• Indian Aviation IT can play pivotal role in transformation

    ACCORDING to a recently-released report by CAPA and SITA, information technology and the use of analytics could be as important for an airline as an aircraft because it can drive a competitive business model by reducing costs, increasing efficiencies, enhancing the customer experience and generating new revenue streams.

    In the past IT was largely internally focused, supporting processes and functionality.

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  • Govt support for MRO India 2012

    The second edition of the show receives endorsement and support from the Ministry of Civil Aviation

    AFTER the Government provided some relief to the MRO industry in its Union Budget FY 2012-13, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has extended its endorsement and support for the forthcoming 2nd MRO India 2012 to be held during September 25 to 27 in Mumbai. Dr Nasim Zaidi, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation has issued a letter to encourage our efforts.

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  • Union Budget 2012-13 Some cheers for the aviation and MRO industry

    THE union Budget for the year 2012-13 has brought some cheers for the aviation industry. The Finance Minister has proposed that the sector be allowed to raise capital through external borrowings worth US$ 1 billion for a year even as it recommended allocating Rs4,000 crore to the cash-strapped Air India.

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  • The US$20 billion dog fight!

    WITH the Indian Government declaring Dassault’s Rafale as the preferred bidder on December 31, 2011, the decade-long wait by the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) appears to be finally getting over. For the IAF it would be a matter of immense relief that there is perceptible movement in the MMRCA tendering process, which was so far moving at an excruciatingly tardy pace.

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  • India Aviation 2012-India: The Emerging Aviation Hub

    INDIAN aviation sector has transformed from an over regulated and under managed sector to a more open, liberal and investment friendly sector in the recent years. The sector is undergoing significant developments with the changing scenario in the country.

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  • Singapore Airshow 2012-Flying high

    SINGAPORE Airshow, Asia’s largest and one of the three most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, drew a record number of trade and public visitors at this year’s edition of the biennial event.

    Over the six-day show from 14-19 February, Singapore Airshow 2012 had some 145,000 visitors.

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  • Airbus eyes growing corporate jets market in Asia

    CORPORATE jets such as the Airbus ACJ318, ACJ319, ACJ320 and ACJ321 are a relatively new business for the company - though it has been building VIP wide-bodies since the mid-1980s.

    “We decided to go ahead with a corporate jet version o f the Airbus ACJ319 in 1997, just a year after the A319 airliner entered service,” says Francois Chazelle, Vice President, Corporate Jets, Airbus.

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  • Inertial Systems: More than just a backup for GPS navigation

    SATELLITE-based navigation enables war-fighters to operate more swiftly and precisely than ever before, and it has supplanted — in barely two decades—legacy systems for managing civil air traffic as well. The modern PNT—or positioning, navigation and timing—paradigm is based on the assumption that the space-based Global Positioning System (GPS) is accessible most of the time to provide position, velocity and timing information, thereby allowing every user to operate on the same reference system and timing standard.

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  • RAHI focuses on regional airport development

    INDIA has ambitious plan to build 500 airports by the end of 2020 which also includes small airports in tier -II and tier-II cities. The Indian aviation sector is expected to grow by at least 10 per cent from the present 26 per cent.

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  • India poised for major breakthrough in space

    INDIA’S Department of Space (DOS), during the year (2010-11), continued to pursue research and development activities of critical technologies in the area of launch vehicles and satellites towards achieving total self-reliance in all branches of space science and technology. The major highlights of the year were the successful launch of CARTOSAT-2B onboard PSLV-C15 on July 12, 2010, static test of the liquid core stage (L-110) of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk III) for the full flight duration of 200 seconds at Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) test facilities at Mahendragiri on September 8, 2010 and the launch of Highly Adaptable Satellite (HYLAS) developed by ISRO/Antrix under a commercial agreement with EADS/Astrium for M/s Avanti Communications Ltd.

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