TECHNOLOGY
    Creating jet fuel from water

    German scientists and business leaders are working to create what they hope will be the first viable market for a carbon-neutral version of the kerosene that already powers most modern aircraft.

  • NEWS BRIEFS
    Appointments

    On February 26, 2020, Boeing named Susan Doniz as the company’s Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Data Analytics, effective in May this year.

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

    In today’s dynamic digital age, where information is very fluid and fastchanging, grabbing and retaining attention of the readers is a constant challenge for the publications. SP Guide Publications, the publisher of SP’s AirBuz, has always stayed ahead of the curve and has evolved with changing times and requirements.