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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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  • 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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  • Gulf Air completes 40 years of India operations

    BAHRAIN’S national carrier Gulf Air in December marked its successful 40 years of service to India, reinforcing its longstanding relationship with the country. On the occasion, the airline also unveiled a series of commercial initiatives tailored to the Indian market.

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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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  • Turbulence in the air

    INDIAN Civil Aviation Ministry’s Vision-2020 documents are to be believed, the growth of aviation sector has potential to absorb up to US$ 120 billion of investment. The fleet size of commercial airlines sector is expected be approximately 1000 aircraft, whereas domestic passenger numbers could reach 150-180 million by 2020.

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  • India, US sign landmark agreement in aviation

    INDIA has invited US aviation business house to take advantage of the huge potential that India throws up in the sector and to invest in the burgeoning aviation sector up to US$ 130 billion over the next decade and half.
    Maintaining that India’s air passenger traffic would rise to 260 million by 2020, the Civil Aviation Secretary Dr.

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  • India needs to develop world-class aviation training facility

    THE Civil Aviation Sector is facing acute manpower shortage, especially in the technical cadre. As per estimates of the Sub-Group on Human Resource Development for the Civil Aviation Sector, India would need 5,400 pilots by the end of the 2012.

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  • MRO – Trends and Opportunities seminar held successfully

    Industry experts came under the same roof to discuss future of MRO in India  

    UNDER the aegis of Ministry of Civil Aviation, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Aeronautical Society of India and US-India Aviation Cooperation Program organized a Seminar on Main-tenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) – Trends and Opportunities on 9th July 2011 in New Delhi.

    The Indian MRO industry is relatively undeveloped, but is attracting opportunities for rapid expansion.

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  • Reducing the risk of runway accidents

    Effective runway safety technology available today could significantly reduce the number of accidents says Pritam Bhavnani, President, Honeywell Aerospace, India

    AS airline accidents continue to dominate the news headlines across India, the rapid increase in on-the-ground aircraft related incidents is actually proving to be a far greater hazard than mid-air ones. According to recent Honeywell research, runway collisions, known as incursions, happen once a day around the world and runway excursions, whereby an aircraft overruns or veers off the runway, occur on average 29 times a year at a total cost of US$1 billion to the aviation industry in passenger injuries, aircraft inspections and repairs.

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