SP's AirBuz - ISSUE No 03-18

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    EXCLUSIVE
    COVER STORY | INTERVIEW
    ‘Our Focus is on Exceptional Customer Service’

    In a candid interview Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer, Vistara talks to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief of SP’s AirBuz.

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    INDUSTRY | AIRLINER
    Boeing-Embraer Joint Venture Targeting Airbus-Bombardier: Continuation of Cosy Duopoly
    By Sukhchain Singh

    The Boeing-Embraer announcement confirms the strong market potential in the 100 to 150 seat category

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    INDUSTRY | TECHNOLOGY
    Next Generation Airliners
    By A.K. Sachdev

    Airbus and Boeing have dominated the single-aisle narrow body space since the 1990s although their names and component companies have changed several times since then

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    ENVIRONMENT | UPDATES
    Aviation Related Environmental Initiatives
    By Anil Chopra

    Aviation related Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions are currently approximately two per cent of the global Greenhouse Gas emissions and growing with growth in aviation

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | INDUSTRY
    Civil Aircraft Manufacture for UDAN: ‘Make In India’
    By Sukhchain Singh

    In India a long term vision on how to develop civil aircraft manufacturing industry is sadly lacking

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | RCS
    Reaching for the Remote
    By Joseph Noronha

    The government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi came up with the UDAN scheme with the aim of taking aviation to the remote regions and smaller cities of the country.

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | AIRCRAFT
    COMAC C919 – Emerging Challenge to Existing Players
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    The C919 is set to significantly change the narrow-body airliner segment in the next three years or so when its deliveries commence

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    TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION
    Are Flying Cars the future of Indian Aviation?
    By Arpita Kala

    From Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha endorsing Flying Rickshaws to IIT-Kanpur- VTOL Aviation India’s 15 crore collab to make flying cars, SP’s AirBuz separates facts from fiction.

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    TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION
    “Jayant Sinha’s ‘Drone Rickshaw’ is a Possibility Only in a Smart City”
    By Arpita Kala

    Co-founder of PigeonIS, Dewang Gala, talks using drone technology to replace manual labour and civil aviation ministry’s drone policy

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    SHOW PREVIEW | FIA 2018
    All the deals and developments coming to Farnborough Airshow
    By Arpita Kala

    The week-long biennial event, being held from 16-22 July, is the perfect opportunity for veterans as well as newbies in the aerospace field. Over 1,500 trade exhibitors, 150 aircraft and 150,000 trade and public visitors are expected to visit the show this time

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    FINALLY
    Privatisation of Civil Airports
    By B.K. Pandey

    The Indian civil aviation industry is one segment of business that has registered an impressive rate of growth since its liberalisation

  • NEWS BRIEFS
    Appointments

    Aerion, the leader in supersonic flight, has appointed Roger Noble as Vice President of Sales for the Eastern United States, CFM International has appointed Jean-Marc Domergue as Vice President of Contracts, replacing Sharyn Cones and...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Shortage of Pilots

    Although shortage of pilots in the recent past has adversely affected Regional Aviation in the US, in the Middle East, the largest airline Emirates, had to ground 18 per cent of its fleet. Emirates had to also reduce pilot staffing on long-haul flights.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Code-Share Agreement Between Jet Airways and AeroMexico

    Jet Airways and AeroMexico have announced a code-share agreement between the two carriers. The code-share agreement will see Jet Airways affixing its “9W” code on flights operated by AeroMexico from London to Mexico’s capital city.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Investment in Vistara by Singapore Airlines

    Vistara is a joint venture between Tata Sons and SIA, in which the Singapore-based carrier holds 49 per cent. “The partnership with Vistara has proved mutually beneficial for both parties.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    Airbus A380 for All Nippon Airways

    Japan’s first customer for the Airbus A380, All Nippon Airways (ANA), saw the first of the three it has ordered, make its debut at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse recently as the aircraft...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE NEWS
    No Bids Received for Air India Stake Sale

    In a major setback to the Air India disinvestment process, the government said no initial bids were received for the proposed strategic stake sale of the debt-laden airlines by the deadline on May 31, 2018.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Analysis of Indigo’s Fourth Quarter Results : FY 2017-18

    Indigo’s fourth quarter results were far below expectations, reflecting the intensely competitive market, somewhat irrational market as also Indigo’s challenges as it continues on its path of growth.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE FINANCE
    Jet Airways Registers Loss in Fourth Quarter FY 2017-18

    Jet Airways slipped to 10.40 billion net loss in the fourth quarter of FY 2018 on rising costs and sharp fall in other incomes.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | AIRLINE FINANCE
    GoAir Moderates Growth Plans

    Low cost carrier GoAir has revised its plans for growth owing to rising fuel price, troubles with new plane engines and shortage of pilots.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    First Commercial Flight Lands in Arunachal Pradesh

    In the third week of May this year, Arunachal Pradesh has been put on the aviation map of the country with the state’s first commercial flight, carrying Chief Minister Pema Khandu and 24 other passengers...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    KIA Records Growth in FY 2017-18

    The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) at Bengaluru clocked an all-time record of traffic of 26.91 million passengers during the financial year 2017-18, a 17.6 per cent growth over the previous fiscal year.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    A More Efficient Nagpur Airport

    The Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) will implement common use passenger processing solutions for check-in, boarding and baggage tracking from SITA.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    KIA Adjudged Best Regional Airport in India, Central Asia

    The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has won this year’s SKYTRAX Award for Best Regional Airport in India and Central Asia.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INFRASTRUCTURE
    Helipads for Bengaluru City

    On March 8, this year, the city of Bengaluru got the country’s first heli-taxi service, which flies between Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and Electronics City.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Boeing-Embraer Strategic Partnership

    The two global aerospace majors Boeing of the US and Embraer of Brazil have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a strategic partnership to form a joint venture consisting of the commercial aircraft...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    SpiceJet’s $12.5 Billion Deal with Safran for Aircraft Engines

    On March 10 this year, no-frills airline SpiceJet inked a $12.5 billion (81,000 crore) deal with the Safran Group of France for CFM aircraft engines.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    First Boeing 787-10 for Singapore Airlines

    In the last week of March this year, Boeing delivered the first 787-10 to the launch customer Singapore Airlines. Singapore airlines has configured the first Boeing 787 in a two-class arrangement with 36 Business Class and 301 Economy Class seats.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Embraer 175s for American Airlines

    Embraer has announced a firm order valued at $705 million for 15 E175 jets from American Airlines. Combined with the airline’s three previous orders for E175 aircraft, American Airlines now has an order for 89 E175 aircraft.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Embraer E190-E2 Completes First Revenue Flight

    In the last week of April this year, Embraer’s brand new E190-E2 completed its first revenue flight with launch customer Widerøe.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF | INDUSTRY NEWS
    Jet Airways to Buy 75 Boeing 737 MAX Jets

    In the first week of April this year, Jet Airways entered into an agreement to buy 75 Boeing 737 MAX narrow-body jets, worth $8.8 billion, to meet passenger demand which has shown no sign of abating after years of growth.

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

    A major event in the recent past that will have far reaching implications for the global civil aviation industry is a deal for partnership between the US aerospace giant Boeing and the renowned Brazilian aerospace major Embraer to set up a joint venture in which the former will hold a stake of 80 per cent and the remaining 20 per cent will be the share for the latter.