Aero India 2015

ISSUE FEATURES

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    LEAD STORY
    Need to do more: Prime Minister Modi

    We are reforming our defence procurement policies and procedures. There would be a clear preference for equipment manufactured in India.

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    SPECIAL REPORT
    Separate ‘Make in India’ Policy for Defence?

    The Union Minister of Defence, Manohar Parrikar today categorically stated that the government ‘has not finalised positively or negatively’ the French multi medium role combat aircraft (MMRCA) – Rafale.

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    SHOW REPORT
    India’s Tejas Era Begins

    On display here at Aero India 2015, you couldn’t have missed the static display of the LCA Tejas, India’s light fighter. Unlike the LCA that enthralled Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural flying display yesterday...

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    SHOW REPORT
    Indo-Brazilian AEW&C to Enter IAF Service

    The quietness of this aircraft belies the enormous interest it has evoked in the regional market already. It’s return to Aero India this year is, therefore, no big surprise.

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    SPECIAL REPORT
    Future Aircraft: Low Observable Progress?

    Plenty about the Indian aerospace scene perplexes analysts and observers. Examples are plentiful. One of them is activity in the stealth aircraft area, where India has the distinction — it's arguable what sort of distinction — of working on two separate and comparable stealth combat aircraft.

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    Boarding Pass Soon on Your Mobile

    You are in a hurry and have forgotten to carry a print out of your air ticket/boarding pass. Not to worry. The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru will be the first airport in the country soon to allow passengers into the terminal using their mobile phones. It is environment-friendly by going paperless.

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    SHOW REPORT
    Airbus A400M Refuels Two F-18 Fighters Simultaneously

    The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has further proved its credentials as a tanker by successfully demonstrating simultaneous air-to-air refuelling of two F/A-18 fighters.

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    RUAG Aerostructures partnership with TAL

    RUAG Aerostructures, a global supplier and integrator of Aerostructure components and TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd., a Tata Enterprise and a leading company in Commercial & Defence Aerospace manufacturing in India, entered into partnership for manufacturing and supply of aero structural components and sub-assemblies.

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    SHOW REPORT
    Rockwell Collins Next-gen Avionics Solutions for India’s Military Aviation

    As a leader in avionics products and systems, Rockwell Collins is strongly positioned to provide India civil and military operators with a host of new and upgraded avionics for a wide assortment of fixed wing aircraft and helicopter applications, as well as the rapidly growing market for “smarter” unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

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    SHOW REPORT
    Embraer Executive Jets Positive About India

    With the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, Embraer Executive Jets is positive about prospects for the aviation industry.

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    SHOW REPORT
    BEL Showcasing Wide-ranging Capabilities at Aero India 2015

    The Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) is participating in Asia’s premier airshow and exhibition, Aero India 2015 (February 18 to 22, 2015). BEL is showcasing its wide range of capabilities at Indoor Stall E.26 and outdoor display near Hall E.

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    NEW LAUNCH
    BizAvIndia launched at Aero India

    On the eve of Aero India 2015, SP Guide Publications and Business Aviation Operators Association (BAOA) launched ‘BizAvIndia’, a quarterly magazine which will focus on the challenges and opportunities of business aviation, a segment which has tremendous potential to grow.

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    CONFERENCE REPORT
    BizAvIndia Conference — Time to think Small

    Realising the neglect of the general and business aviation segment of the aviation sector, the Government of India is changing its focus and started thinking small (small aircraft), announced the Joint Secretary of Civil Aviation, G. Asok Kumar.

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    INDUSTRY INTERVIEW
    Gujarat Beckons Investments in Aviation

    The state of Gujarat has been a progressive one. It is taking active steps to develop all sectors, including aviation. The Director of Civil Aviation, Government of Gujarat, Captain Ajay Chauhan explains the steps the state is taking to network intra and inter-state.

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    India Aviation 2016 Dates Announced

    On the eve of Aero India 2015, SP Guide Publications and Business Aviation Operators Association (BAOA) launched ‘BizAvIndia’, a quarterly magazine which will focus on the challenges and opportunities of business aviation, a segment which has tremendous potential to grow.

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    SHOW NEWS
    Snecma and HAL to Create a Joint Venture and Build a New Production Facility in India

    Snecma (Safran), a leading manufacturer of aircraft engines, and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), a leading aerospace manufacturer...

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    SHOW NEWS
    Astra Microwave - ‘Make in India’ Partner for manufacture of Strategic Electronics

    Hyderabad based Astra Microwave Products Ltd. has posed itself as the manufacturing partner for foreign OEM’s looking to Make their Products in India and supplying to the swiftly increasing demands of defense forces in India for modern equipment.

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    IRKUT to Complete Su-30MKI Kit Deliveries to India in 2015

    IRKUT Corporation of Russia will complete deliveries of Su-30MKI aircraft kits to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) during 2015. In total, IRKUT Corporation will have successfully delivered 222 aircraft kits for assembly at (HAL) Nashik plant.

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    Israel Pavilion Displays Top-notch Technologies

    SIBAT — the International Defense Cooperation Directorate of the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) – is presenting various top-notch military and civil aviation technologies at the Israel National Pavilion. Air defense and airborne ISR technologies for the military sector – and avionics, communications, and airport technologies for the civilian market are the highlights.

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    SHOW NEWS
    Boeing Awards Titanium Forging Contract to India’s Bharat Forge

    Boeing announced it has signed a multi-year contract with Bharat Forge of India to supply titanium forgings for wing components for the Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX.

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    Parrot Uses Dassault Systemes’

    Dassault Systemes, the world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced that Parrot, developer and marketer of advanced technology wireless products for consumers and professionals, has used its Solidworks Industrial Design application to successfully design complex 3D shapes for a future line of drones.

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    SHOW NEWS
    BAE Systems’ Underscores Commitment to ‘Make in India’

    Encouraged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to ‘Make in India’, BAE Systems’ showcase at the tenth edition of Aero India extends its ‘Make in India’ commitment to a range of platforms and technologies.