That the Indian civil aviation sector is gathering momentum and racing towards becoming the third largest civil aviation market is well-known. However, while the ecosystem is getting created by different stakeholders, there still exists a huge gap in information on the sector.
Airbus today forecast that Indian carriers will require 1,290 new passenger aircraft valued at $190 billion between now and 2032 to satisfy surging annual demand. Indian annual passenger traffic growth rates of 8.6 per cent are well above the regional Asia Pacific average growth rate of 6.1 per cent and the world average of 4.7 per cent.
Boeing projects demand for over 1,600 new airplanes in India over the next 20 years, valued at $205 billion. The company briefed its 20-year market outlook for the country today at India Aviation 2014, forecasting India’s commercial aviation fleet will grow more than five times in size.
Honeywell and Safran have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with GoAir, one of India’s leading low-cost carriers, to support the advancement of the EGTS electric taxiing system, a technology that can save airlines up to four per cent block fuel consumption per flight.
Italian designs stand out. At India Aviation, Hyderabad, among the two dozen aircraft on display, Piaggio Aero’s P.180 Avanti II gets noticed for its unique design and styling. And the aircraft is just not all about its innovative design, but performance.
Rolls-Royce, the global provider of integrated power systems and services to the aerospace civil and defence, marine and energy markets, is showcasing a Trent 1000 scale model at India Aviation.
Emteq, Incorporated in 1996, supplies innovative products supporting both line-fit and aftermarket programs in the commercial, executive, VIP, and military aviation markets working with OEMs, operators, and integrators.
Embraer Executive Jets has forecast that the business jet market would witness a mild growth in the next 10 years, putting the numbers at 9,250 private jets globally at $250 billion.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp’s G650, the gold standard in business jets, has set another city-pair record, this time between White Plains, New York and Mumbai, India in 13 hours and 49 minutes, taking the tally of records to 42, according to Roger Sperry, Regional Senior Vice President, International Sales, Gulfstream.
Honeywell Aerospace has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Air India enabling the airline to explore how Honeywell’s SmartRunway/SmartLanding software upgrade can help it increase safety, improve pilot situational awareness and lower cockpit workload across its Boeing 777 fleet.
JSC Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation, will discuss with its Indian partners joint projects for further modernisation of the Indian armed forces at the DEFEXPO India 2016 exhibition.
European aerospace giant Airbus will cooperate with the US ride-hailing service Uber Technologies to provide on-demand flights with its H125 and H130 helicopters, Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders said.
Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for 50 firm Embraer EJets E2 aircraft, with an additional 50 purchase rights, for an order announced by Embraer and Air Costa at the recently concluded Singapore Airshow. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018.
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), the government supported flight school based at Fursatganj, Uttar Pradesh, at Rae Bareilly, is only getting better with time. With a stall at India Aviation 2014 at Hyderabad, the Diretor of the flight school, Air Marshal (Retd) V.K. Verma, is all upbeat about the school and the transformation it is undergoing.
Whether you’re flying coach, first class or in the privacy of your business jet, we can all agree that comfort is first and foremost our highest priority when flying – besides safety, of course.
US-based Global Aviation announced at India Aviation that it would open an office in India in 2014 to facilitate aircraft transactions, ferry services, aircraft spares and evaluations.
Elite Simulation Solutions, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of advanced PC driven flight simulators for single/multi engine aircraft and helicopter is showcasing its products at India Aviation.
OIS AeroSpace (OIS-AS) recently announced its strategic relationship with Magnaghi Aeronautica of Italy for the SkyArrow platform and other aviation products as its OEM in India.
PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies group has designed uniquely shaped, lightweight glass windshields and side cockpit windows for the new Dassault Falcon 5X business jet that accentuate the cockpit’s aerodynamics and afford expansive visibility.